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April 24, 2021

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Space.com

Arriving at the ISS on Endeavour today were four veteran spaceflyers: NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas …

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Space.com

To some, Tycho looks like a sunflower on the moon. Others see something else. “Tycho and its amazing rays give the full moon the general appearance of a peeled orange, the crater marking the point …

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Space.com

The space agency is working to get people back to the moon via its Artemis program, which aims to establish a long-term, sustainable human presence on and around Earth’s nearest neighbor by the end of the 2020s.

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Phys.Org

The Dragon capsule docked autonomously with the orbiting outpost more than 260 miles (420 kilometers) above the Indian Ocean. The hatches swung open a couple hours later, uniting all 11 space travelers.

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Spaceflight Now

The second flight of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter in the Martian atmosphere Thursday took the rotorcraft higher than its first hop. A third takeoff as soon as Sunday will take the helicopter more than 150 feet away from its makeshift airfield as engineers attempt …

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CNN

(CNN) Welcome to Wonder Theory, your weekly space and science digest. When Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon’s surface in 1969, it became a defining moment for the space age. For the first time, humans truly explored beyond their home — and it won’t …

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CNN

(CNN) So this is what the view looks like when flying on Mars. The Ingenuity helicopter captured its first color image from 17 feet (5.2 meters) above the Martian surface during its second flight on April 22. And now, it’s preparing for a third flight, scheduled for …

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Space.com

The star itself, dubbed AG Carinae, is of a class called Luminous Blue Variables and appears surrounded by a huge shell of material that the star blew into space thousands of years ago. That shell, called …

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Space.com

China has named its first-ever Mars rover “Zhurong” after an ancient fire god ahead of a landing attempt on the Red Planet in May. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) revealed the name at the sixth China Space Day held in Nanjing on Saturday …

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Phys.Org

Ever wonder what it would feel like to unplug from a hyperconnected world and hide away in a dark cave for 40 days? Fifteen people in France did just that, emerging Saturday from a scientific experiment to say that time seemed to pass more slowly in their …

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