NASA invests in a Deep Space Ground Station in South Africa

The Western Cape Government (WCG) welcomes the official commencement of the impressive collaboration between the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), and the USA’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to invest in a Deep Space Ground Station, in Matjiesfontein,[…]

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SA signs ground breaking exploration programme with NASA

LOCAL A new deep-space ground station being built in South Africa’s semi-desert Karoo region will come online by 2025 to help track history-making NASA missions to the Moon and beyond, space agency officials said on Tuesday at a ground-breaking ceremony in the tiny village of Matjiesfontein. Through its Artemis programme,[…]

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New technology uncovers unreported toxic air pollution

Thirty-nine unreported sites emitting toxic sulfur dioxide were discovered this week using a new satellite-based method that may help identify sources of pollution in the future, thanks to NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and two universities. The new method of finding toxic leaks has already shed light on discrepancies[…]

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Water found on Mars: NASA

NASA announced on Monday that liquid saltwater exists on the surface of Mars – a discovery that scientists say indicates the “potential” for life on the planet. The historic findings by scientists from NASA and several US universities are based on research on dark, narrow and elongated streaks that appear[…]

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