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March 26, 2022

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Space.com

The commercial spaceflight company Axiom Space is cleared to launch the world’s first all-private mission to the International Space Station in April, but only after a critical test of NASA’s new Artemis 1 moon rocket.

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Spaceflight Now

NASA officials gave the green light Friday for the first all-commercial astronaut launch to the International Space Station on a SpaceX rocket as soon as April 3. But the astronaut launch could be delayed a day, …

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Space.com

The daring European mission (with contribution from NASA), will look at the sun from a distance of “only” 30 million miles (48.3 million km) on Saturday morning at 7:50 a.m. EDT (1150 GMT). Doing that, the probe is set to break its own previous record for …

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CNN

The spacecraft will come within 31 million miles (50 million kilometers) of the sun, less than one-third the distance between the star and Earth. This will take Solar Orbiter inside the orbit of Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.

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CBS News

NASA is pressing ahead with plans to start a three-day dress rehearsal countdown for the agency’s new SLS/Artemis-1 moon rocket on April 1, officials said Friday. The plan gives the test priority over the planned April 3 launch of a SpaceX Crew Dragon …

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Phys.Org

New research has demonstrated that these new lighting technologies can significantly improve a predator’s ability to discriminate prey species against a natural background. The magnitude of this effect varies depending on an organism’s color, meaning …

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KTRK-TV

During the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt collected lunar soil from a landslide near the landing site of Apollo 17. The 70-centimeter canister had two halves, a sealed portion and an unsealed portion, Apollo …

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Columbia Daily Tribune

Nature is healing. It doesn’t matter if you climb the tallest mountain, go for a stroll on a trail in a local park, cast a lure to fish in a farm pond or simply sit on a bench and listen to birds chirp. The power of nature will bring your blood …

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The Denver Post

A planetary event that will not happen again until 2040 will occur Monday morning when Venus, Mars and Saturn appear very close together near the horizon just before sunrise. And to make the show more fun, a crescent moon will appear nearby.

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CBC.ca

Bob McDonald’s blog: specially grown lettuce could help astronauts as well as people with osteoporosis. Bob McDonald · CBC Radio · Posted: Mar 25, 2022 2:55 PM ET | Last Updated: 5 hours ago. NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren on the …

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