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September 21, 2021

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Spaceflight Now

Landsat 9 lifted atop launcher to extend unbroken environmental data record

The next Landsat observatory has been mounted on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket in California for liftoff Sept. 27, continuing an unbroken …

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Space.com

NASA unveils landing site on the moon for ice-hunting VIPER rover

The ice-hunting Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land just west of Nobile Crater, which sits near the moon’s south pole, NASA …

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CNN

What we’ve been getting wrong about dinosaurs

(CNN) Defined by their disappearance dinosaurs might appear to be evolutionary failures. Not so. Dinosaurs survived and thrived for 165 million years — far …

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Space.com

NASA splits human spaceflight directorate into two new branches

The space agency announced today (Sept. 21) that it’s splitting the current Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) into two new entities: …

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Space.com

Harvest Moon 2021 offers stunning views to skywatchers around the globe (photos)

Stargazers across the globe celebrated this year’s magical Harvest Moon last night (Sept. 20), which marked the end of the summer season just two days …

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BBC News

Nasa selects landing site for Moon rover mission

The Viper mission will support plans for human exploration of the Moon, because the ice could be mined for use as drinking water and rocket fuel. Nasa wants to …

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CNET

NASA astronaut: Inspiration4 ‘not just a space mission. It’s an Earth mission’

Former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman discusses what Inspiration4 could mean for the future of space travel. The Wonderful: Stories from the Space …

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The Washington Post

NASA looks to a future that includes flights to the moon and Mars as it reorganizes

With SpaceX now responsible for flying cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA is reorganizing to put a new emphasis on deep space, …

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The New York Times

Where NASA Will Send Its First Robotic Moon Rover to Search for Ice

The agency picked the Nobile crater near the lunar south pole to seek frozen water that will be essential to future astronaut missions.

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Livescience.com

Giant pyramid built by the Maya was made from rock spewed by a volcano

About 1,500 years ago, Maya builders crafted a massive pyramid out of rock that had been ejected by a volcano, in an eruption that was so powerful it …

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