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August 27, 2021

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Space.com

SpaceX Dragon is launching big science haul to space station for astronaut health, plant stress and more

The robotic flight, called CRS-23, marks the 23rd mission for SpaceX under its commercial cargo resupply services contract with NASA. The launch is scheduled …

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Space.com

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s next great observatory, passes final ground tests

The program faced many delays, not just due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but seems finally on track to start producing ground-breaking astronomical observations.

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX wrapping up final cargo load for launch to space station

If weather cooperates, a 215-foot-tall (65-meter) Falcon 9 rocket will blast off from pad 39A at Kennedy, carrying a SpaceX Cargo Dragon capsule on a flight to …

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Space.com

Perseverance Mars rover gearing up for 2nd rock sampling attempt (photos)

Since then, the rover has cruised 1,493 feet (455 meters) away to a craggy ridge the mission team calls “Citadelle” (French for “castle”), which seems to offer …

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Space.com

SpaceX faces possible liquid oxygen shortage for rocket fuel amid pandemic

However, as SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell pointed out during the 36th annual Space Symposium here on Tuesday (Aug. 24), this shortage could impact …

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The New York Times

Fossils Seized in Police Raid Demystify a Prehistoric Flying Reptile

Limestone slabs recovered in a 2013 police raid in Brazil have revealed the most complete fossil of a pterosaur species ever found, providing new details …

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Space.com

‘Guardians wanted!’ US Space Force unveils new recruitment video

The space-focused military branch, the newest one in the U.S. armed forces, is now focusing on cislunar space as a forthcoming target in the wake of civilian …

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CNN

Perseverance rover readies for another sampling attempt on Mars

(CNN) The Perseverance rover isn’t letting any Martian dust settle under its wheels. It’s preparing to collect a core sample from another rock on Mars after …

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Space.com

Space startup Astra aims to launch its 1st satellite today. Here’s how to watch live.

Astra’s Launch Vehicle 006 is scheduled to lift off from the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Alaska’s Kodiak Island during a two-week window that runs from today …

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Phys.Org

Bacterial bloom as the Earth thawed

Using biomarker evidence, they revealed possible photosynthetic activity during the Marinoan glaciation. This was followed by photosynthetic organisms and …

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