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May 1, 2021

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Space.com

Every two years, as part of the International Academy of Astronautics’ Planetary Defense Conference, scientists and emergency response personnel gather to discuss a made-up asteroid threat from discovery to impact. During this year’s exercise …

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Space.com

Space.com

China’s core space station module is now circling Earth. The module, called Tianhe (“Harmony of the Heavens”), launched Wednesday night (April 28) atop a Long March-5B Y2 carrier rocket from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the northeastern …

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Charlotte Observer

When the countdown hit zero last Friday and the engines powering a previously flown Falcon 9 first stage roared to life for takeoff, the four astronauts strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon some 21 stories up started laughing.

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CNN

Austin, Texas (CNN Business) Four astronauts are preparing to return home from the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, ending their five-month mission to the orbiting laboratory. The astronauts set a record for the longest …

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The New York Times

Four astronauts are taking the redeye home to Earth on Saturday. Later this evening, a crew of four — three NASA astronauts and one from Japan’s space agency — will push off from the International Space Station in a capsule built by SpaceX.

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CBS News

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, grounded Thursday by a pesky-but-understood software issue, successfully completed its fourth flight in the ultra-thin atmosphere of Mars Friday, kicking off a new phase of extended science operations for the $80 million drone.

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Astronomy Magazine

Air-scooping electric propulsion is a technology concept that collects air molecules and expels them out the back, as visualized in this artist’s concept. ESA. When a satellite reaches orbit, it still has to contend with Earth’s atmosphere. Even 200 miles (320 …

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Gizmodo

An international exercise to simulate an asteroid striking Earth has come to an end. With just six days to go before a fictitious impact, things don’t look good for a 185-mile-wide region between Prague and Munich. Advertisement. Two years ago, the organizers …

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Science 2.0

Collins, who died April 27, orbited in Apollo 11 while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic moon walk. Speaking to Fresh Air in 1988, he described his solo orbit as “completely serene.” DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. When Neil …

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