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April 1, 2022

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Space.com

Rocket Lab, SpaceX launching missions Friday: Watch them live

Nearly four hours later, at 12:24 p.m. EDT (1624 GMT), a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will lift off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, carrying to orbit 40 satellites for a variety of customers, weather permitting.

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Space.com

The speed of sound on Mars is different from Earth, Perseverance rover finds

NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance has found that sound travels much more slowly on the Red Planet than it does on Earth and behaves in some unexpected ways that could have strange consequences for communication on the planet.

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Space.com

NASA astronaut comes home to Houston after record-setting 355-day space mission

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is finally home. Vande Hei, who lived in space for 355 consecutive days, setting a new record for the longest single spaceflight by an American astronaut, arrived in Houston at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) on Thursday …

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CNN

It’s time for the NASA Artemis I moon mission’s big test

The 322-foot-tall (98-meter-tall) Artemis I rocket stack, including NASA’s mega Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft, will begin the wet dress rehearsal Friday afternoon at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The test is expected to last through Sunday.

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Space.com

How to watch SpaceX launch the private Ax-1 space station mission online

Liftoff on the historic Ax-1 mission is scheduled for Wednesday (April 6) at 12:05 p.m. EDT (1605 GMT), according to Axiom Space. On board a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket will be former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría and paying …

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Space.com

Critical test for NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission kicks off today

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission is about to embark on a critical prelaunch test. The space agency plans to begin the “wet dress rehearsal” for Artemis 1 this afternoon (April 1) at Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.

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Space.com

Name of James Webb Space Telescope not yet a closed case, NASA officials say

From 1961 to 1968, he oversaw the Apollo program that landed humans on the moon and advocated for NASA’s science agenda. That was the motivation cited in 2002, when then-administrator Sean O’Keefe decided to name what was being called the Next Generation …

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Space.com

James Webb Space Telescope completes another stage of instrument alignment

Engineers have successfully aligned all but one of the instruments on the $10 billion space telescope for the first time, NASA reported on Friday (April 1) as Webb continues to cool to deep-space temperatures after launching Dec. 25, 2021.

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The Washington Post

Dress rehearsal: NASA moon rocket’s last test before launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA kicked off a critical countdown test Friday for its new moon rocket, a 30-story behemoth that could make its first lunar test flight by summer. The two-day demonstration — the final major milestone before liftoff to the moon …

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CBS News

Dress-rehearsal countdown begins for NASA moon rocket

The goal is to make sure the 322-foot-tall rocket and the ground systems needed to fuel and safely launch it will be ready for the Artemis program’s maiden flight when an Orion crew capsule will be fired off on an unpiloted voyage beyond the moon and back.

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