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November 6, 2021

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According to agency officials, the crew could come home aboard their SpaceX Dragon capsule as early as Sunday (Nov. 7), if weather permits. “We don’t know exactly …

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Such outbursts are tied to sunspots, which are magnetic storms on the sun’s surface. Both sunspots and solar activity ebb and flow on a cycle stretching about 11 years, and this week’s storms are symptomatic of the sun’s current stage in that cycle.

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At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, reporters and photographers were granted access to the Vehicle Assembly Building Friday to view the first fully stacked Space Launch System rocket, a towering 322-foot-tall (98-meter) launcher designed to propel astronaut …

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NASA SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts Akihiko Hoshide of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), left …

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NASA has set its sights on the moon’s south pole in its quest for ice. This week, the space agency and the company Intuitive Machines announced Shackleton Crater landing site at the south pole of the moon for a small lander set to launch next year.

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China continued its rapid pace of space launches late Thursday by sending a satellite into orbit as part of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A Long March 6 rocket, one of China’s new-generation launch vehicles, lifted off from among the …

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NASA is getting ready to launch a spacecraft to test an experimental method to deflect near-Earth objects, and you can participate in the mission by testing your own planetary defense know-how. The space agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) …

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“Really looking forward to that,” Harris said in a speech Friday (Nov. 5) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “And at that meeting, we will outline a …

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NASA and SpaceX decided Friday to bring four space station astronauts back to Earth Monday to close out a 199-day mission, pressing ahead with re-entry and splashdown two days before the planned launch of their replacements Wednesday aboard another Crew …

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For the next week or so, if you happen to be outside during the overnight hours and happen to catch a glimpse of a bright “shooting star” with a yellow-orange or ruddy hue you might very well have just caught sight of a Taurid meteor.

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