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NASA looks to SpaceX for Mars landing tips – Gizmag

October 21, 2014

During a Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral in September, NASA sent a pair of chase planes up to take high-resolution images of the booster as it made a po…

Source: www.gizmag.com

NASA, wanting to learn how to successfully land on Mars, is paying close attention to the powered landings of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 first stage as it returns from boosting satellites into orbit.

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China set to launch probe on round trip to the moon – New Scientist

October 21, 2014

The Chinese space agency’s newest space launch will test atmospheric re-entry technology ahead of a more complex mission to collect moon rocks in 2017

Source: www.newscientist.com

China’s Moon mission this month will be a precursor to a lunar landing and sample return mission later. The current mission will loop around the Moon and then return to Earth by parachute.

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4M Moon Orbiter Carrying Ham Radio Payload to Launch on October 23 – ARRL

October 21, 2014

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

Source: www.arrl.org

Amateur radio operators from around the world are sending a spacecraft to the Moon. Now that is what I call DX!

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ULA, Blue Origin and the BE-4 Engine – Space News

October 21, 2014

ULA, Blue Origin and the BE-4 Engine
Space News
Almost overshadowed by NASA’s long-awaited announcement of its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) awards on Sept.

Source: www.spacenews.com

Details on how Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine will fit into ULA’s plans for its next generation launch vehicle.

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China Moving Forward with Big Space Station Plans – Yahoo News UK

October 21, 2014

China Moving Forward with Big Space Station Plans Yahoo News UK Schweickart is also the founder and past president of the ASE and currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the B612 Foundation, which is dedicated to protecting the Earth from future…

Source: uk.news.yahoo.com

China is making great strides in space, demonstrating clearly that US Congressmen who fear that cooperation with China will enable them to steal US spaceflight "secrets" is misplaced. It appears that perhaps the US could learn more from the Chinese than the reverse.

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LPP Fusion has installed their Tungsten Anode but Cathode Delayed

October 17, 2014

On October 10, LPPFusion team members Eric Lerner, Hamid Yousefi and Tony Ellis lifted the tungsten anode into place on top of the FF-1 dense plasma focus experimental device.

Source: nextbigfuture.com

A look at the internal features of the LPP Fusion fusion power device.

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Resveratrol Boosts Spinal Bone Density in Men with Metabolic Syndrome

October 17, 2014

Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine and grapes, increased spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome and could hold promise as a treatment for osteoporosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Source: www.newswise.com

Resveratrol may boost bone mineral density even in men who do not have metabolic syndrome. More research is needed to determine optimal dosage and the population likely to benefit from supplemental resveratrol.

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