NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket to roll out Aug. 18 for lunar launch

Artemis 1 rocket beside Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA

NASA’s ambitious Artemis 1 moon mission is go to return to the pad, one last time, ahead of launch. The Artemis 1 stack will make the roughly 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) journey from Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Complex 39B on Aug. 18, NASA confirmed on Friday (Aug. 5). The rollout will keep … Read more

Solar storm from hole in the sun will hit Earth on Wednesday (Aug. 3)

High-speed solar winds from a “hole” in the sun’s atmosphere are set to hit Earth’s magnetic field on Wednesday (Aug 3.), triggering a minor G-1 geomagnetic storm. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) made the prediction after observing that “gaseous material is flowing from a southern hole in … Read more

Mets trade deadline preview: Biggest needs, possible targets, top trade chips leading into Aug. 2

The lead is not as large as it was eight weeks ago, but the New York Mets remain atop the NL East, and control their own destiny as they chase their first division title since 2015. They’ve done it without two-time Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom, who hasn’t pitched in a big-league game in over a … Read more

Red Sox trade deadline preview: Will ugly skid see Boston become sellers by Aug. 2?

Will the Boston Red Sox end up selling this trade deadline? It’s a question that was ludicrous a month ago. After a 20-6 June, the Red Sox looked like one of the strongest teams in baseball and though they were staring at a wild-card round all along, a three-game series there is a much better … Read more