May 10, 2021

Out of Control

Out of Control

SpaceTime S24E52

The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast.

*Another out of control Chinese spacecraft crashes to Earth

The Earth has once again faced a major threat from an out of control Chinese spacecraft crashing back to the surface.

*Ingenuity begins a new demonstration phase on Mars

After beating all its technology demonstration parameters, NASA’s Mars Ingenuity helicopter will now begin a new phase of flight operations scouting out ahead of the Mars Perseverance rover searching for interesting geology and the best routes.

*Solving the mystery of the length of a day on Venus

Scientists have developed the most accurate measurement yet of the length of a day on Venus finding its 243.0226 Earth days.

*NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 returns safely to Earth

NASA’s SpaceX Dragon Crew-1 mission has splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico ending the first commercial crew program, long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station.

*The Science Report

The first study to determine how much the world’s glaciers have retreated because of climate change.

Scientists warn that invertebrates are declining globally in both diversity and abundance.

A new species of hadrosaur identified in Japan.

How your genes drive your desire for coffee.

Skeptic's guide to why news media covers science so badly

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