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SpaceX Set for Second Falcon 9 Launch in Three Days

3 hours 36 min ago
One day after putting Bulgaria's first communications satellite into orbit, SpaceX is preparing for a Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday (June 25).
Categories: Astronomy

Glowing Nebula Decorates Space in Hubble Image

5 hours 16 min ago
A splendid nebula decorates the cosmos 2,000 light-years from Earth.
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Today in Space! June 24, 1999: Cassini Flies by Venus

5 hours 16 min ago
Find out what happened today in space on June 24, 1999 when NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew by Venus on its way to Saturn.
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Lunar Laser Link: Virtual Reality from the Moon

5 hours 30 min ago
The world’s first laser communication link…from the Moon!
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The Best ISO-Certified Gear to See the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:30pm
When the "Great American" total solar eclipse sweeps across the U.S. on Aug. 21, you'll need some safety-rated gear to watch it safely. Here are Space.com's picks for the best eclipse-viewing gear, including glasses, binoculars, telescopes and more!
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'Hyperloop Hotel' Could Be the Future of Luxury Travel

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:00pm
The mobile hotel concept combines high-speed rail with luxury accommodations.
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The Missing Link: Where Are Medium-Size Black Holes?

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:00pm
For decades, while astronomers have detected black holes equal in mass either to a few suns or to millions of suns, the missing-link black holes in between have eluded discovery.
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Space Calendar 2017: Launches, Sky Events & More

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:24am
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.
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'We Don't Planet' Episode 9: The Cosmic Distance Ladder

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:00am
Astronomers use a variety of methods to determine how far away celestial objects are from Earth. Learn about this "cosmic distance ladder" in the ninth episode of "We Don't Planet."
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Image of the Day

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:00am
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) entered a testing facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston on Tuesday (June 20), where it will spend the next three months in a freezing-cold vacuum.
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Newborn Star Gorges on a 'Space Hamburger,' Belching Spinning Jets

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 7:00am
Astronomers have observed the eating habits of a protostar — and like any youngster, it has an affinity for fast food.
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Here's Where Space.com Staffers Will View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 7:00am
Here's where the staff of Space.com will be viewing the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, and the reasons why we selected our individual viewing sites.
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Watch SpaceX Rocket Re-Launch, Kicking Off Double Header

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:59am
After a slight delay, a used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to make its second trip to space today (June 23) to orbit the first communications satellite for Bulgaria.
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Life on TRAPPIST-1 Planets? Rock-Swapping May Boost Odds

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:57am
The three potentially habitable Earth-size planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system may be even more promising abodes for life than scientists had thought.
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Space News Webcasts: Used SpaceX Rocket Launching Bulgarian Satellite @ 3:10 pm ET

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:56am
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that has launched once before will make its second flight Friday, June 23, to launch BulgariaSat-1 from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Watch it live here at 3:10 pm ET.
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Stratospheric Zinger! KFC Chicken Sandwich to Launch to Edge of Space Today

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:16pm
A Kentucky Fried Chicken sandwich is scheduled to travel into the stratosphere on Thursday (June 22) aboard one of World View Enterprise's Stratollite high-altitude balloon systems.
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Official: Ron Howard New Han Solo Director

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:38am
One of Hollywood's top directors will step into helm Han Solo.
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American Indians in the Space Program to be Honored on 2019 US Dollar Coin

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:30am
The United States Mint will honor the important roles that Native Americans have held in the U.S. space program with the issuance of a dollar coin in 2019.
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Pew Pew Pew! Why Scientists Are Fired Up About Futuristic Space Lasers

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:50am
Lasers are helping scientists conduct highly precise measurements and observations on Earth, in orbit around our planet and in space.
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Chicken Sandwich Flight to Near-Space Delayed Again

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:50am
A high-altitude balloon flight that would have carried a chicken sandwich to the edge of space has been delayed again, due to wind conditions on the ground.
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