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May 17, 2022

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Space.com

Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station is poised to launch at 6:54 p.m. EDT (2254 GMT) on Thursday (May 19) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This second uncrewed test mission of the …

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Blue Origin will fly six people into suborbital space this week on the company’s fifth crewed mission. The flight, known as NS-21, is the 21st flight of the New Shepard vehicle overall (hence the name). Liftoff is set for Friday (May 20) at 9:30 a.m. …

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Cargo missions returning from the International Space Station are now authorized to touch down in the Cotton State. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just issued a license allowing the Huntsville International Airport in Alabama to accept …

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Teams with NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance (ULA) held a launch readiness review today (May 17) for Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), which will send an uncrewed Starliner on a shakeout cruise to the orbiting lab.

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A big Mars discussion is coming to Washington, D.C. starting Tuesday (May 17). The three-day event, hosted by Explore Mars, features panel discussions and speakers from across the space industry, as well as NASA and international entities.

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The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles was among the institutions hosting livestreams of the event. A timelapse from the observatory, which luckily had good weather and little smog, shows a tawny-red moon glowing like a ghost above the city of angels.

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CNN

Due to a decreasing power supply, the mission will cease scientific operations by the end of late summer, said Kathya Zamora Garcia, InSight deputy project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, during a news conference …

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BBC News

Nasa’s Perseverance rover has reached a big moment in its mission on Mars. Tuesday will see the six-wheeled robot begin the climb up an ancient delta feature in the crater where it landed. It will roll uphill, stopping every so often to examine rocks …

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CNN

The only definitive Denisovan fossils have been found in North Asia — in the eponymous Denisova cave in Siberia’s Altai Mountains in Russia. Genetic evidence, however, has tied the archaic humans most closely to places much further south — in what’s now …

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Spaceflight Now

NASA’s InSight lander operating on the surface of Mars has detected the most powerful seismic tremor ever measured on another planet, a “marsquake” estimated at magnitude 5, strong enough to reveal new insights about the deep Martian interior.

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