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May 11, 2021

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Space.com

The agreement, which was announced on Monday (May 10), includes only a portion of the assorted exchanges required to make a flight like this a reality, but it will result in a net payment from NASA to Axiom of $1.69 million.

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Washington Post

While in the Senate, Bill Nelson held enormous sway over NASA, helping guide its budget and priorities — from picking who the NASA administrator would be, to overseeing the end of the space shuttle era, to paving the way for what was to follow.

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Spaceflight Now

The launch of another 60 Starlink internet spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Sunday thrust SpaceX past a major milestone in rocket reuse: the 10th successful flight of a Falcon 9 booster. The mission marked the fourth SpaceX launch from …

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Space.com

Evidence of what may be the youngest eruption seen yet on Mars suggests the Red Planet may still be volcanically active, raising the possibility it was recently habitable, a new study finds. Most volcanism on Mars occurred between 3 billion and 4 billion years …

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BBC News

Humanity has sent around 30 spacecraft and landers to the Red Planet since the space age began. Now, we know which microbes might have survived the trip, says geneticist Christopher Mason. T. Trundling across the surface of Mars as you read this is a …

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Space.com

Scientists have processed the images — captured in infrared, visible and ultraviolet wavelengths — to allow interactive side-by-side comparison of the different views of the clouds above the gas giant.

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CNN

(CNN) Images captured by two different telescopes are showing our solar system’s largest planet in a new light. The Gemini North telescope in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope have captured Jupiter in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light, revealing …

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Phys.Org

This illustration provided by NASA depicts the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at the asteroid Bennu. On Monday, May 10, 2021, the robotic explorer fired its engines, headed back to Earth with samples it collected from the asteroid, nearly 200 million miles away.

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Phys.Org

For the last time while it is on Earth, the world’s largest and most powerful space science telescope opened its iconic primary mirror. This event marked a key milestone in preparing the observatory for launch later this year. As part of the NASA’s James Webb …

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CBS News

“This is a real inflection point, I think, with human spaceflight.” 042321-docking-photo1.jpg A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule approaches the International Space Station …

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