May 7, 2021

China Launches its New Space Station. What You Need to Know.

China Launches its New Space Station. What You Need to Know.

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 24 Episode 51


*China launches its new space station

China has successfully launched the first module of its new space station giving the communist part a permanent presence in space.

*MOXIE makes oxygen on Mars

An experiment aboard NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover has successfully produced oxygen out of the red planet’s thin carbon dioxide atmosphere.

*Carbon dioxide rich water found in ancient meteorite

Scientists have found water inclusions containing at least 15 percent carbon dioxide in an ancient meteorite.

*Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins dies aged 90

The world has paid tribute to Apollo 11 command module pilot astronaut Michael Collins who has passed away aged 90.

*May SkyWatch

The constellation Scorpius the Scorpion, the spectacular M4 globular cluster, and the Eta-Aquarids meteor shower are among the highlights of the May night skies.

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