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October 2, 2021

NEWS

CNN

Mercury mission to fly by closest planet to the sun for the first time

(CNN) Mercury, the smallest planet in our solar system, is all set for a rendezvous with a spacecraft. The BepiColombo mission will make its first flyby of …

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Space.com

Skywatchers see SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft streak across the night sky as it returned to Earth

The Dragon, which flew to the ISS as part of SpaceX’s 23rd cargo resupply mission for NASA (CRS-23), had been in space since August. It went to the ISS carrying …

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Space.com

Mercury looks stunning in this 1st flyby photo from Europe and Japan’s BepiColombo mission

Two spacecraft built by Europe and Japan captured their first up-close look at the planet Mercury in a weekend flyby, revealing a rocky world covered with …

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Air & Space Magazine

Journey to the Surface of Venus

Now a U.S. team is developing a plan to send a more advanced and much more durable lander to Venus—to brave a world of hellish heat, crushing barometric …

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EarthSky

Hello, Mercury! BepiColombo speeds by

The European-Japanese BepiColombo mission – launched in 2018 – successfully performed its first flyby of Mercury late in the day on October 1, 2021.

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

NASA Readies for Future Artemis Moon Missions With RS-25 Rocket Engine Test Series

(NASA) – NASA marked a significant milestone on Sept. 30 in its plans for future missions to the Moon and, eventually, Mars with the completion of an RS-25 …

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CNN

Mars robots take cruise control during solar event

(CNN) Everyone needs a break. My technology-cluttered surroundings were replaced recently with mountain trails and a lake where sunlight scattered like …

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U.S. News & World Report

NASA’s Nelson’s: Astronauts No Longer Exclusive to White Men

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press. TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Being an astronaut is no longer an exclusive club of white men, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson …

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EarthSky

Earth is dimming due to climate change

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) said on September 30, 2021, that Earth’s warming oceans are causing fewer bright clouds to reflect sunlight back into …

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Yahoo News

SpaceX’s Dragon caused a sonic boom in Florida after splashing down in the Atlantic, residents say

Florida residents say they heard a sonic boom after a successful SpaceX Dragon 2 spacecraft landing. Some homeowners said they felt their properties shake as a …

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