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May 5, 2021

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Space.com

It was 60 years ago today that the United States’ first spaceflyer urged nervous flight controllers to ”fix your little problem and light this candle” to send him into space. Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard successfully completed a 15-minute, 28-second mission on …

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Space.com

After a decade-long lull, a famous Florida runway will soon start hosting space-plane landings again. The private Dream Chaser space plane will touch down at the Launch and Landing Facility (LLF) to wrap up its cargo missions to the International Space …

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Spaceflight Now

The oldest Falcon 9 booster in SpaceX’s operational rocket fleet sent 60 more Starlink internet satellites into space Tuesday with a launch from historic pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. With the 60 satellites launched …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX is set to attempt to launch and land an upgraded prototype for the company’s next-generation Starship vehicle in South Texas on Wednesday, the company’s first Starship test flight since winning a $2.9 billion NASA contract to use the craft to land …

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Space.com

Safely strapped inside were four astronauts: NASA’s Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, as well as Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). SpaceX recovery teams …

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The New York Times

For the first time, researchers have identified the remains of a sailor from the doomed 1845 Franklin expedition of the fabled Northwest Passage.

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Washington Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Sixty years after Alan Shepard became the first American in space, everyday people are on the verge of following in his cosmic footsteps. Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company is finally opening ticket sales for short hops from Texas …

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CNN

Analysis of the cave sediment and the bones suggested that the burial was intentional and perhaps involved the child’s wider community in funeral rites, the authors of the study said, demonstrating that humans at that time were capable of symbolic thought and …

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CNN

This artist’s illustration shows the orbits of two stars and an invisible black hole 1,000 light-years from Earth. This system includes one star (small orbit seen in blue) orbiting a newly discovered black hole (orbit in red), as well as a third star in a wider orbit (also …

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Phys.Org

Now, Singh, Jack Manley, a UD doctoral student, and collaborators at the University of Arizona and Haverford College have proposed a new way to look for the particles that might make up dark matter by repurposing existing tabletop sensor technology.

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