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May 9, 2021

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Space.com

It was also one for the record books as the flight was this particular booster’s 10th launch and landing attempt. The rocket’s once pristine exterior was almost black, charred by its many trips to orbit and back.

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CNN

New York (CNN Business) NASA has lambasted China for its failure to “meet responsible standards” after debris from its out-of-control rocket likely plunged into the Indian Ocean Saturday night. “Spacefaring nations must minimize the risks to people and …

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Big Island Video News

HAWAIʻI ISLAND – Monitoring data streams show tiny changes – but no significant change in deformation rates or patterns that would indicate increased volcanic hazard at this time. USGS: Data plots showing some of the features mentioned in this week’s …

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Space.com

The Long March 5B reentered the atmosphere over the Arabian Peninsula at about 10:15 p.m. EDT Saturday (0215 GMT on Sunday, May 9), according to U.S. Space Command. “It’s unknown if …

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The Independent

A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the United States over three nights earlier this week had callers frantically calling TV stations from Texas to Wisconsin and speculating that a fleet of UFOs was coming. By CLAUDIA LAUER. May 8 …

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Gizmodo

“We bid adieu to our first Martian home, Wright Brothers Field, with grateful thanks for the support it provided to the historic first flights of a planetary rotorcraft,” Bob Balaram, chief engineer for Ingenuity at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a news …

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Washington Post

A large Chinese rocket booster is plunging back to Earth and expected to reenter the atmosphere sometime this weekend, prompting international concern over where it may land. The Long March 5B rocket is projected to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere at …

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News 13 Orlando

“The way you can tell they are Starlink satellites is they are like a string of pearls, these lights travelling in the same basic orbit, one right after the other,” said Dr. Richard Fienberg, press officer for the American Astronomical Society.

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KPTV.com

The train of lights was actually a series of relatively low-flying satellites launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX as part of its Starlink internet service earlier this week. Callers swamped TV stations from Texas to Wisconsin reporting the lights and musing about UFOs.

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10TV

The U.S. Space Command said the Chinese Long March 5B “exact entry point into the Earth’s atmosphere cannot be pinpointed until within hours of its re-entry.”.

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