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Loud Launches: Researchers study how rocket noise affects endangered wildlife

Rocket launches are extreme events, for both animals and humans. “When the [space] shuttle lifts off, main engines roar so loud that a person standing near the pad would be killed, not by the heat from the exhaust, but by the noise of the engines,” Rodney Rocha, former chief structural engineer at NASA Johnson Space… Read More »

ESA aims to send astronauts to the moon with a European rocket

The European Space Agency is preparing proposals for the development of spacecraft over the next decade that could take ESA astronauts to orbit and to the Moon, according to its director general Josef Aschbacher. Speaking to the Financial Times ahead of the FT Investing in Space summit in London, Aschbacher said developing an independent human… Read More »