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May 7, 2021

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Space.com

Billionaire Jared Isaacman’s privately chartered space flight is scheduled to leave Earth in late 2021 as the first crewed space mission with no professional astronauts on board. The multi-day orbital flight, dubbed “Inspiration4,” was named to commemorate …

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Space.com

The newly released recording, which was made using the microphone on Perseverance’s rock-zapping SuperCam instrument, marks the first time one spacecraft has recorded audio of another probe on a world beyond Earth. And it has more than just gee-whiz …

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CNN

(CNN) One of my family’s favorite activities is sitting around the firepit under a clear night sky, equipped with blankets and all the fixings for s’mores, of course. The pandemic patio purchase has served us well on Saturday nights throughout the seasons as we …

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CNN

(CNN) It’s the little chopper that could. After four historic flights, the Ingenuity Mars helicopter is ready to fly to a new destination. The 4-pound chopper will make a one-way flight to its next airfield on Friday. As with previous flights, Ingenuity will take off from …

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Washington Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s new administrator is big on tackling climate and diversifying the agency’s workforce, but hedging on whether the U.S. can put astronauts on the moon by 2024. In his first interview since becoming NASA’s top official this …

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CNET

“They decided our experiment was wrong,” Gilbert Levin says. The prince of panspermia. Rhawn Gabriel Joseph believes the LR experiment was right. Joseph is an enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped …

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Scientific American

“The tricks described in these two papers are ways of evading what you might have thought is the limit on measuring forces coming from the Heisenberg uncertainty principle,” says Aashish Clerk, a condensed matter physicist at the University of Chicago, who …

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Space.com

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter is about to explore a new patch of the Red Planet. Ingenuity is scheduled to make its fifth Martian flight today (May 7), a jaunt that will be unlike anything the 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper has attempted so far. If all goes …

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Phys.Org

As for landing astronauts on the moon, Nelson said the goal remains 2024, a deadline set by the Trump administration. But he said he needs more time to review the matter, especially with a contract protest over the lunar lander for astronauts.

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Phys.Org

A new study, led by Penn State researchers, shows that NusG and the related protein, NusA, together facilitate termination at about 88% of the intrinsic terminators in the bacteria Bacillus subtilis. Understanding this process …

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