Sept. 27, 2019

72: Indian Moon Hopes Fade

72: Indian Moon Hopes Fade

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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary S22E72

*Indian Moon hopes fade

Hopes are fading for Indian space officials to re-establish contact with their lost Vikram lunar lander.  

*The Moon camera

The story of the camera Apollo astronauts took to the Moon.

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*Roscosmos keeping quiet about leak

A Russian Board of Enquiry says it’s found the cause of a leak which began venting atmosphere into space from the International Space Station a year ago.  

*Another near miss in orbit

There’s been another near-miss in orbit as two disused spacecraft came close to colliding 515 kilometres above the ground in the past week.  

*United States Space Command becomes operational

The United States Space Command has officially commenced operations.  

*South Australia to build a rocket launchpad

The South Australian state government has given its support to proposals to establish a new orbital rocket launch complex at the bottom of Eyre Peninsula.  

*Beijing launches its new Smart Dragon One rocket

China has launched three new satellites using its new Jielong or Smart Dragon One solid fuelled rocket.  

*US Navy confirms UFO footage is real

The US Navy has confirmed that it can’t explain footage from F/A-18 fighters showing unidentified aerial phenomena – NAVY speak for UFOs.  

*Area 51 raid

UFO fans from around the world have beamed into to the sleepy town of Rachel Nevada for what was planned to be a raid on the nearby Nevada Test and Training Range – better known around the world as Area 51.  

*The Science Report

Studies fail to establish any link between Cell phone use and brain cancer.

Heavy cannabis use associated with poor sperm quality.

Habitat loss found to be a major problem for hundreds of endangered Australian bird species.

China confirmed behind cyber security attacks against Australia.

Facial-recognition databases to be restricted in the United States.

A paranormal investigator claims there are Big Foots in New Zealand – but few believe him. 

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