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“We are Tiny”: Elon Musk to NASA

Musk’s SpaceX is readying up to work with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to advance their technology to vertically land large rockets on the moon

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)

Replying to NASA’s tweet about Jupiter’s massive size as compared to Earth, Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX which has partnered with the space agency for its Artemis mission, has said: “We are tiny”.

The US-based agency on Saturday tweeted: “Did you know that two Earths could fit inside Jupiter’s iconic Great Red Spot? The powerful storm is one of many colourful features we see in this image captured by our @NASAJuno spacecraft and processed by #CitizenScientist Kevin M. Gill.”

Aiming to land humans on the lunar surface by 2024, NASA has selected 13 firms — including Blue Origin of Jeff Bezos and SpaceX of Elon Musk — to develop space technologies for its Artemis mission.

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SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk, left, announces Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa (R) as the first private passenger on a trip around the moon. (Representational image). VOA

To facilitate the mission, NASA centres would partner with the companies — ranging from small businesses with fewer than a dozen employees to large aero-space organisations — to provide expertise, facilities, hardware and software at no cost, the agency had earlier said in a statement.

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“We’ve identified technology areas NASA needs for future missions, and these public-private partnerships will accelerate their development so we can implement them faster,” said Jim Reuter, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD).

Musk’s SpaceX is readying up to work with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to advance their technology to vertically land large rockets on the moon. (IANS)

  • Raynald Lewis

    Well said. Isaiah 40:22 says: There is One who dwells above the circle of the earth,
    And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He is stretching out the heavens like a fine gauze,
    And he spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.” We are tiny like grasshoppers, inconsequential it may seem. However the creator of the Milky Way galaxy and the universe still considers humans worthy of everlasting life provided we learn about the amazing designer of it all, Jehovah. Isaiah 40:25-26. ““To whom can you liken me to make me his equal?” says the Holy One. 26 “Lift up your eyes to heaven and see. Who has created these things?
    It is the One who brings out their army by number; He calls them all by name. Because of his vast dynamic energy and his awe-inspiring power, Not one of them is missing.”

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  • Raynald Lewis

    Well said. Isaiah 40:22 says: There is One who dwells above the circle of the earth,
    And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He is stretching out the heavens like a fine gauze,
    And he spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.” We are tiny like grasshoppers, inconsequential it may seem. However the creator of the Milky Way galaxy and the universe still considers humans worthy of everlasting life provided we learn about the amazing designer of it all, Jehovah. Isaiah 40:25-26. ““To whom can you liken me to make me his equal?” says the Holy One. 26 “Lift up your eyes to heaven and see. Who has created these things?
    It is the One who brings out their army by number; He calls them all by name. Because of his vast dynamic energy and his awe-inspiring power, Not one of them is missing.”

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This NASA Scientist is so Excited about Mercury Transit. Here’s Why

The tiny planet traveled directly between Earth and the sun on Monday, creating a perfect alignment

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The planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, low center, from Washington, as it transits across the face of the Sun, Nov. 11, 2019. (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls). VOA

Stargazers witnessed a rare celestial event on Monday, as Mercury passed directly across the face of the sun.NASA

Mercury, the solar system’s smallest planet and closest to the sun, won’t make the next such transit until 2032.

The tiny planet traveled directly between Earth and the sun on Monday, creating a perfect alignment.

The best views of the event took place in North and South America, while viewers in Europe and Africa were able to see part of Mercury’s passage.

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Mercury, the solar system’s smallest planet and closest to the sun, won’t make the next such transit until 2032. Pixabay

Stargazers had to use solar-filtered binoculars and telescopes to spot Mercury, which appeared as a small black dot on the face of the sun.

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For those who could not see the event directly, the U.S. Space agency, NASA, live-streamed images of the celestial transit, which took about five and a half hours. (VOA)