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May 23, 2022

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Space.com

To help get ready, teams held a Starliner landing dress rehearsal on May 18 at White Sands Space Harbor, a spaceport that was formerly used as a space shuttle runway and a test site for rocket research.

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Space.com

The Artemis 1 vehicle — a giant Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with an Orion crew capsule on top — is scheduled to return to Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida in early June for another try at a crucial “wet dress rehearsal” test, …

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Spaceflight Now

NASA astronaut Bob Hines became the first person to enter a Starliner spacecraft in orbit after opening the capsule’s forward hatch at 12:04 p.m. EDT (1604 GMT) Saturday. Two of his crewmates, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren and Russian cosmonaut Denis …

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Space.com

An oddly shaped, bluish-white cloud in the upper right corner is surrounded by. A newly revised NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Hickson Compact Group 31 (HCG 31) …

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EarthSky

A big active region on the sun, AR3014, has gotten even bigger! It’s now seven times the size of Earth. This region is the largest sunspot group from the current solar cycle, Cycle 25, so far.

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Space.com

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft, which is currently on its way to asteroids orbiting the sun at the same distance as Jupiter, watched the moon disappear during the total lunar eclipse on May 15. NASA released a short black-and-white timelapse video capturing …

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CNN

Hubble has observed more than 40 galaxies that include pulsating stars as well as exploding stars called supernovae to measure even greater cosmic distances. Both of these phenomena help astronomers to mark astronomical distances like mile markers, which …

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Space.com

China launched three new test communication satellites to low Earth orbit as the country looks to build its own version of SpaceX’s Starlink broadband constellation. A Long March 2C rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi …

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CNN

New York (CNN Business) Boeing managed to dock a spacecraft at the International Space Station late last week, but it was not without several minor hangups. The mission kicked off Thursday evening with a Florida launch, and the Starliner — which is …

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WIRED

Schoenoplectus americanus, or the chairmaker’s bulrush, is a common wetland plant in the Americas, and it has an existential problem. It has chosen to live in a place where it is always at risk of being drowned. Like all plants, the bulrush requires …

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