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On This Day in Space! April 21, 1997: 1st Space Funeral Launches on 'Founders Flight'

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 8:41am
On April 21, 1997, the cremated remains of 24 people were launched into space in the first-ever space funeral. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space videos series!
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Orange Lush: California's 'Superbloom' Wows from the Air

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 8:32am
A NASA photographer captured a lush aerial shot of an ephemeral wildflower bloom in the desert.
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A Communications Satellite Just Died in Orbit. It's Potentially Dangerous Space Junk Now

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 8:31am
Luxembourg-based Intelsat reports that its Intelsat 29E satellite (IS-29E) is now a total loss, after having reported earlier that the spacecraft suffered an anomaly.
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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019 Peaks Overnight Tonight and Monday!

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 8:29am
Look up: It's the Lyrid meteor shower!
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What If Winter Lasted for Years Like It Does on 'Game of Thrones'?

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 8:24am
It'd be cold, very cold
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SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 9:02pm
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered an anomaly during an engine test in Florida Saturday (April 20), company officials said.
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The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 2:37pm
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
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This Week's Top Space Stories!

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 2:14pm
Liquid methane rains and evaporates on Saturn's moon Titan to create "phantom lakes," an interstellar space rock that entered Earth's atmosphere has been identified and astronaut Christina Koch will now spend almost a year in space. These are just some of the top stories this week on Space.com.
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Mars 2020 Rover Assembled and Tested Ahead of Launch Next Year

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:18am
Technicians have assembled the capsule that will keep NASA's Mars 2020 rover secure for its wild ride to the Red Planet's surface.
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Independent Report Concludes 2033 Human Mars Mission Is Not Feasible

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:18am
An independent report concluded that NASA has no chance of sending humans to Mars by 2033, with the earliest such a mission could be flown being the late 2030s.
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Iger: Star Wars Movies Will Go on 'Hiatus' After Episode IX

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:17am
With a pivot to TV projects.
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These Wisps Around Black Holes Could Reveal How the Cosmic Beasts Eat

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 7:14am
The international team responsible for the first-ever image of a black hole's shadow already has plans to take a better, more detailed image.
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Here's How to Share Your 'Earth Day' Photos with NASA

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 6:00pm
NASA has a new social media campaign to gear up its audience for Earth Day, an annual event to celebrate our planet – and the importance of protecting the environment – on April 22.
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Tickets on Sale for 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' Documentary 'What We Left Behind'

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 4:00pm
The long-awaited, crowdfunded 'DS9' documentary will screen on May 13.
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SpaceX's Next Space Station Cargo Launch Delayed to April 30

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 3:02pm
SpaceX has pushed back the launch of its next robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station by four days, to April 30.
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Defense Officials Get a Grilling at Space Force Hearing

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 2:00pm
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the hearing was an "opportunity to continue to gather facts and to fully explore the proposal."
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Cosmic Crustacean Makes Great Birthday Card for Hubble's 29th Year (Image)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 1:15pm
On April 18, the European Space Agency released an image featuring the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's birthday coming up next week.
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Part 1 of 'The Orville' Season Finale Shows Humanity in Series' Characters

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:59pm
A slower, thoughtful episode beautifully observes and parodies human behavior in "The Orville" season's penultimate episode.
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We Could Soon Watch a Black Hole in Action, Gobbling Up Matter in Real Time

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:00pm
The huge team behind the Event Horizon Telescope already made news with their first image of a black hole. But they've got bigger ambitions.
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Is Emperor Palpatine Returning in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker?

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:39am
It sure looks that way.
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