July 26, 2021

Australia’s Interstellar Laser Propulsion System

Australia’s Interstellar Laser Propulsion System

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 85

*Australia’s Interstellar laser propulsion system


Scientists with the Australian National University have designed a new laser powered propulsion system as part of the ambitious Breakthrough Starshot project to send a fleet of light sail spacecraft to explore the worlds of Alpha Centauri our nearest neighbouring star system

*The biggest comet ever seen becomes active

Astronomers have discovered the largest comet ever seen and it’s now become active.

*Hubble Space Telescope back online

Nasa Hubble Space Telescope is back in service following marathon efforts to fix a computer crash that shut it down back on June 13.

*Starliner ready for launch

NASA and Boeing are hoping for better luck second time round as they prepare for the launch of the CST100 Starliner spacecraft on its second test flight.

*Blue Origin’s first space tourist flight

The world’s richest man Jeff Bezos has become the first billionaire to fly in space.

*The Science Report

A single dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine is less effective against the Delta strain.

It’s now been confirmed that China was behind Microsoft Exchange mail server cyber-attack.

New genetic glaucoma test 15 times better than existing tests.

A swarm of more than 141 earthquakes has rattled Yellowstone National Park.

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