The center stage of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which paved the way for human return to the moon, was lifted from position before being integrated with solid rocket boosters.
The 212-foot (65 m) tall
stage arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in late April this year after a series of tests conducted by the Stanislas Space Center. Engineers now integrate the center stage with a mobile launch pad and dual solid rocket boosters. The stack will collectively provide more than 8.8 million pounds of thrust to launch the unmanned Artemis I mission to the moon in November this year and test the Orion capsule before future astronaut missions. Tereza Pultarova
Dawn adds more magic to solar eclipse
During the solar eclipse of June 2021, the new moon of the rising sun is partially hidden behind the moon.
(Image source: Samuel Smith)
Thursday, June 10, 2021: Samuel Smith of Middletown, Delaware, USA, on June 10, the huge rise during today’s partial solar eclipse Crescent. Observers on the western coast of the United States cannot see a complete annular solar eclipse. This eclipse occurs when the moon is too far away from the earth and does not completely cover the solar disk, leaving a “ring of fire when it passes in front of the sun “.
Nevertheless, the combination of a partial solar eclipse and sunrise (the solar eclipse peaks at around 6:14 AM EST) provides an excellent opportunity for professional photographers. However, in some places, cloudy weather complicated or even ruined the activity. Tereza Pultarova
Juno close-up of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede
The first close-up photo of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
(Image source: NASA/JPLCaltech/SwRI/MSSS)
Wednesday, June 9, 2021: Ganymede, the moon of Jupiter, the largest moon in the solar system, can be seen in the first close-up image taken by Juno space. Exploring in the closest flyby to the moon to date. On Monday, June 7, surface features, including craters and terrain discoloration along structural faults, were visible in images taken by Juno’s JunoCam camera. During the overflight, Juno was approximately 645 miles (1,038 kilometers) from the surface of Ganymede, the closest spacecraft since the Galileo mission in the early 2000s.
NASA released this preliminary image taken with the Juno camera’s green filter on Tuesday, June 8, the closest day later. The Juno scientists will now process these images, stitching together three images taken through the camera’s green, reading, and blue filters.