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June 30, 2021

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Space.com

SpaceX launches 88 satellites into orbit and nails rocket landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched an ambitious rideshare mission Wednesday (June 30) as one of its veteran boosters hoisted 88 small satellites into orbit before landing back on Earth. The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted off into a …

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Space.com

‘Moonikin’ flying on NASA’s Artemis 1 named for Apollo 13 engineer

“This contest, which is helping pave the way for a human return to the moon, also honors an important individual in our NASA family — Arturo Campos,” Brian Odom, acting chief historian at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, said in a …

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Space.com

Russia says SpaceX Starlink satellite and space junk may narrowly miss Progress cargo ship in orbit

Progress 78 will approach the two objects about three and a half hours before its docking at the space station, which is scheduled at 9:02 p.m. EDT on Thursday (July 1) (0102 GMT July 2).

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Space.com

Apollo landing sites: An observer’s guide on how to spot them on the moon

Gaze upon the lunar surface tonight, and you’ll see where astronauts, rovers, and landers stepped onto another world. NASA astronaut Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin Jr stands beside the United States flag during Apollo. NASA astronaut Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Jr. stands …

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NPR

When A City-Size Star Becomes A Black Hole’s Lunch, The Universe Roils

Researchers found not just one, but two black holes making snacks of neutron stars. Their noshing happened about 1 billion years ago but was so intense that it shook space-time and sent out ripples that only recently hit the Earth, triggering giant detectors built …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX scrubs launch after helicopter ventures into restricted airspace

A private helicopter flew into restricted airspace near Cape Canaveral moments before the scheduled liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday. SpaceX chief Elon Musk said the keep out zone for launches is “unreasonably gigantic” and called for updated regulations.

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Space.com

Celebrate Asteroid Day 2021 with NASA and The Asteroid Foundation

Asteroids can pose a big threat to Earth (just ask the dinosaurs) and scientists around the world regularly scan the skies for potentially dangerous space rocks. They’ll discuss that work and more today (June 30) for Asteroid Day 2021, which which marks the …

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Scientific American

Astronomers Thrill at Giant Comet Flying into Our Solar System

Here, as many as trillions of comets are thought to swarm, hurled to their present locale by Jupiter or other planets billions of years ago. They form a giant sphere known as the Oort cloud that envelops the solar system and stretches out to perhaps a couple of …

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The Weather Channel

Asteroid Day: Is Asteroid Mining the Next Big Thing in Space Exploration? Here’s All You Need to Know

Representative Image: Depiction of ESA’s Hera Mission to the Didymos binary asteroid system. (ESA). Advertisement. As you read …

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Space.com

Russia’s Progress cargo ship successfully launches to space station

Tonight (June 29), Russia’s uncrewed Progress 78 mission successfully launched to space. At 7:27 p.m. EDT (2327 GMT, or 4:27 a.m. June 30 local time, Russia’s Progress MS-17 cargo spacecraft launched to the International Space Station from the Russian …

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