July 2018

U.S. Congress Is Debating Funding For The International Space Station - Part 1 of 2 parts

Part 1 of 2 Parts
       The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit. The first component for the station was launched in 1998 and the last pressurized module was incorporated in 2011. Components are still being launched to be added to the ISS. The ISS is supposed to be in use until at least 2028.

NASA Concerned About SpaceX Plan To Super-Cool Propellant For Falcon 9

       Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is an private U.S.  aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company. It was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the stated mission of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has developed the Falcon family of launch vehicles and the Dragon family of spacecraft.

Nuclear Reactors 584 - UK Researchers Developed A System For Using Muons To Detect Uranium

       A muon is a subatomic particle that is similar to an electron but has two hundred times as much mass. It has an electrical charge of minus one and a spin of one half. It is categorized as a “lepton” which means that it does not have any substructure composed of simpler particles. Muons are unstable and only have a half life of about two millionths of a second.

Nuclear Reactors 583 - The United Kingdom's Sector Deal Will Distribute About 320 Million Dollars To The U.K. Nuclear Industry - Part 2 of 2 Parts

Part 2 of 2 Parts (Please read Part 1 first)
       The CEO of the Nuclear Industry Association said, “This ambitious deal between industry and government will ensure nuclear plays a key role in providing the UK's low-carbon energy supply for the future, maximizing opportunities in overseas markets, leveraging technology and innovation and increasing competitiveness.”