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September 12, 2021



Watch a NASA spacewalk to prepare for a space station power boost

(CNN) European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide will conduct a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on Sunday to prepare for more solar array upgrades.

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Meet the four civilian Inspiration4 astronauts SpaceX will launch into orbit this week

After six months of training together, Shift4 entrepreneur billionaire Jared Isaacman, geoscientist Sian Proctor, bone cancer survivor and physician’s assistant Haley Arcenaux and data engineer Chris Sembroski are in the last days before their launch on …

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Humans to Mars Summit 2021 launches next week: How to watch it live online

“As we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, Explore Mars plans to carefully introduce more and more in-person activities,” Explore Mars CEO Chris Carberry said in a statement. “While H2M 2021 …

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Weather Forecast 70-Percent Favorable for SpaceX Inspiration4 Rocket Launch Sept. 15 from Kennedy Space Center

Watch Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space, only on Netflix. This September, four civilians will launch into space for a multi-day trip orbiting Earth, targeting approximately a 575km orbit, flying farther from Earth than any human since Hubble.

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West Hawaii Today

Volcano Watch: The MILEAGE project — mapping Kilauea’s gas emissions

Large quantities of volcanic gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and hydrogen sulfide (H2S), are released into the atmosphere during volcanic eruptions. But even between eruptions …

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This Arizona scientist is going into orbit on SpaceX’s Inspiration4: Here’s what to know

Inspiration4 crew members Jared Isaacman, Haley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor and Chris Sembroski pose for. The crew members will conduct experiments during their three days in orbit while raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s …

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Business Insider

SpaceX wins $152 million NASA contract to launch a series of weather satellites as part of an environmental mission

According to NASA, The GOES-U mission will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of planet Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment. It will also involve real-time mapping of total lightning activity and …

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New York Post

‘Flying dragon’ fossil discovered in Chilean desert

Scientists in Chile have discovered the fossil of a so-called “flying dragon” dinosaur — the first of its kind found in the southern hemisphere. The Jurassic-era creature, an early pterosaur, was found by paleontologists in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

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New technology designed to genetically control disease-spreading mosquitoes

Date: September 10, 2021; Source: University of California – San Diego; Summary: Using CRISPR, scientists have created a new technology for controlling mosquitoes. The precision-guided sterile insect technique alters genes linked to male fertility and …

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The Straits Times

First-ever remains of prehistoric winged dinosaur in southern hemisphere unearthed in Chile

SANTIAGO (AFP) – Chilean scientists have announced the discovery of the first-ever southern hemisphere remains of a type of Jurassic-era “winged lizard” known as a pterosaur. Fossils of the dinosaur, which lived some 160 million years ago in what is …

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