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March 11, 2022

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Space.com

Virgin Orbit targeting this summer for 1st-ever orbital launch from UK soil

On the heels of a third straight successful launch from California earlier this year, Virgin Orbit plans to extend its liftoffs to the United Kingdom. The company aims to launch for the first time this summer from Spaceport Cornwall, in the western …

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Space.com

Elon Musk’s SpaceX sends more Starlink terminals, power supplies to Ukraine

Now with more supplies in hand, that same Ukrainian official thanked Elon Musk personally (Musk had pledged publicly to help immediately after the first request) for the Space X CEO’s ongoing support.

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CNN

Capturing the heritage of the International Space Station before it crashes into the ocean

What’s more, by understanding the ways that astronauts have used the space and tools on the space station, this input could be used in the design of future spacecraft and habitats during exploration of the moon and Mars.

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Spaceflight Now

Boeing Starliner test flight next on ULA’s launch schedule

The U.S. Space Force has postponed a multi-spacecraft mission that was booked to fly on a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket in April, moving a redo of a test flight for Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule to the front of the line on ULA’s launch schedule.

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Space.com

See Venus and Mars pair up in the early morning sky Saturday

The two planets will appear close to each other in the south-eastern sky as they reach conjunction, meaning they will share the same right ascension or celestial longitude. The pair will be visible at dawn, rising around 4:20 a.m. EST (0920 GMT), nearly …

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Phys.Org

Chemical engineers use neural networks to discover the properties of metal-organic frameworks

Metal-organic frameworks, a class of materials with porous molecular structures, have a variety of possible applications, such as capturing harmful gases and catalyzing chemical reactions. Made of metal atoms linked by organic molecules, …

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CNN

NASA will send your name around the moon. Here’s how to sign up

NASA is preparing for the Artemis I mission at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Kim Shiflett/NASA. CNN —. You may have a …

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Space.com

Canadian radar satellites to help Ukraine fight off Russian invasion

The Canadian government has granted MDA permission to collect satellite imagery of restricted areas of Ukraine using synthetic aperture radar (SAR), the Ontario-based company announced on Tuesday (March 8).

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The Verge

Aerospace startup reveals new modular lunar rover for carrying people and cargo on the Moon

Today, aerospace startup Venturi Astrolab revealed its new interplanetary rover designed to transport cargo and people across the surface of the Moon — and eventually Mars. The company says it plans to build a fleet of these rovers over the coming …

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Space.com

Hubble telescope was at the perfect angle to capture this nearly impossible shot of two ‘dancing galaxies’

Deep within the Andromeda constellation, some 320 million light-years away, two galaxies are consumed by a gravitationally bound dance, and the Hubble Space Telescope has just photographed the action in extraordinary three-dimensional detail.

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