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February 14, 2022

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Space.com

Want to use the James Webb Space Telescope? Here’s how scientists book time with the giant observatory.

And any data, from any instrument, is crucial to astronomers. “As an observational astronomer, I kind of live or die by what telescope time I get,” Larissa Markwardt, a Ph.D. student in astronomy at the University of Michigan, told Space.com. “It’s …

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Space.com

FAA pushes back review of SpaceX’s Starship to March 28

The first orbital launch of SpaceX’s Starship Mars rocket has been pushed back by at least another month. SpaceX aims to launch that milestone test mission shortly after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wraps up an environmental …

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Space.com

Watch Russia launch a fresh cargo ship to the International Space Station today

A Soyuz rocket from the Russian space agency Roscosmos is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:25 p.m. EST Monday (0425 GMT or 9:25 a.m. local time on Tuesday, Feb. 15).

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Space.com

The out-of-control rocket about to hit the moon is not a SpaceX Falcon 9, astronomers now say: report

If you spot the booster in a telescope before it hits the moon, let us know! Send images and comments in to spacephotos@space.com. A rocket stage set to hit the …

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The New York Times

China, Not SpaceX, May Be Source of Rocket Part Crashing Into Moon

Observations by amateur astronomers when the object zipped past Earth again confirmed the impending impact inside Hertzsprung, an old, 315-mile-wide crater. But …

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Phys.Org

Testing rocks on Earth to help NASA’s Perseverance work on Mars

Engineers working with NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover set up this test area at JPL to practice drilling into crumbly rocks using a duplicate of the rover’s rock-coring drill. Perseverance’s first sample collapsed into powder rather than remaining …

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CNN

SpaceX sells three more flights to billionaire Jared Isaacman

SpaceX also has not addressed what if any updates Crew Dragon will need to complete the mission safely. So far, the spacecraft has carried astronauts only on trips to low-Earth orbit, or the area of space directly surrounding Earth.

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The Verge

Billionaire who flew to orbit with SpaceX buys three new missions to space

Jared Isaacman, the billionaire who flew to Earth orbit on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule last year, plans to fly with SpaceX again. Today, Isaacman announced that he’s purchased three additional upcoming flights with SpaceX, a series of missions called …

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The Weather Channel

Astronomers Discover New Planet Orbiting Sun’s Closest Star

Proxima Centauri is located over four light-years away. The newly discovered planet, named Proxima d, orbits Proxima Centauri at a distance of about four million kilometres, less than a tenth of Mercury’s distance from the Sun.

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collectSPACE.com

Billionaire’s ‘Polaris Program’ to fly feats on SpaceX Dragon, Starship

The billionaire commander of the first “all-civilian” space mission has now filed a new flight plan, underwriting a series of three SpaceX launches designed to rapidly advance human spaceflight capabilities while also raising funds and awareness for …

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