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European Space Agency gets more funds, also for Moon mission

European Space Agency gets more funds, also for Moon mission

Technology
The 22 member states of the European Space agency have pledged to boost their funding to support more missions and research projects, including a new generation of satellites to monitor climate changeByThe Associated PressNovember 28, 2019, 4:14 PM2 min read The 22 member states of the European Space agency pledged Thursday to boost their funding to support more missions and research projects, including a new generation of satellites to monitor climate change. The agency’s director-general, Jan Woerner, said at the conclusion two-day ministerial meeting in Seville, Spain, that member states pledged a record three-year budget of 12.5 billion euros ($ 13.7 million) plus an additional 1.9 billion euros to cover operational costs and basic research in years four and five. “14.4 billion euros.
Official: Trump shared goal of denuclearizing Korea in letter to Moon

Official: Trump shared goal of denuclearizing Korea in letter to Moon

World
Bangkok, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his commitment to the "shared goal" with South Korean President Moon Jae-in of denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula, Moon's office said Tuesday. Trump delivered the message in his personal letter to Moon extending his condolences over the death of his mother last week, according to Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Ko Min-jung. It was conveyed by the U.S. National Security Adviser, Robert O'Brien, during his meeting with Moon in Bangkok a day earlier. Trump was quoted as saying he hopes to keep moving toward the shared aim of making Korea free of nuclear weapons and achieving peace. He pointed out that South Korea and the United States are continuing efforts for the day when separated families living on the other ...
Nasa unveils new spacesuit for next Moon landing

Nasa unveils new spacesuit for next Moon landing

Science
The US space agency has unveiled the prototype for a new spacesuit that could be worn by the next astronauts on the Moon.Nasa chief Jim Bridenstine shared a close-up look at the next-generation suits for the agency's Artemis programme.The xEMU prototype suit looks similar to ones used at the International Space Station.But Nasa said it had been improved for comfort, fit and mobility on the Moon.Mr Bridenstine also presented the Orion Crew Survival System, an orange flight suit with helmet that will be worn by crews in the Orion spacecraft for launch and re-entry.Orion is the replacement for the space shuttle, but, unlike that system, it's designed to carry astronauts to the Moon and other targets in deep space.To the Moon and Bey...
South Korea’s Moon Jae-in honors sacrifices by independence activists on Hangeul Day

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in honors sacrifices by independence activists on Hangeul Day

World
SEOUL, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday honored the sacrifice Korean independence activists made to protect the Korean alphabet, known as "hangeul," during Japan's 1910-1945 colonial rule as he marked the anniversary of the Korean alphabet's promulgation. "On national Hangeul Day, I ruminate about love for the people of King Sejong, who invented hangeul 573 years ago, and the national spirit of independence activists who fight for hangeul," Moon said in a message posted on social media to mark Hangeul Day. Hangeul was officially invented by King Sejong of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) in 1446. It was originally aimed at expanding literacy among the general population, who could not easily learn the writing system of the time, as it was centered on Chinese ...
Musk’s SpaceX unveils new Starship for private trips in space, then moon

Musk’s SpaceX unveils new Starship for private trips in space, then moon

Science
Sept. 29 (UPI) -- SpaceX owner Elon Musk unveiled a new prototype of a spacecraft for private trips to the moon on the 11th anniversary Saturday night of his company's first successful orbital launch of a rocket. The new Starship version called Mark 1 and a Super Heavy booster will send up to 100 people in space, then the moon and ultimately Mars. Also on display was Raptor, a full-flow, staged combustion rocket engine powered by cryogenic methane and liquid oxygen. "This is, I think, the most inspiring thing I have ever seen," Musk told about 200 SpaceX employees, guests and reporters at the company's site near Boca Chica Village, just outside Brownsville, Texas. "Wow, what an incredible job by such a great team to build this incredible vehicle. I'm so proud to work with such a great te...