Covid-19 news: Worldwide IVF and fertility treatments delays revealed

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu, Layal Liverpool, Carissa Wong and Alex Wilkins In vitro fertilisation Mike Kiev/Alamy Latest coronavirus news as of 11am on 2 March A study of 43 countries suggests the coronavirus pandemic has substantially pushed back fertility treatments, … Read more

White House Predicts Major Delays to Climate Rules After Court Nixes Carbon Metric

A judge’s order blocking the Biden administration’s application of an interim climate metric will cause sweeping delays in agency rulemaking and stall planned projects requiring new environmental reviews, a White House official said this weekend. Dominic Mancini, the deputy administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, said a recent preliminary injunction … Read more

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission rocket faces new delays

NASA’s first Artemis moon mission will have to wait to launch.  The rollout for the agency’s Artemis 1 mission, the first flight of its Artemis program that will ultimately return humans to the moon, has been pushed back. NASA announced Wednesday (Feb. 2) that the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket and Orion capsule won’t … Read more

NASA delays rollout of Artemis 1 moon mission’s SLS megarocket until March. Hear why today.

NASA won’t roll its first moon-bound megarocket out to the launch pad any earlier than March, again delaying the launch of its Artemis 1 mission. Agency officials will discuss the decision during a news conference Wednesday (Feb. 2) at 12 p.m. EST (1700 GMT); NASA will broadcast audio of the event on NASA TV and … Read more

SpaceX delays launch of Italian satellite again, this time because of wayward ship

SpaceX has had to delay the launch of an Italian Earth-observation satellite yet again, but this time Mother Nature was not to blame. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was all set to loft the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 (CSG-2) satellite from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Sunday (Jan. 30) at 6:11 p.m. EST … Read more

SpaceX delays back-to-back Falcon 9 rocket launches due to bad weather

SpaceX delayed two back-to-back rocket launches from Florida on Saturday (Jan. 29) due to bad weather that has already pushed back the missions in recent days.  The private spaceflight company hoped to launch an Earth-observation satellite for Italy Saturday evening from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 6:11 p.m. EST (2311 GMT), but unacceptable … Read more

SpaceX delays rocket launch carrying Italian satellite due to bad weather

Mother Nature has foiled a planned SpaceX launch for the second day in a row. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was originally supposed to launch the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 (CSG-2) satellite from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday evening (Jan. 27), but thick clouds and strong winds forced a 24-hour delay. That … Read more

Japanese company ispace delays its second private moon mission to 2024

A Japanese company targeting the moon pushed back its second moon mission by a year to 2024. The Tokyo-based company ispace is planning a series of robotic moon missions with the first, called M1, expected to visit Earth‘s celestial companion at the end of this year. In an update Monday (Jan. 25), however, ispace said … Read more

Bad weather delays SpaceX Dragon’s departure from space station to Saturday

A SpaceX resupply ship will have to wait at least one more day before returning to Earth. Yesterday (Jan. 19), cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov ventured outside the safe confines of the International Space Station to conduct a seven-hour, 11-minute spacewalk. While the pair cleaned up following the spacewalk, SpaceX was preparing its robotic … Read more

A ‘rogue asteroid field’ almost delays the Valoria 3 analog Mars mission — Commander’s Report: sol 2

Dr. Michaela Musilova is the director of Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) program, which conducts analog missions to the moon and Mars for scientific research at a habitat on the volcano Mauna Loa. Currently, she is in command of the two-week Valoria 3 Martian mission and contributed this report to’s Expert Voices: … Read more