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September 14, 2021

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SpaceX lofts 51 Starlink internet satellites in the constellation’s 1st West Coast launch

“What a beautiful view of Falcon 9 as it successfully lifts off from pad 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, carrying our stack of 51 Starlink satellites to orbit,” SpaceX’s Youmei Zhou said during the launch broadcast.

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From Space Camp to space, Inspiration4’s Chris Sembroski readies for trip of a lifetime

Chris Sembroski’s lifelong passion for space exploration will pay off with a trip to orbit Earth aboard the Inspiration4 mission. Sembroski, a data engineer for Lockheed Martin and Air Force veteran, has been working in fields adjacent to space almost …

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First all-civilian flight to orbit blazes new trail for charity with this week’s SpaceX launch

While billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos made headlines earlier this summer spending a few minutes in weightlessness during up-and-down sub-orbital flights to space, the Inspiration4 crew will spend three days orbiting the Earth aboard a SpaceX …

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Netflix to livestream SpaceX’s Inspiration4 all-civilian launch with celebrity-packed countdown event

On Wednesday night (Sept. 15), you can join Netflix’s virtual party of celebrity guests and astronauts to send off the Inspiration4 crew live ahead of their launch to orbit. The live stream is provided by …

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How to watch SpaceX’s private all-civilian Inspiration4 launch online

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission is ready to launch to Earth orbit on Wednesday (Sept. 15), and you can watch the historic liftoff live. The launch webcast will start on SpaceX’s YouTube channel Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. EDT (1945 GMT) and will also stream …

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Spaceflight Inc. unveils rideshare payloads for lunar flyby on private moon lander mission in 2022

Spaceflight Inc. will ferry a payload for GeoJump and Orbit Fab, an in-space refueling payload, on a lunar flyby as part of the Intuitive Machines robotic lunar landing mission in late 2022. This diagram shows the location of Spaceflight’s Sherpa-ES …

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Distant ‘Requiem’ supernova will be visible again in 2037, astronomers predict

In the case of supernova Requiem, a giant galaxy cluster called MACS J0138.0-2155, served as the magnifying glass and revealed the stellar explosion in three different snapshots based on three different paths the supernova’s light took through the cluster.

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Arianespace Soyuz rocket launches 34 more OneWeb internet satellites to orbit

Nearly three dozen OneWeb internet satellites took flight today (Sept. 14), continuing to build out the company’s broadband constellation. A Soyuz rocket topped with 34 OneWeb spacecraft launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today at 2:07 …

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How astronaut blood could help build a Mars colony

A new study suggests an intriguing possibility on the building front: Hardy bricks can be made by combining lunar or Martian dirt with a protein found in human blood and a compound called urea from sweat, tears or urine.

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The private Inspiration4 astronauts on SpaceX’s Dragon may have an epic view … from the toilet

That’s because the toilet in their SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is apparently on the ceiling. And since this flight is not going to the International Space Station (but instead orbiting the Earth), the company removed the …

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