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NASA legendary flight director Chris Kraft has died at 95     – CNET

NASA legendary flight director Chris Kraft has died at 95 – CNET

Chris Kraft pioneered the idea of Mission Control in NASA’s early years. NASA Christoper Columbus Kraft Jr., NASA’s first flight director, pioneer of Mission Control and a key figure in the spaceflight program, died Monday. He was 95.  NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine called Kraft a “national treasure,” pointing to his work in establishing NASA’s Mission...

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The Milky Way devoured a smaller galaxy 10 billion years ago     – CNET

The Milky Way devoured a smaller galaxy 10 billion years ago – CNET

NGC 6052, about 230 million light-years away, showing what happens when two galaxies collide. This image was captured by the Hubble telescope. ESA/Hubble/NASA/A. Adamo et al. Our home galaxy is a cannibal. Recent evidence strongly suggests the Milky Way swallowed up a smaller galaxy, known as Gaia-Enceladus, during its early years, incorporating the galaxy’s stars,...