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July 21, 2021

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The New York Times

Bezos Launches to Space, Aiming to Reignite His Rocket Company’s Ambitions

VAN HORN, Texas — Jeff Bezos, the richest human in the world, went to space on Tuesday. It was a brief jaunt — rising more than 65 miles into the sky above West Texas — in a spacecraft that was built by Mr. Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin. While Mr.

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Space.com

Russia launches huge Nauka science module to space station after years of delays

“Engine start and lift-off. A module named Science takes flight to the International Space Station!” NASA commentator Rob Navias said just as the rocket lifted off the launch pad, sending the 22-ton (20-tonne) Nauka module toward the space station.

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Space.com

Watch astronauts move their SpaceX Dragon spaceship in orbit today ahead of Boeing’s Starliner launch

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts on the International Space Station are preparing to relocate the Crew Dragon spacecraft Endeavour ahead of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft arrival next weekend. The relocation will take place on Wednesday (July 21), when …

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Space.com

NASA’s Perseverance rover is ready to hunt signs of life on Mars. See the 1st science results today.

Now, NASA is ready to share the first update about Perseverance’s science work in a news conference that you can watch here at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) on NASA TV and Space.com. The …

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CNN

Perseverance rover prepares to collect Martian samples that will be sent to Earth

(CNN) Almost a year after NASA’s Perseverance rover was launched on its nearly seven-month journey to Mars, the robotic explorer is preparing to collect its first Martian sample within the next two weeks.

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Stanford University News

Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance will explore peak performance to help all people thrive throughout life

Alliance researchers will harness advances in medicine, brain science, molecular biology, engineering and more to explore physical prowess from every imaginable scientific angle – including the biochemistry, physics, psychology and biomechanics of …

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CNET

Orbits explained: Space is surprisingly close, but it’s really hard to stay there

As Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos ride their rockets dozens of miles above our planet, let’s learn about Isaac Newton and how we go about sending things whizzing around the Earth. Stephen Shankland …

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Phys.Org

‘Magic-angle’ trilayer graphene may be a rare, magnet-proof superconductor

MIT physicists have observed signs of a rare type of superconductivity in a material called magic-angle twisted trilayer graphene. In a study appearing in Nature, the researchers report that the material exhibits superconductivity at surprisingly high magnetic …

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CNN

This butterfly was the first to go extinct in the US because of humans

These periwinkle pearly-winged insects lived in the coastal sand dunes along San Francisco and were first characterized by scientists in 1852. When urban development swept through this part of California, the sandy soils were disturbed.

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Space.com

Jeff Bezos says his launch to space gave him greater appreciation of Earth’s fragility

That life-giving shell of air seems sizable from the ground. “But when you get up above it, what you see is it’s actually incredibly thin. It’s this tiny little fragile thing, and as we move about the planet, we’re damaging it,” Bezos said, referring to greenhouse-gas …

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