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April 27, 2022

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched its fourth astronaut mission to the International Space Station for NASA before dawn Wednesday, bringing the company’s total crewed flight tally to seven. The new SpaceX Dragon capsule Freedom …

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Space.com

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris called NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei earlier this month to congratulate him on his record-breaking space mission. Vande Hei returned to Earth on March 30 after spending 355 straight days on the International Space …

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Spaceflight Now

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins, commander Kjell Lindgren, pilot Bob Hines, and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on the tower at pad 39A, with SpaceX’s Dragon Freedom spacecraft in the background. Credit: SpaceX.

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On April 30, a partial solar eclipse will be visible over parts of Antarctica, South America and the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. While skygazers in the U.S. won’t get to see the partial solar eclipse in person, they can watch a livestream of the celestial …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon Freedom spacecraft take off from pad 39A early Wednesday to begin the Crew-4 mission. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky. Four astronauts rocketed into a clear predawn sky early Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in …

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission has returned to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) here following incomplete “wet dress rehearsal” attempts earlier this month. During the wet dress, …

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Scientific American

“The accelerator has been off for three years,” says Freya Blekman, an experimental particle physicist at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the LHC. “So there’s people who have never been in the control room…, never have done shifts where data …

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Space.com

Solar power would be the superior option over nuclear for crewed Martian missions near the planet’s equator, a new study concludes. Researchers found that a six-person Red Planet mission could be sufficiently powered by photovoltaic systems, adding on …

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CBS News

Strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket, Crew-4 commander Kjell Lindgren, pilot Robert Hines, geologist-astronaut Jessica Watkins and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti blasted off from historic pad 39A at the …

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CNN

Takeoff occurred at 3:52 am ET. The astronauts, riding aboard their SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, will spend the day free flying through orbit before docking with the ISS around 8 pm ET.

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