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February 28, 2022

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Space.com

Ax-1, 1st all-private crewed flight to ISS, aims to blaze trail for future missions

Ax-1’s four spaceflyers — three paying customers and Axiom’s Michael López-Alegría, who’s commanding the mission — will fly inside a SpaceX Dragon capsule, which will lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket.

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Space.com

SpaceX hints at replacing Russian space station services

With the company already ferrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station, reducing NASA’s dependence on Russian Soyuz rides, it seems more possible than ever that SpaceX could fully replace the need for Russia’s Soyuz capsule.

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Space.com

Ingenuity helicopter aces 20th Mars flight

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity has now outflown its Red Planet expectations by a factor of four. The 4-pound (1.8 kilograms) Ingenuity landed on the floor of Jezero Crater with NASA’s life-hunting, sample-caching Perseverance rover on Feb. 18, 2021.

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Space.com

NASA, SpaceX and Axiom will preview private Ax-1 ISS mission today: Watch live

Axiom Space plans to launch Ax-1, the first all-private crewed mission to the International Space Station, on March 30. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon capsule carrying four people, including three paying customers, on a 10-day orbital …

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MIT News

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

(Top row, left to right:) Iwnetim (Tim) Abate, Kaitlyn Becker, Brandon J. DeKosky, Mohsen Ghaffari, Aristide Gumyusenge, Mina Konakovic Lukovic. (Middle row, left to right:) Darcy McRose, Qin (Maggie) Qi, Manish Rhaghavan, Ritu Raman, Nidhi Seethapathi, …

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Phys.Org

Watch live: Atlas 5 rocket rolling to launch pad with weather satellite

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Space.com

Rocket Lab will launch its 1st mission from new pad today. Here’s how to watch live

The mission plan calls for a Rocket Lab Electron launcher to heft a Strix Earth-observation satellite into orbit for the Japanese company Synspective. Rocket Lab will be using the newly completed Pad B at its New Zealand launch complex, which lies on the …

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ABC News

Europe’s joint Mars mission with Russia postponed by war

The European Space Agency says the launch this year of a joint mission with Russia to Mars is now “very unlikely” due to sanctions linked to the war in Ukraine. By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press. February 28, 2022, 11:08 AM. • 3 min read.

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The Verge

European Space Agency claims joint Russian Mars rover probably won’t launch this year

As part of the initiative, ESA and Roscosmos launched the first phase of the mission in 2016, sending a spacecraft to orbit Mars and sniff out its atmosphere, as well as a test lander to demonstrate the capabilities needed to land on the Martian surface.

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Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

New Epigenetic Mark Found in Rotifer Was Captured from Bacteria 60 mya

DNA carries the blueprint for building bodies, but it’s a living document: Adjustments to the design can be made by epigenetic marks. In humans and other eukaryotes, two principal epigenetic marks are known. A team from the Marine Biological Laboratory …

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