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April 20, 2022

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Axiom Space’s private Ax-1 crew will ride a SpaceX spacecraft to the International Space Station in April 2022. They are (from left): pilot Larry Connor, mission specialist Mark Pathy, commander Michael López-Alegría and mission specialist Eytan Stibbe …

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Lifestyle brand SpaceOne Industries plans to sell experimental non-fungible token (NFT) space patches minted on the International Space Station (ISS). Starting April 27, a limited edition of 7,000 NFT digital mission patches will be minted through the …

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The tiny Mars moon Phobos looms large on the sun’s face in dramatic eclipse footage captured by NASA’s Perseverance rover. The life-seeking Perseverance took a break April 2 from its quest to reach an ancient Red Planet river delta (its successful …

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The rocket that will launch SpaceX’s next astronaut mission just got a test run. That mission, called Crew-4, is scheduled to lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on Saturday morning (April 23).

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Future moon crews will have an electric ride to the launchpad. Starting with Artemis 2, the mission NASA hopes to send around the moon in 2024, crews will take their last ride on Earth before launch using electric crew transportation vehicles provided …

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There’s likely more action in store, too. Imagery from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the large sunspot group AR2993-94, ready to rotate into firing range of Earth. “The fusillade is likely to continue,” SpaceWeather.com said of the solar activity …

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The distinct wings-like look is a product of a cataclysmic encounter between two galaxies that have been in the process of merging for billions of years. “Unlike chance alignments of galaxies which …

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When a white dwarf is paired with a larger star, it can steal away hydrogen from its companion. Eventually, that hydrogen fuses into helium in a massive thermonuclear explosion called a nova. “Such detonations make …

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CNN

(CNN) Pterosaurs ruled the skies during the age of the dinosaurs, but scientists have long debated if they actually had feathers. Now we know. Not only did these flying reptiles have feathers …

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The Verge

Called the Peregrine Lunar Lander, the spacecraft is roughly the size of a squat refrigerator, standing just over six feet tall. Five main engines mounted on the lander’s base will help navigate the vehicle through space and eventually allow the vehicle to …

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