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April 9, 2022

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Spaceflight Now

First crew of private astronauts welcomed aboard International Space Station

The automated docking capped a 21-hour flight to the station since SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavour spacecraft launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on top of a Falcon 9 rocket. The commercial crew mission, managed …

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Space.com

SpaceX Dragon carrying private Ax-1 astronauts docks at International Space Station

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour carrying the Ax-1 private astronaut crew for Axiom Space docks. (Image credit: NASA TV). The groundbreaking Ax- …

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Space.com

Ax-1, the first private crew to space station, welcomed aboard with astronaut pins

Axiom-1 (Ax-1) commander Michael López-Alegría, who is now the first former NASA astronaut to return to the space station, marked their arrival with a brief pinning ceremony honoring his crewmates Larry Connor of Ohio, Mark Pathy of Canada and Eytan Stibbe …

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Space.com

Hospital mascot, not Disney rabbit, floats on Ax-1 mission as zero-g indicator

With its ears extended out and a cartoon look to its embroidered eyes, the brown and beige plush puppy looked a lot like a certain bunny. “It looks like the crew is beginning …

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Spaceflight Now

Citing valve problem, NASA will load only the SLS core stage in next countdown test

A problem with a helium valve on the Space Launch System moon rocket’s upper stage will require ground teams to only partially load the giant launcher with cryogenic propellants during an upcoming countdown dress rehearsal, NASA officials said Saturday.

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Space.com

Private Ax-1 astronauts on SpaceX capsule to mint NFT artwork in space

Ax-1 is commanded by Michael López-Alegría, a former NASA astronaut and current Axiom employee. He’s joined by three Axiom customers — Larry Connor, Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe, each of whom reportedly paid about $55 million for the trip.

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Space.com

NASA delays crucial Artemis 1 moon mission test to April 12

NASA has pushed back the resumption of the Artemis 1 moon mission’s critical “wet dress rehearsal” by two days, to Tuesday (April 12). The agency had planned to restart the wet dress — a practice run of rocket fueling and other important Artemis 1 …

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CNN

A SpaceX tourism mission just arrived at the ISS. Here’s everything you need to know

After reaching the ISS aboard their SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, they joined seven professional astronauts already on board the space station — including three NASA astronauts, a German astronaut, and three Russian cosmonauts.

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Slate Magazine

The Surprisingly Bulky Particle That Might…Break Physics?

That’s just how complicated it is to measure the mass of the W boson. So when they measured the particle’s mass and then they compared it to this prediction from the standard model, they found that it was about 0.1 percent more massive than they expected.

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CBS News

Commercial crew docks with International Space Station after smooth rendezvous

Four civilians in a chartered SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station early Saturday, kicking off the first NASA-sanctioned, commercial visit to the lab complex by a private company. Launched Friday from the Kennedy Space …

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