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May 4, 2022

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Spaceflight Now

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule moves toward ULA’s Vertical Integration Facility. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now. Ready for another try at launching on a test flight to the International Space Station, Boeing rolled a repaired Starliner crew …

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Space.com

Crew-3’s Dragon capsule had been scheduled to depart the ISS on Wednesday evening (May 4) and return to Earth the following day. But things have been pushed back slightly, NASA officials announced today (May 3).

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Space.com

There are two asteroids making very safe flybys of Earth in the coming days. Despite what you may have read in media reports, no one is issuing any warnings about asteroids 2009 JF1 or 467460 (2006 JF42), which will zoom by our planet on Friday (May 6) …

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Space.com

The sun’s gravitational field could be used as a giant magnifying glass to observe distant exoplanets in a much greater detail than is currently possible, a new study suggests. In the study, a team …

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Space.com

Thomas Marshburn just checked off one of the last tasks on his orbital to-do list. The NASA astronaut handed command of the International Space Station (ISS) over to cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev today (May 4), the last day aboard the orbiting lab for …

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Space.com

May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the cultural celebration isn’t restricted to life here on Earth — it’s also marked high above the planet, on the International Space Station (ISS).

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NPR

NASA is planning its first-ever mission to bring dirt and rocks from Mars back to Earth — but before that momentous event happens, the space agency needs to figure out exactly how to protect our home planet from any alien microbes that might hitch a …

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The Weather Channel

A new study by an international team of astronomers, including Prof. Dipanjan Mukherjee from the Pune-based Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), has unravelled the mystery. The team has …

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Space.com

The budget bill in which this is proposed passed its first reading in the country’s lower house, the House of Commons. An artist’s depiction of work on the moon as part of the Artemis program. (Image credit: NASA). Canada is working on legislation that …

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Phys.Org

Scientists worldwide are racing to develop a new kind of computer based on the use of quantum bits, or qubits, which can simultaneously be 0 and 1 and could one day solve complex problems beyond any classical supercomputers.

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