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April 4, 2022

NEWS

Space.com

Houston company Axiom Space has a huge science haul planned for its debut mission, including robots and filters that could assist with future space exploration at the moon or Mars. Axiom plans to launch Ax …

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Space.com

SpaceX’s launch of the first all-private mission to the International Space Station has been delayed by two days and will now lift off no earlier than Friday (April 8), SpaceX and the mission’s operator Axiom Space announced late Sunday (April 3).

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CNN

This includes powering on the 322-foot-tall (98-meter-tall) Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, loading supercold propellant into the rocket’s tanks, going through a full countdown simulating launch, resetting the countdown clock and draining …

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Phys.Org

NASA’s Psyche spacecraft has just completed its own gauntlet of electromagnetic, thermal-vacuum, vibration, shock, and acoustic testing at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. Psyche was deemed healthy and ready to proceed toward …

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EarthSky

Pierluigi Rinaldi at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) led the research team. The team studied observational data from more than 20,000 distant galaxies. These astronomers used data collected in recent years with the Hubble Space …

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Phys.Org

Reflected moonlight is a steady source of light that researchers are taking advantage of to improve the accuracy and consistency of measurements among Earth-observing satellites. “The Moon is extremely stable and …

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Phys.Org

However, if the cat only needs a quick boost to catch a bird from there, then the sunflower can act as a “metastable intermediate step.” This is essentially the mechanism by which individual atoms of a catalyst capture molecules in order to chemically …

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Scientific American

Sadness. Disappointment. Frustration. Anger. These are some of the reactions from LGBTQ+ astronomers over the latest revelations regarding NASA’s decision not to rename the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), given that the agency long had evidence …

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Mashable

Mission operators said they needed to stop mid-rehearsal on Sunday to sort out a problem in the mobile tower that supports the rocket, known as the Space Launch System, on the ground. A fan that keeps hazardous gases out of the launcher wasn’t working.

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ZDNet

HPE’s Spaceborne Computer-2 is part of a mission to give astronauts more freedom to do their own data processing as they travel to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

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