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April 28, 2022

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As NASA gears up for the next age of crewed space exploration, scientists are testing how well astronauts will be able to perform mission-critical tasks immediately after landing. These challenges include debarking from …

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During its most recent flight, which occurred on April 19, the 4-pound (1.8 kilograms) Ingenuity photographed the parachute and backshell that helped it and NASA’s Perseverance rover land inside the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.

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Thirty alien comets have been spotted transiting the young star Beta Pictoris, their long tails lighting up the skies of the fledgling planets forming there. The comet discovery has been made using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet …

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Strapped into a SpaceX Dragon capsule, a crew of four astronauts blasted off from Earth this morning (April 27) on a mission to the International Space Station. Also on board? My DNA. This morning’s launch saw SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission lift off from …

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Three Americans and one Italian astronaut floated into the International Space Station late Wednesday after a nearly 16-hour commute aboard a SpaceX crew capsule from a launch pad in Florida, ready for multi-month expedition performing experiments, …

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If you’ve ever wondered what spending six months sealed in a space station is like, NASA astronaut Victor Glover has just what you need. Today (April 28), Glover will host a live discussion from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American …

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NASA’s Psyche asteroid probe clean room in California is seeing a lot of action these days as the spacecraft gets set for its launch in August. On top of engineers subjecting the asteroid-bound mission to “shake-and-bake” procedures, the spacecraft got …

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Artist’s impression of an asteroid and Earth. (Image credit: Pixabay). China is planning a kinetic asteroid defense mission no earlier than 2025 as …

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One of the last men to set foot on the moon watched Wednesday as SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission for NASA blasted off to the International Space Station on a Falcon 9 rocket. Among the four Crew-4 astronauts are some who NASA is considering for a future lunar …

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Onlookers watched as a ball of fire streaked across southeastern skies Wednesday (April 27). Around 9:03 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) Wednesday morning, over 30 people from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi reported looking up and seeing a fireball in the sky …

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