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April 22, 2021

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Space.com

This photo by Eduardo R. shows a view of a predawn SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Florida as it appeared from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland on March 14, 2021. A similar sight may be visible when SpaceX launches its Crew-2 mission April 23. (Image …

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will launch a crew of four astronauts early tomorrow (April 23) on its second operational crewed flight for NASA, and you can watch the action online. The mission, known as Crew-2, is scheduled to blast off from Pad 39A …

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Earth Day can serve as a powerful reminder of just how incredible and precious this “beautiful rock we call home” really is, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei said today on a call with other members of the crew aboard the International Space Station and Mendes.

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Spaceflight Now

NASA managers are still hoping to launch the first Space Launch System test flight with an unpiloted Orion crew capsule by the end of the year. Steve Jurczyk, NASA’s acting administrator, told Spaceflight Now earlier this week …

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NASA’s Perseverance rover just notched another first on Mars, one that may help pave the way for astronauts to explore the Red Planet someday. The rover successfully used its MOXIE instrument to generate oxygen from the thin, carbon dioxide-dominated …

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The second-ever Mars helicopter flight is in the books. NASA’s little Ingenuity helicopter took to the skies above Mars’ Jezero Crater again early this morning (April 22), just three days after making history with the first powered, controlled flight on a world …

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Space.com

SpaceX’s next astronaut launch for NASA is just a day away from liftoff and you can catch a close-up look at the mission’s rocket on the launch pad in a new drone video. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International …

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‘The Unicorn’ lies a mere 1,500 light-years from us and is just three times more massive than the sun. Artist’s illustration of the tiny black hole candidate known as “The Unicorn” tugging on its companion, a red giant star. (Image credit: Ohio State illustration by …

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The New York Times

A French astronaut who leaves Earth these days does not leave French food behind. On Friday morning, Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut with the European Space Agency, is to launch on a SpaceX rocket with three other astronauts to the International …

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Space.com

The first-ever powered, controlled flight on Mars got a presidential thumbs-up. President Joe Biden tweeted his support for the Ingenuity team after the little helicopter’s record-setting Mars flight on Monday (April 19). “Today, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter …

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