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February 11, 2022

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Space.com

The company is developing a giant rocket known as Starship to help make Mars colonization and a variety of other ambitious exploration feats possible. Starship prototypes have taken just a handful of low-altitude hops off Earth’s surface …

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk released the five-minute video during the program’s first major update since 2019. He spoke of the fully stacked Starship ready for an orbital trip in (he expects) later 2022 and his hopes to reduce Mars launch costs through frequent …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX currently operates two launch pads at Cape Canaveral for its Falcon rockets. At pad 39A, once home to NASA’s Saturn 5 moon rocket and space shuttle launches, SpaceX launches astronaut crews to the International Space …

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The main photo, which doesn’t even hint at the power Webb will bring to the universe once it’s fully operational, shows a star called HD 84406 and is only a portion of the mosaic taken over 25 hours beginning on Feb. 2, during the ongoing process to align …

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“This amazing telescope has not only spread its wings, but it has now opened its eyes,” Lee Feinberg, the Webb optical telescope element manager at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, said today during a news conference.

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A new explainer video the agency posted on YouTube talks about the huge telescope’s optics and how they will let astronomers peer deep into the universe’s history for future science work, ranging across subjects from exoplanets to the formation and …

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The images won’t be great, but will be unveiled at 10:30 am ET (1530 GMT) ahead of a NASA press conference. This animation of the James Webb Space Telescope shows how light is reflected from its mirrors onto its scientific instruments.

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CNN

This “selfie” shows the primary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope as it orbits about a million miles from Earth. Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science …

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EarthSky

The probe, designed to study the sun, has used Venus in gravity assist maneuvers, and in doing so, has gotten a closeup view of the steamy, cloud-enshrouded planet. When it passed by the nightside of Venus in 2020, Parker’s Wide-Field Imager (WISPR) camera …

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Astra failed to deliver four satellites to orbit as planned today (Feb. 10) in the company’s first-ever orbital launch from the contiguous United States. The California startup’s 43-foot-tall (13 meters) Launch Vehicle 0008 (LV0008) launched the ELaNa …

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