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March 29, 2022

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CNN

The 322-foot-tall (98-meter-tall) Artemis I rocket stack, including NASA’s mega SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft, will begin the wet dress rehearsal Friday. The test is expected to last through Sunday.

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Space.com

An area of Pluto that researchers think was formed from the eruption of ice volcanoes is unique on the dwarf planet and in the solar system, a new study suggests. NASA’s New Horizons mission, which launched in 2006, took detailed photos of the surface …

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Spaceflight Now

NASA officials announced last week they plan to fund development of a second lunar lander to go alongside SpaceX’s Starship vehicle, which the agency selected last year for the Artemis program’s first moon landing attempt. Bill Nelson …

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Space.com

But on Monday (March 28), NASA officially approved Friday (April 1) through Sunday for the crucial “wet dress rehearsal” of its Artemis 1 moon mission, a practice session that’s also taking place at KSC. So Ax-1 is getting pushed a few days.

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CNN

(CNN) After a record-breaking 355 days spent in space, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is returning to Earth. Vande Hei will land aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on the steppe of Kazakhstan alongside Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov …

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CNN

Pluto’s icy volcanic region can be seen in this image taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The blue markings show how past volcanic processes may have occurred. Sign up …

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CBS News

Outgoing Expedition 66 commander Anton Shkaplerov turned the lab over to NASA astronaut Thomas Marshburn on Tuesday in a traditional change-of-command ceremony marked by hugs and handshakes, with no hint of the discord threatening U.S.-Russian relations on …

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CNET

If a rocky exoplanet meets these specific conditions, it might also house a few alien beings. Monisha Ravisetti headshot. Monisha Ravisetti.

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CBS News

Another $1.5 billion would go development of new Human Landing System moon landers procured through competition following three initial Artemis landings using SpaceX vehicles, one unpiloted and two carrying astronauts. 032822-sls- …

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The Weather Channel

The 2007 FF1 is one of approximately 15,000 Apollo-class asteroids, meaning its orbit around the Sun (which takes 684 days) intersects with Earth’s orbit. And owing to its size and proximity to Earth, the space-rock has been classified as ‘potentially …

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