To the Moon and beyond: Nasa’s Artemis program

Agence France Presse - @inquirerdotnet 08/28/2022

CAPE CANAVERAL, United States — The Artemis program is Nasa’s plan to return humans to the Moon as a stepping stone for an eventual voyage to Mars. Twelve men walked on the Moon between 1969 and 1972…

PAGASA: Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will remain morning planets in July

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 07/01/2022

  CEBU, Philippines — Did you know that four planets will be visible this month? The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on its website that Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn would remain as…

Nasa rover preparing to take first Mars rock samples

Agence France Presse 07/22/2021

WASHINGTON — The Perseverance Mars rover is preparing to collect its first rock sample from the site of an ancient lake bed, as its mission to search for signs of past life begins in earnest, Nasa said Wednesday. The…

Chinese spacecraft successfully lands on surface of Mars

Reuters 05/15/2021

BEIJING  – An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported, making China the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. The…

SpaceX rocket explodes on ground after seemingly good flight

03/04/2021

WASHINGTON – An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded on the ground Wednesday after carrying out what had seemed to be a successful flight and landing. It was the third straight flub involving the prototype of the Starship rocket,…

#Mars2020 trends on Twitter as Nasa Perseverance lands on Mars

Immae Lachica 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— As humankind gains another victory in conquering the universe with the NASA Perseverance landing on Mars, netizens were also very quick to make their own version of the first-ever photo taken from Mars. Over…

NASA rover faces ‘seven minutes of terror’ before landing on Mars

Reuters 02/15/2021

LOS ANGELES — When NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance, a robotic astrobiology lab packed inside a space capsule, hits the final stretch of its seven-month journey from Earth this week, it is set to emit a radio alert…

Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world, says study

Agence France Presse 08/14/2020

The dwarf planet Ceres – long believed to be a barren space rock – is an ocean world with reservoirs of seawater beneath its surface, the results of a major exploration mission showed Monday. Ceres is the…

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Associated Press 07/13/2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time. Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet…

Space explorers wanted: NASA seeks next generation of astronauts

02/12/2020

Houston, UNITED STATES– You’ll need a relevant Master’s degree, be prepared to live and work 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth on the International Space Station, and be a US citizen. NASA announced Tuesday it was seeking…

Fr. Tan of Surigao del Norte is Xavier University’s next president

Froilan Gallardo 12/10/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Xavier University, the first Jesuit University in the Philippines and the first university in Mindanao, has a Mindanaoan as its next university president. Francisco Guerra III, chair of the school Board…

Musk unveils SpaceX rocket designed to get to Mars and back

09/29/2019

BOCA CHICA VILLAGE, Texas — Elon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry a crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system and land back on Earth perpendicularly. In…

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