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In it's most recent list of programs, CBS has left off what I would consider an eminently renewable program. Supergirl - even though it out performs other DC programs - The Flash and Arrow showing on the CW and have been renewed.
Other shows that failed to garner a mention were Limitless and Code Black.
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It is no surprise that one of the limiting factors in launching a spacecraft is it's size/weight.
If your like me, you most likely considered Bigelow Aerospace and it's unique inflatable space craft module a concept of the past.
Not so it would appear. Bigelow Aerospace and NASA will be studying the radiation protection, thermal performance and general operations of expandable habitats in space, with a module called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) which will be attached and inflated to the ISS.
More information can be garnered from the enclosed video.
Using the 50-meter diameter Large Millimeter Telescope, located on the summit of Sierra Negra, a 15,000-foot extinct volcano in the central state of Puebla, one of Mexico’s highest mountains, astronomers have observed what they are calling “outrageously luminous” galaxies, because there is no scientific terms apply.
The newly observed galaxies are about 10 billion years old and were formed only about four billion years after the Big Bang.
The galaxies brightness is due in part to a phenomenon called gravitational lensing that magnifies light passing near massive objects, making them look about 10 times brighter than they really are.
In Gravity, Sandra Bullock portrays a mission specialist aboard sts 157, George Clooney a veteran astronaut and mission commander.
During an EVA to repair the Hubble Space Telescope Bullock and Clooney's characters are informed
that a Russian missile strike on a defunct Russian satellite has create a huge cloud of high speed junk that strikes the shuttle, ISS as well as other craft on the same orbit.
The balance of the film depicts Bullock's character working to return to Earth.
I was really surprised to find this film on cable tv, but there it was. The film is mildly technical but brings a boatload of excitement. There is the obligatory dead body floating into view, plus a variety of HUH? scenes, but for the realistic spaceflight (not as real as Apollo 13 but home-work was done) will thoroughly enjoy Gravity. Both Bullock and Clooney put in excellent efforts.
I would rate the movie an 8. Acting was good. Plus the high moments throughout the film keeps your interest.
Ceres is the largest body in the asteroid belt and the only object classed as a dwarf
planet in the asteroid belt.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been in orbit around Ceres for more than a year mapping its surface in great detail. One of the biggest surprises has been the discovery of very bright spots, which reflect far more light than their much darker surroundings.
The most prominent of these spots lie inside the crater Occator and suggest that Ceres may be a much more active world than most of its asteroid neighbors.
NASA astronaut crew member Scott Kelly will retire from the agency, effective April 1.
Kelly joined the astronaut corps in 1996 and currently holds the American record for
most time spent in space, plus holding the record for longest American spaceflight at
Kelly flew in space four times, first aboard the shuttle Discovery,STS-103 servicing
mission in 1999, with a trip to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. On his second
mission, STS-118, he crossed the threshold of the International Space Station for the
first time as commander of space shuttle Endeavour. He returned to the station for a
six-month stay in 2010, commanding Expedition 26.
After spending a total of 340
days aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth March 1 at 10:38pm, aboard their Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft.