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UFO Sightings At International Space Station On The Rise (And You Can Help Find Them) (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 14, 2013

By Lee Speigel

As 2012 ended and 2013 began, numerous UFOs were reported around the country — nothing earthshattering there — but what about alleged unidentified objects seen in space near the International Space Station (or ISS), a couple of hundred miles above Earth?

Videos have cropped up on YouTube showing images taken by NASA cameras of objects of different shapes, some moving very slowly, others rapidly hurtling through space.

What, exactly, are we looking at here? Alien spacecraft dropping by for a visit with the ISS? Reflections from ISS windows? Meteors? Or various types of orbiting or fast moving spacecraft-generated debris?

On Christmas Day, YouTube poster Streetcap1 recorded video of a silvery object, moving slowly near the curvature of Earth. At :46 into the following video, the object can be seen in faraway perspective.

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The International Space Station: A Magnet For UFO Sightings

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 15, 2012

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UFOs are showing up in a variety of places, allegedly on Marsaround Earth, and even in close proximity to the orbiting International Space Station.

Some space enthusiasts seem to have plenty of time on their hands to look at hours oflive camera feeds from the ISS. When they spot something they deem to be unexplained, they instantly post it to YouTube. The videos just keep piling up, waiting their turn for reasonable explanations.

On Sept. 11, a video was posted by danielofdoriaa, claiming that NASA’s ISS camera caught a huge, elongated UFO with smaller unidentified objects above it.

Was this an alien mothership, ejecting other craft, perhaps on their way down to Earth or outward toward Mars?

Here’s the video in question.

I examined the video and believe that this is, unfortunately, another case of mistaken identity,” said Marc Dantonio, chief photo/video analyst for the Mutual UFO Network.

“The object seen outside the window isn’t outside the window at all,” Dantonio told The Huffington Post in an email. “In looking at the object closely, it is clearly in far less focus than the other items outside. Read the rest of this entry »

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China’s Shenzhou-9 crew returns to Earth

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 29, 2012

Shenzhou

The capsule carrying the crew of China’s Shenzhou-9 spacecraft has successfully landed in the country’s Inner Mongolia region after 13 days in space. The success of the mission brings China a step closer to creating its own manned space station.

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US And EU Develop Code Of Conduct For Outer Space

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 19, 2012

The United States and the European Union have joined other nations in committing to an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities.

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a statement on January 17: “A Code of Conduct will help maintain the long-term sustainability, safety, stability, and security of space by establishing guidelines for the responsible use of space,”

“The long-term sustainability of our space environment is at serious risk from space debris and irresponsible actors. Unless the international community addresses these challenges, the environment around our planet will become increasingly hazardous to human spaceflight and satellite systems, which would create damaging consequences for all of us.”

In the statement, Clinton said that the US would not enter into a code of conduct that constrains its national security-related activities in space or its ability to protect the United States and its allies. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Mystery City’ Revealed By ISS Time-Lapse Video Turns Out To Be Enormous Oil Field

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 16, 2011

Internet forums exploded after an astonishing time-lapse video of the Earth taken from the International Space Station revealed more that was first thought – a mystery city that ‘shouldn’t have existed’.

The dramatic video displays the Earth illuminated by the green glow of the Aurora Borealis, and cities represented as bright spots of electric lights.

Taken by the crew of the ISS between August and October 2011, the clip was an immediate online hit.

But one of the thousands of people who saw the video noticed what appeared to be a mystery city, located near Edmonton in Canada, that did not appear on any map.

The strange collection of lights in North Dakota, USA, appeared to be equivalent in size to cities as large as Calgary and Minneapolis, but seemed impossible to identify.

The mystery was solved when a local news editor, Ken Paulman, used surrounding locations to work out that the ‘city’ was in fact… an oil field.

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Earth From Space: Video Shows Stunning View From International Space Station

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 15, 2011

This might appear to be enhanced with special effects, but it’s not. It’s time-lapse photography thathas provided us with stunning images of Earth from outer space.

Taken by the crew of the International Space Station’s Expeditions 28 and 29 and compiled by Michael Konig, the photos, shot between August and October 2011, make up a magnificent tour around globe. The small flashes of light are lightning strikes, and the clusters of gold are cities lit up at night. See if you can spot your home as you circle the globe!

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Russia To Sink International Space Station In 2020

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 2, 2011


They could have better and cheaper option by that time.
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Space Shuttle Program Q&A: Why Space Shuttle Fleet Is Retiring, What’s Next

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 14, 2011


Most of the money gone for war.
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Russia Plans Space Program Expansion And Moon Base By 2030: Reports

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 11, 2011

Russia is planning a massive increase in its space launches and may even build a base on the moon as part of a manned mission to Mars in the next two decades, according to reports.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country’s plans go well beyond transporting crews to the International Space Station. With a 2010-2011 space budget estimated at 200 billion rubles ($7.09 billion), Russia is the world’s fourth-largest spender on space after U.S. space agency NASA, the European Space Agency and France, Reutersreports.

“Russia should not limit itself to the role of an international space ferryman. We need to increase our presence on the global space market,” Putin is quoted as having said at his residence outside Moscow. The meeting was planned specifically to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering space flight. Read the rest of this entry »

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NASA’s research ability in space under threat

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 7, 2011

NASA is “poorly positioned” to carry out research on the International Space Station (ISS) due to several years of

The International Space Station

“dramatically” reduced funding for the agency’s life and physical sciences programme. That’s the view of a report released today by the US National Research Council. Written by an 18-member panel, the report’s authors say that they are “deeply concerned” about the state of NASA’s research programme and call for the agency to now provide a “funding base” for such research.

The report, co-chaired by mechanical engineer Elizabeth Cantwell from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and medical researcher Wendy Kohrt from the University of Colorado, lays out a research agenda for the coming decade. It highlights two broad recommendations for research areas that should be strengthened. These are developing “exploration technologies” and research that takes advantage of the “unique aspects” of the microgravity environment.

Support for NASA’s life and physical sciences programme has fallen steadily over the last decade. In 1996 the agency awarded around $500m for research in advanced life support and advanced space suits to fundamental physics but this fell to around $300m in 2001 and just $150m by 2010. By then the only research that was carried out was in supporting “human exploration and ISS life”. The report says that the programme now has no “institutional home at NASA” and concludes that, as a result, the agency cannot take full advantage of the laboratory environment at the ISS. Read the rest of this entry »

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Astronauts Tweet AMAZING Photos From International Space Station (PICTURES)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 21, 2010


Really gorgeous photos.
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China to launch manned space lab around 2020: report

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 27, 2010

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Wednesday it would launch aspace lab to be manned for long stretches within about 10 years, a move it believes would bring it closer to the United States and Russia as powers capable of reaching the moon.

The official Xinhua news agency, quoting an unidentified space official, said a trial space lab would be launched before 2016 to test equipment and techniques. But it was not clear if that lab would be manned for long periods.

The space station program will use existing technology, including the Shenzhou space vehicle and the Long March 2F launch rocket, Xinhua said. The agency gave no details of the size of the planned labs.

Establishing a manned space lab will “promote our country’s scientific and technological progress and innovation, enhance overall national strength and make an important contribution to raising national prestige,” the official said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anna Chapman, ‘Bombshell’ Russian Spy, Steals Show At Kazakhstan Space Launch

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 8, 2010


Then Anna Chapman celebrity?
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