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May 13, 2022

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Space.com

Boeing’s Starliner capsule took a drive by some historical launch sites earlier this month on its path to the pad. Starliner, which passed its flight readiness review on Wednesday (May 11) to attempt a new uncrewed test flight to the International …

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Spaceflight Now

File photo of a Falcon 9 rocket on the SLC-4E launch pad at Vandenberg Space Force Base. Credit: National Reconnaissance Office. Weather permitting, SpaceX teams in California and Florida plan to launch two Falcon 9 rockets Friday and Saturday, …

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Three years ago, scientists used a telescope the size of Earth to produce the first-ever image of a black hole. Now, they’ve done it again — this time, closer to home, and of a very different invisible behemoth. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has …

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Capturing the first-ever image of the Milky Way’s black hole was no easy task. The historic image released Thursday (May 12), of what scientists call Sagittarius A* took a planet-wide set of telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT).

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Retired NASA eclipse scientist Fred Espenak has been watching the night sky ever since he was eight years old, and plans once again to look up for the forthcoming lunar eclipse Sunday (May 15). After about six decades staring at the sky, the Arizona …

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More than 50 years after astronauts brought the last moon-rock samples to Earth, scientists have successfully grown plants in lunar soil from three Apollo missions for the first time. All the moon-soil plants grew slowly and relatively poorly, …

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NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins floats above Earth in a gorgeous new photo from the International Space Station. Watkins launched to the orbiting lab on April 27 as part of SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission, making history as the first Black woman to embark on a …

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EarthSky

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team of astronomers presented the 1st direct image taken of the Milky Way galaxy’s supermassive central black hole, Sagittarius A*, aka Sgr A* (pronounced Sajj-a-star).

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CNN

New York (CNN Business) SpaceX has been on a tear in 2022, notching 18 rocket launches and two astronaut splashdowns in just the first 130 days of the year — an unprecedented pace for the company and the commercial launch industry.

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SpaceX plans to launch another big batch of its Starlink internet satellites and land a rocket on a ship at sea on Friday (May 13), and you can watch the action live. A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carrying 53 Starlink spacecraft is scheduled to lift off …

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