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SpaceX Fires Rocket for Commercial Crew Test Flight (Photo)

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 6:13am
Last week, SpaceX company test-fired the Falcon 9 rocket that will loft the Crew Dragon capsule on its first flight to the International Space Station (ISS) under a commercial-crew contract with NASA.
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NASA Will Keep Trying to Revive the Silent Mars Rover Opportunity Through January

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 6:00am
The clock hasn't run out on NASA's Opportunity Mars rover after all.
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RIP, Kepler: NASA's Revolutionary Planet-Hunting Telescope Runs Out of Fuel

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 2:10am
NASA's Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 70 percent of the 3,800 confirmed alien worlds to date, has run out of fuel and signed off.
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Japan Launches UAE's KhalifaSat and Climate-Monitoring Satellite Into Orbit

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:49am
Japan successfully deployed a pair of brand-new satellites during a launch earlier today (Oct. 29), which was formally scheduled just two days in advance.
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Audit: NASA Lost Moon Buggy, Other Artifacts Due to Poor Policies

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 10:32am
After 60 years of space exploration, NASA could do a better job of tracking its history, federal investigators have found.
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Landspace Fails to Reach Orbit with Milestone Private Chinese Launch

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 6:17am
Landspace suffered an issue with the third stage of its Zhuque-1 solid launch vehicle Saturday as it bid to become the first Chinese private launch company to reach orbit.
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Pluto's Biggest Moon Could Give an Orbiter an (Almost) Free Ride

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 6:06am
A spacecraft orbiting the dwarf planet could use Pluto's moon Charon to make important orbital changes.
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Tweeting from Space? How 280 Characters Can Change Astronaut Psychology

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 6:00am
It turns out that when you tell astronauts that a psychologist has been putting linguistic analysis tools to use on tweets sent by their colleagues, they get a little sensitive.
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Hubble Space Telescope Returns to Action After Gyroscope Glitch

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 6:00am
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope resumed normal operations Friday (Oct. 26) after a three-week hiatus caused by issues with two orientation-maintaining gyroscopes.
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NASA Needs Help Shipping Cargo to Its Future Lunar Space Station

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 5:58am
NASA is asking for help in making shipments to a future lunar space station. The agency opened a solicitation this week asking about requirements for a module to ship cargo; United States firms have until Nov. 2 to provide their input.
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Stratolaunch's Rocket Carrier, the Biggest Airplane Ever Built, Aces Fastest Runway Test Yet

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 4:54am
The biggest airplane ever built, which will tote a variety of satellite-launching rockets into the sky, just got a step closer to flight.
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Explore Darth Vader's Castle in These Awesome Lego Pics!

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 4:00am
The Dark Side of the Force is strong in Lego's Darth Vader Castle, which transports you to Mustafar to see how Anakin Skywalker lived in his Empire days. See awesome photos of the 2018 "Star Wars" Lego set here!
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A NASA Spacecraft Just Broke the Record for Closest Approach to Sun

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 2:57am
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe just got closer to the sun than any other human-made object in history.
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Watch NASA Break a Speed Record in This Mars Parachute Test

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 2:40am
NASA is preparing technology for use on its Mars 2020 rover mission, due to land on the Red Planet in February 2021 — and it's breaking world records along the way.
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Could Misbehaving Neutrinos Explain Why the Universe Exists?

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 6:00am
Could new findings explain why the universe is made of matter?
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Gravity Assist Podcast: Solar Storms, with Alex Young

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 6:00am
NASA's Chief Scientist, Dr Jim Green, talks to solar physicist Alex Young.
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Number of Habitable Exoplanets Found by NASA's Kepler May Not Be So High After All

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 6:00am
NASA's Kepler spacecraft hasn't discovered quite as many potentially habitable worlds as previously thought, new results from Europe's Gaia mission suggest.
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Spaceflight Might Expand Your Mind, But It Shrinks Your Brain

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 6:30am
Going to space does more than change the way you look at the world — it also changes your brain.
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'Star Wars: Boba Fett' Movie '100% Dead' — Report

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 6:30am
In favor of Disney Play’s The Mandalorian.
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Hayabusa2 Braces for a Rocky Landing on Asteroid Ryugu

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 6:30am
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft is getting ready to touch down on asteroid Ryugu, where it will scoop a sample of the asteroid's rocky surface that will eventually be sent back to Earth.
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