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May 4, 2021

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Space.com

The 229-foot-tall (70 meters) rocket is named after the Millennium Falcon — the iconic ship in the “Star Wars” franchise piloted by Han Solo. It’s payload? A full stack of 60 flat-paneled broadband satellites called Starlink.

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is getting in on the Star Wars Day action as it’s planning to launch its own Falcon into space this May the Fourth. A veteran Falcon 9 rocket will ferry a full stack of Starlink satellites into space on Tuesday afternoon (May 4) …

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CNN

The NASA spacecraft flew by Venus last summer and detected a natural radio signal from Earth’s twin. This signal revealed that the probe actually passed through the upper atmosphere of Venus, collecting the first direct measurement of it in almost 30 years.

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Phys.Org

During a brief swing by Venus, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planet’s upper atmosphere. This was the first direct measurement of the Venusian atmosphere in nearly 30 …

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Livescience.com

But widespread extinction on islands can largely be traced back to the past 11,700 years during the Holocene epoch, when modern humans began wreaking havoc there — overhunting, altering habitats and introducing invasive species, the researchers found.

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Space.com

The Hope Mars Mission, also called the Emirates Mars Mission, is the first uncrewed, interplanetary satellite spearheaded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In fact, the Hope satellite is the first planetary science mission led by an Arab-Islamic country.

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The New York Times

She and her husband invented a dip-and-read paper strip that greatly simplified the diagnosis of the disease and paved the way for home test kits.

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Ars Technica

Enlarge / NASA’s Kathy Lueders, left, and SpaceX’s Hans Koenigsmann track the Demo-2 crew mission in 2020. SpaceX is helping to enable NASA to think less about transportation and more about exploration.

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – SpaceX’s 22nd Commercial Resupply Services mission – the second cargo resupply mission on the company’s upgraded version of its Dragon spacecraft – is targeted to launch Thursday, June …

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Florida Today

I landed here all three times, so I love this place,” said former shuttle astronaut Janet Kavandi who is now executive vice president of Space Systems at Sierra Nevada Corp. “This inflatable looks a lot like the real thing although the real thing is a bit bigger than …

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