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Astronauts' energy bars get extra 'zing' from video translation software

Computers can fly a spaceship but when they translate an astronaut’s video they make disastrous sexual mistakes.

Before launch, Samantha Cristoforetti made a video where chef Stefano Polato showed her how to make energy bars — snacks for space. 157 more words

World

Failed Russian space cargo ship to fall back to Earth, but where is unknown

Watch the video above: Progress spacecraft spins out of control shortly after launch to International Space Station.

TORONTO – A cargo ship that was destined for the International Space Station will end up falling back to Earth within the next week and scientists don’t know exactly where. 297 more words

News

A short history of the Hubble Space Telescope: 25 years of wonder

By Adrian James Kirwan

2015 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Hubble telescope, named after the American astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889-1953). Astronomers had been well aware that the earth’s atmosphere distorts light coming from stars and nebulae since early in the science’s development. 759 more words

Society And Technology

This journey was nearly 4 billion miles -- and took 10 years

And you think your commute is bad. On November 12, 2014, the Philae probe finally landed on a comet some 10 years after it left Earth. 1,436 more words

Idea In Depth

Happy 25th Birthday Hubble !!!

Today marks the 25th birthday of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

24th of April 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope was launched.  Initially providing blurry images due to a problem with its primary mirror, the telescope was serviced by a Space Shuttle mission and after this provided excellent images of those never seen before. 173 more words

Astronomy