Evaluating NASA’s Futuristic EM Drive

EM Drive

“A group at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has successfully tested an electromagnetic (EM) propulsion drive in a vacuum – a major breakthrough for a multi-year international effort comprising several competing research teams. Thrust measurements of the EM Drive defy classical physics’ expectations that such a closed (microwave) cavity should be unusable for space propulsion because of the law of conservation of momentum.”

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/evaluating-nasas-futuristic-em-drive/

NASA Vesta Trek

Vesta Trek is a NASA web-based portal for exploration of Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in the Solar System.This portal showcases data collected by NASA Dawn spacecraft which was launched in 2009 to study Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres.

Source: NASA Vesta Trek

SpaceX Thales Mission on Livestream

SpaceX’s customer for this mission is Thales Alenia Space. With this flight, the Falcon 9 rocket will deliver the TurkmenÄlem52E/MonacoSat satellite to a geosynchronous transfer orbit.The Thales launch window is targeted to open at approximately 6:14pm EDT on Monday, April 27, 2015, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. If all goes as planned, the satellite will be deployed approximately 32 minutes after liftoff.A live launch webcast will begin here at 6:00pm EDT.

Source: SpaceX Thales Mission on Livestream