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June 15, 2021

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The Planetary Society

By Bill Nye, Planetary Society CEO. Our world is fragile. The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that we are all in this together on our planet. When trouble started in one part of the world, it quickly touched every one of us. The analogy from pandemic to asteroid …

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Space.com

A NASA satellite designed to hunt for potentially dangerous asteroids and comets just took a big step toward the launch pad. NASA has approved the Near-Earth Object (NEO) Surveyor space telescope to move into “preliminary design,” its next phase of …

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Space.com

NASA is looking for proposals for two new commercial astronaut missions to begin as soon as 2022 as the agency works to make space more accessible. As private companies like SpaceX and Boeing are beginning to fly astronauts to the International Space …

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CNN

New York (CNN) SpaceX has been targeting July for the first orbital flight of its gargantuan Starship system, which will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever created — and, the company hopes, will eventually take humans to Mars. But the company is not …

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Space.com

A Minotaur 1 rocket blasted off from the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tuesday morning (June 15), heading to orbit with three secret spacecraft for the U.S. government’s spy satellite agency. Powered by a repurposed missile stage that dates back to the 1960s, the …

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Space.com

It’s always a good sign when astronomers are blunt about how observations have puzzled them. One such confusing object, discovered by a project called the VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea survey, or VVV, appears to be just the second of its kind known to …

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CNET

From a “butt crack rock” to a cannonball, entertaining images from Mars amuse scientists and excite conspiracy theorists and alien fans. amandakooser.jpg. Amanda Kooser June 15, 2021, 11:24 a.m. PT. 1 of 57 NASA …

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The New York Times

MOSCOW — Sixty-three years ago, the Soviet Union put the first satellite in space. Nearly four years later, it sent the first man into orbit, Yuri Gagarin. It fell behind NASA in the space race that followed, but even after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia …

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The Weather Channel

The cosmic universe is vast, with countless worlds scattered around billions of distant galaxies—each different and unique from the other. The planets beyond the bounds of our solar system are known as exoplanets, and astronomers have long suspected …

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SpaceFlight Insider

Over the weekend of June 10, 2021, the SLS core was raised from horizontal to vertical in the VAB’s transfer aisle and moved over and into High Bay 3 to be placed between the two already-assembled five-segment solid rocket boosters on the mobile launcher.

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