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SpaceX launches 20 Starlink satellites on 50th mission of the year.

SpaceX launches 20 Starlink satellites on 50th mission of the year.
SpaceX launched 20 of its Starlink internet satellites today (May 14), on the company's 50th orbital mission of 2024. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Starlink spacecraft — 13 of which feature direct-to-cell capability — lifted off from California's Vandenberg Space Fo…
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Helium leak delays Boeing's 1st Starliner astronaut launch to May 21.

Helium leak delays Boeing's 1st Starliner astronaut launch to May 21.
The crewed debut of Boeing's Starliner capsule has been pushed back an additional four days. Starliner had been scheduled to lift off this Friday (May 17) on Crew Flight Test (CFT), a mission that will send NASA astronauts Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore to the Internati…
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SpaceX launches 23 satellites from Florida on 1st leg of Starlink doubleheader.

SpaceX launches 23 satellites from Florida on 1st leg of Starlink doubleheader.
SpaceX launched another batch of its Starlink internet satellites from Florida today (May 8), on the first leg of a planned spaceflight doubleheader for the company. A Falcon 9 rocket topped with 23 Starlink craft lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to…
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Voyager 1 Light-Sensing Instrument Non-operational.

Voyager 1 Light-Sensing Instrument Non-operational.
Project officials report light-sensing instrument aboard NASA's Voyager 1, that had difficulty during encounter with the planet Jupiter March 5th, has been confirmed as no longer being able to record useful data. Tests conducted last week indicate that the light sensitiv…
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Switzerland signs Artemis Accords to join NASA.

Switzerland signs Artemis Accords to join NASA.
Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin joined NASA administrator Bill Nelson Monday (April 15), at the space agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., to become the latest country to sign on to the agency's Artemis Accords for moon exploration. Switzerland is the 37…
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We finally know why NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft stopped communicating — scientists are working on a fix.

We finally know why NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft stopped communicating — scientists are working on a fix.
NASA engineers have discovered the cause of a communications breakdown between Earth and the interstellar explorer Voyager 1. It would appear that a small portion of corrupted memory exists in one of the spacecraft's computers.  The glitch caused Voyager 1 to send unread…
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What a total solar eclipse looks like from space.

What a total solar eclipse looks like from space.
Darkness, slivers of sunshine, and crescent shadows: The 2024 total solar eclipse put on quite a show. Down here on Earth, millions of people witnessed the fascinating sight of the moon passing in front of the sun. But a select few people had the chance to experience the ec…
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The 5 stages of the 2024 total solar eclipse explained for April 8.

The 5 stages of the 2024 total solar eclipse explained for April 8.
On Monday, April 8, the 2024 total solar eclipse will sweep through the sky over North America.  While all of North America and Central America will experience at least a partial solar eclipse, those within a path with a width of approximately 115 miles (185 kilometers) pass…
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NASA's next moon car is starting to take shape

NASA's next moon car is starting to take shape
NASA picks 3 companies to design lunar rover for Artemis astronauts to drive on the moon. The agency has selected three private teams — led by the companies Intuitive Machines, Lunar Outpost and Venturi Astrolab, respectively — to develop their versions of the Lunar Terrain …
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Florida man says space object crashed into his house.

Florida man says space object crashed into his house.
NASA is investigating an object that a Florida resident says came from space and plummeted into his home last month. Alejandro Otero said a piece of equipment from the International Space Station hit his Naples home and posted photos on X in response to an astronomer who was…
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SpaceX launching 22 Starlink satellites from California on March 30.

SpaceX launching 22 Starlink satellites from California on March 30.
SpaceX has reset the launch of another batch of its Starlink internet satellites to no sooner than Saturday night (March 30). A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 22 Starlink spacecraft was set to lift off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Thursday (March 28), but the …
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Artemis astronauts will carry plants to the moon in 2026.

Artemis astronauts will carry plants to the moon in 2026.
A plant-growth study is one of three experiments that the Artemis 3 astronauts are expected to deploy on the lunar surface. The first astronauts to land on the moon in more than half a century will set up a lunar mini-greenhouse, if all goes according to plan. NASA has select…
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Massive explosions may be visible on the sun during the April 8 total solar eclipse.

Massive explosions may be visible on the sun during the April 8 total solar eclipse.
If you're in the path of totality for the April 8 total solar eclipse, you'll experience a brief period of darkness — totality — for a few seconds or minutes. This is the only safe time to look directly at the sun without solar eclipse glasses. If you observe the su…
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SpaceX Crew-7 astronauts undock from the ISS for March 12 return to Earth.

SpaceX Crew-7 astronauts undock from the ISS for March 12 return to Earth.
Four astronauts left their orbiting home today (March 11) to return to Earth. SpaceX Crew-7 and its four astronauts undocked from the International Space Station at 11:20 a.m. EDT (1520 GMT), with their departure carried live on NASA Television. The undocking took place over…
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5,800 pounds of batteries tossed off the ISS in 2021 will fall to Earth today.

5,800 pounds of batteries tossed off the ISS in 2021 will fall to Earth today.
A nearly 3-ton leftover tossed overboard from the International Space Station is nearing its plunge toward Earth. The multi-ton Exposed Pallet 9 (EP9) was jettisoned from the space station back in March 2021. At the time, it was reported to be the most massive object ever to…
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NASA space photo shows odd-looking sky holes near Florida.

NASA space photo shows odd-looking sky holes near Florida.
A NASA satellite snapped a photo of giant ring-shaped clouds over the Gulf of Mexico. You can see this phenomenon, called cavum clouds, from the ground and in space.  Cavum clouds have a natural explanation but have been mistaken for aliens and other odd phenomena.  Earlier th…
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James Webb Space Telescope captures the end of planet formation.

James Webb Space Telescope captures the end of planet formation.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is helping scientists uncover how planets form by advancing understanding of their birthplaces and the circumstellar disks surrounding young stars. A team of scientists, led by Naman Bajaj of the University of Arizona and including Dr. U…
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Heaviest pair of black holes ever seen weighs 28 billion times more than the sun.

Heaviest pair of black holes ever seen weighs 28 billion times more than the sun.
Two supermassive black holes found in collision-created "fossil galaxies" are so massive that they refuse to collide and merge. The discovery could explain why, although supermassive black hole mergers are predicted theoretically, they have never been observed in …
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Saturn's largest moon most likely uninhabitable.

Saturn's largest moon most likely uninhabitable.
A study led by Western astrobiologist Catherine Neish shows the subsurface ocean of Titan—the largest moon of Saturn—is most likely a non-habitable environment, meaning any hope of finding life in the icy world is dead in the water. This discovery means it is far less likely…
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SpaceX launches Crew-8 astronaut mission to International Space Station for NASA.

SpaceX launches Crew-8 astronaut mission to International Space Station for NASA.
SpaceX launched another crew of four to the International Space Station tonight (March 3). A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off with the four astronauts of NASA's Crew-8 mission at 10:53 p.m. EST tonight (0353 GMT on March 4) from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in …
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