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January 27, 2022

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Space.com

55 years after Apollo 1 fire, NASA’s lessons live on as Orion aims for the moon

NASA’s last moonbound program for astronauts lifted off under the shadow of a fatal incident on the Apollo 1 spacecraft, 55 years ago today (Jan. 27). Apollo 1 was expected to fly to Earth orbit later in 1967 with astronauts Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee …

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Space.com

New NASA video honors fallen astronauts of Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia

NASA released a new video today (Jan. 27) to remember the three crews and other fallen astronauts who lost their lives in the pursuit of space exploration. The agency’s annual “Day of Remembrance” falls this year on the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 1 …

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Space.com

Water on Mars may have flowed for a billion years longer than thought

Observations by a long-running Mars mission suggest that liquid water may have flowed on the Red Planet as little as 2 billion years ago, much later than scientists once thought. Scientists charted the presence of chloride salt deposits left behind by …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX gives converted Falcon Heavy side booster new life

A converted SpaceX side booster that flew on two Falcon Heavy missions in 2019 will launch again Thursday as the first stage of a single-stick Falcon 9 rocket set to lift off from Cape Canaveral with an Italian radar imaging satellite.

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Space.com

NASA’s Lucy asteroid spacecraft still has a wonky solar array as it flies through space

Three months after launch, a new NASA asteroid spacecraft is still getting settled into its life beyond Earth. NASA’s Lucy mission launched Oct. 16 with a mission to explore the Trojan asteroids, which orbit the sun ahead of and behind Jupiter.

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The New York Times

With the James Webb Space Telescope, Humanity Did the Right Thing

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Spaceflight Now

NASA to name astronauts this year for first Artemis moon mission

Artemis 1 will be the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System, a heavy-lift rocket designed for lunar missions that’s been in development for more than a decade. It will also be first trip by NASA’s Orion crew capsule to the moon, following a …

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Space.com

SpaceX to launch Italian Earth-observation satellite today. How to watch live.

A two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket topped with the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 (CSG-2) satellite is scheduled to lift off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Thursday at 6:11 p.m. EST (2311 GMT).

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Livescience.com

Fetus inside Egyptian mummy was ‘pickled like an egg,’ researchers say

Researchers studying the remains of what they believe to be a fetus found inside a pregnant mummy from ancient Egypt say the developing infant was slowly “pickled like an egg” over centuries as the mom’s uterus became increasingly acidic.

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Phys.Org

This object in space flashed brilliantly for 3 months, then disappeared. Astronomers are intrigued

Sources that appear and disappear are called “radio transients” and are usually a sign of extreme physics at play. The mystery begins. Earlier this year I started investigating the source, expecting it to be …

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