The US has GPS, Russia has GLONASS, China has Beidou, Europe is building Galileo, and India is not eager to be left out of the party — they’re building their own navsat constellation, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). 67 more words
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Today was a very busy day for the Soyuz rocket! First and certainly not least, the historic launch of Soyuz TMA-16M, a manned launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying the first American heading for a yearlong mission (Scott Kelly) and the first Russian since the Mir program to do the same (Mikhail Kornienko), along with veteran Soyuz commander Gennady Padalka. 47 more words
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Museum astrophysicists are searching through early photographs of the night sky and, with the help of high school students, helping to digitize them along the way.