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Could Artemis be the last mission for NASAs astronauts?

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Neil Armstrong took his historic “one small step” on the Moon in 1969. And just three years later, the last Apollo astronauts left our celestial neighbour. Since then, hundreds of astronauts have been launched into space but mainly to the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. None has, in fact,...

Artemis launch heralds a new age of space exploration

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NASA today successfully launched its largest-ever rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 01:47 local time (06:47 GMT). Today's launch follows two previous failed launch attempts which were aborted because of technical issues. NASA’s new Artemis mission aims to take the American Space Agency back to the...

Thats all folks – NASA Cancels Artemis SLS Launch

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"Thats all folks" - Nasa has cancelled todays SLS moon rocket launch because of engine problem The American space agency called off todays SLS launch after engineers failed to stabilise the temperature of one of the main engines under the rocket. This flight would have been the first...

Artemis – Countdown to SLS Launch

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Today will see the launch of NASAs huge Space Launch System (SLS) The SLS is a critical part of the American's space agencies attempt to bring humans back to the moon. Today's "Artemis I" mission will see an unmanned SLS blast into space carrying an Orion vehicle...

Infographic – How is NASA assembling its huge SLS rocket?

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In the next few days NASA will finalise the first assembly of its huge SLS rocket. The rocket is part of the Artemis mission to take humans back to the moon by the end of the decade. These infographics explore what the SLS is and how NASA is...

What Does a Structural Engineer Know That Other Engineers Do Not Know?

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It is well-known that engineering has many branches leading to the emergence of different types of engineers. There are civil, electrical, mechanical, and structural engineers, among others. While their engineering expertise may vary, they all fall into the same discipline and have one thing in common: they are...