Black Hot Fire Network
February 23, 2024
The Biden administration and European allies call President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia a tyrant and a war criminal. But he enjoys a standing invitation to the halls of power in Brazil. The president of Brazil says that Ukraine and Russia are both to blame for the war that began with the Russian military’s invasion. […]
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A private lander on Thursday made the first U.S. touchdown on the moon in more than 50 years, but managed just a weak signal back until flight controllers scrambled to gain better contact. Despite the spotty communication, Intuitive Machines, the company that built and managed the craft, confirmed that it had […]
Moscow’s arrest of a Los Angeles woman on charges of high treason has cast a new spotlight on the steep challenges imposed by Russia’s refusal to recognize almost all dual citizenships — sharply limiting diplomats’ ability to oversee the cases and intervene if warranted. Ksenia Karelina, a 33-year-old former ballerina who holds both U.S. and […]
Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lander touched down on the moon Thursday after a historic, nail-biting descent following a last-minute navigation sensor malfunction, becoming the first U.S.-built spacecraft to stick a moon landing in more than 50 years . . .
5:58 p.m. ET, February 22, 2024 Odysseus is unexpectedly going to try to use NASA’s experimental Lidar for navigation From CNN’s Kristin Fisher and Jackie Wattles An apparent issue with Odysseus’ navigation systems will force the lander to rely on experimental technology. “Intuitive Machines made the decision to reassign the primary navigation sensors from Odysseus….to use the […]
February 22, 2024
A robotic spacecraft is expected to touch down on the moon’s surface Thursday night, in what will mark the United States’s first uncrewed commercial moon landing. The autonomous lander, called Odysseus, launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 last Thursday. It was created by the company Intuitive Machines and is […]
RIO DE JANEIRO — The U.S. opposition to an immediate cease-fire in Gaza came under repeated criticism during a two-day meeting of the chief diplomats of the world’s 20 largest economies in the latest sign of Washington’s isolation on the issue. Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira, the host of . . .
A robotic lunar lander launched by a private U.S. company is scheduled to reach the moon Thursday evening. If all goes according to plan, the unmanned Odysseus, which is operated by Houston-based Intuitive Machines, is scheduled to touch down on the lunar surface at 6:24 . . .
Updated landing time Denise Chow NASA announced that Intuitive Machines will add one extra orbit around the moon before attempting to land Odysseus on the surface. The maneuver will push the landing time back, with a new targeted touchdown of 6:24 p.m. ET. The landing time has shifted a few times today (and in days […]
AT&T was hit by a widespread outage affecting users across the United States early Thursday and gave no indication of when services would be restored. The outage, which affected people in cities including Atlanta, Los Angeles and Dallas, was first reported around 3:30 a.m. Eastern time, and cellular service and internet problems were still being […]