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May 14, 2021

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Space.com

This phase of the mission, known as entry-descent-landing, is the most critical. Previous missions have used several different ways of Martian atmospheric entry. Perfecting entry to Mars’ atmosphere …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX has revealed the flight plan for the first orbital test launch of the company’s huge stainless steel Starship rocket, a 90-minute, around-the-world mission that will originate from South Texas and culminate with a controlled re-entry and splashdown in the …

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Space.com

A NASA-funded study is giving scientists insight into how “night-shining clouds” form in the upper atmosphere — and the role that growing space traffic plays in the phenomenon. Scientists have known about these high-flying clouds since at least the late …

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Space.com

NASA shared an amazing 3D video of its Mars helicopter Ingenuity’s third successful flight on the Red Planet. During the little chopper’s third test flight, on April 25, Ingenuity lifted off the Martian surface to a height of 16 feet (5 meters) and flew downrange 164 …

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Space.com

China is about to attempt its first landing on the Red Planet. The country’s first Mars landing mission, called Tianwen-1 (which means “Heavenly Questions”), is scheduled to touch down on the planet’s surface as early as tonight (May 14) at 7:11 p.m. EDT …

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The New York Times

An upcoming Mars landing is one of many high-profile missions on the country’s schedule as it seeks to challenge American dominance of space exploration.

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Space.com

SpaceX is getting Starship ready for its first orbital flight. The company plans to launch a prototype Starship vehicle from the usual location near Boca Chica, Texas, and do a round-the-world uncrewed flight that will splash down off the coast of Hawaii, …

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Spaceflight Now

Tiawen 1 became the first Chinese mission to enter orbit around Mars when it arrived in February, making China the sixth country or space agency to have a probe orbiting the Red Planet, following the United States, the former Soviet Union, the European …

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Space.com

An Electron booster will lift off from Rocket Lab’s New Zealand launch site Saturday during a two-hour window that opens at 6 a.m. EDT (1000 GMT; 10:00 p.m. local time), carrying two Earth-observation satellites for the company BlackSky.

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BBC News

Scientists are busy studying the rock because it holds within it chemistry that existed at the formation of our Solar System 4.6 billion years ago. But they’ve got enough material to enable …

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