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April 25, 2021

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Spaceflight Now

NASA commander Shane Kimbrough, pilot Megan McArthur, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and French-born European Space Agency mission specialist Thomas Pesquet were strapped inside Crew Dragon Endeavour for the docking. Wearing their …

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Space.com

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket will lift off from Vostochny Cosmodrome in eastern Russia at 6:14 p.m. EDT (2214 GMT or 7:14 a.m. local time, Monday, April 26). If all goes to plan, this next clutch of satellites will fly to a near-polar orbit, joining a growing …

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Space.com

The 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper aced its third-ever Martian flight early this morning (April 25), adding to its already impressive resume. “Third flight in …

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Mashable

That was taken about 17 feet above the ground. You can clearly see the sandy red-orange Martian surface. And if you look at the bottom of the image, you’ll clearly see Ingenuity’s shadow, with two of its spindly legs visibly jutting out from it’s rectangular body.

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BBC News

The US space agency’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has now made its third successful flight on the Red Planet. On Sunday, the little chopper rose to a height of 5m before speeding off laterally for 50m – half the length of a football field. Ingenuity then came back …

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Patch.com

The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of showers, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52 degrees for Monday evening when the moon rises. Moonrise is around 8 p.m. Central Time, and the moon reaches perigee (more about that later, too) at …

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FOX Carolina

T. rex would have covered just under 3 miles in an hour — a speed similar to that of humans and many other animals — at its preferred walking speed, according to new calculations by Dutch paleontologists. However, this pace is slower than other estimates of …

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Popular Science

New research shows there may be a way to make easily biodegradable single-use plastics. By Shaena Montanari April 24, 2021. Science · Environment. Crushed …

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ABC News

China says it will launch its next robot lunar lander in 2024, and it will carry equipment from France, Sweden, Russia and Italy. ByThe Associated Press. April 24, 2021, 10:39 PM. • 2 min read. FILE – This file image made available by the China National Space …

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Washington Post

BEIJING — China will launch its next robot lunar lander in 2024, and it will carry equipment from France, Sweden, Russia and Italy, the official news agency reported. Plans call for Chang’e 6 to land near the lunar south pole and collect samples for return to …

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