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June 17, 2021

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Space.com

“What a beautiful view of the first stage landing,” Youmei Zhou, a SpaceX propulsion engineer, said during the company’s live launch commentary. The GPS III SV05 satellite mission is the second to launch …

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The Washington Post

China’s crewed launch follows spacecraft landings on the moon and Mars. ‘Watch the Chinese,’ the NASA Administrator has warned. Error: …

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Space.com

China is looking at the ways of getting astronauts to Mars and back safely and potentially establishing a long-term presence on the Red Planet. That’s according to a senior Chinese space industry official speaking Wednesday (June 16) at the Global Space …

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The New York Times

There will soon be two places in orbit where astronauts live. On a clear, sunny Thursday morning in the Gobi Desert, China launched three astronauts to rendezvous with the country’s nascent space station. They waved to cameras in their capsule as their trip …

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Space.com

These images, taken with the SPHERE instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, show the surface of the red supergiant star Betelgeuse during its unprecedented dimming, which happened in late 2019 and early 2020.

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Space.com

China’s new space station is about to get its first human visitors. The Shenzhou 12 mission launched Wednesday (June 16) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, rising off the pad atop a Long March 2F rocket at 9:22 p.m. EDT (0122 GMT …

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Space.com

The flight — the 18th launch this year for SpaceX and its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket — is scheduled to blast off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station here during a 15-minute window that opens at 12:09 p.m. EST (1609 GMT).

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Phys.Org

MIT scientists have cooled a 10-kilogram object to a near standstill, using LIGO’s precise measurements of its 40-kilogram mirrors. Shown here are LIGO optics technicians examining one of LIGO’s mirrors. Credit: Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab. To the human eye, …

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CNN

(CNN) One mannequin is about to have a much more astronomical purpose than its peers. When NASA’s Orion spacecraft launches for the upcoming uncrewed Artemis I moon mission later this year, its commander’s seat won’t be empty: A mannequin …

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Space.com

China and Russia have invited international partners to join them in building a moon base but revealed they don’t plan to send astronauts to the moon in the next decade. The International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) will consist of a space station in lunar …

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