NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss
NASA's most advanced space laser satellite blasted off Saturday on a mission to track ice loss around the world and improve forecasts of sea level rise as the climate warms.
The rule of law in Nigeria
Speaking at the 58th Annual NBA Conference in Abuja recently, President Muhammadu Buhari proclaimed that “the rule of law must be subject to the supremacy of the nation’s security and national interest”. Grasping the significance of this statement, requires recalling a bit of history. When in 1949 George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four, his seminal dystopian…
NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun
NASA postponed until Sunday the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries.
NASA blasts off Mars lander, InSight
NASA on Saturday blasted off its latest Mars lander, InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for "Marsquakes" ahead of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet. "Three, two, one, liftoff!" said a NASA commentator as the spacecraft launched on a dark, foggy morning atop an Atlas V rocket at 4:05 am…
SpaceX postpones launch of NASA's planet-hunter spacecraft
SpaceX postponed the launch of NASA's new planet-hunting mission Monday in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems, the California-based company said.
KENYA – NASA, we have a problem
As was generally expected, the National Super Alliance (Nasa) of last year’s presidential hopeful Raila Odinga looks set to collapse.
US wants to privatise International Space Station
The US plan, the paper said, involves privatizing the ISS, a low-orbit space station piloted by the US space agency NASA and developed jointly with its Russian counterpart.
Kenyan government outlaws opposition’s resistance movement after Odinga’s “swearing-in”
The Kenyan government has declared the opposition coalition’s National Super Alliance (NASA)’s wing, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), as an organised criminal group.
Ozone layer healing caused by ban on damaging chemicals, NASA confirms
A hole in the ozone layer that appeared above Antarctica in the 1980s has shrunk thanks to a worldwide ban on damaging chemicals, the United States Aeronautic Space Agency (NASA) has confirmed. Research found that levels of ozone-damaging chlorine are rapidly declining in the planet’s atmosphere, a direct indicator that Earth’s protective layer is on…