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August 28, 2022
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Space.com

‘Zero hour’ for Artemis 1: NASA’s most powerful rocket to launch risky moon mission test flight

That will change Monday (Aug. 29), when NASA aims to launch the SLS megarocket and Orion on Artemis 1, a test flight that serves as the vanguard of the agency’s Artemis program to return astronauts to the moon by 2025. Liftoff is set for 8:33 a.m. EDT ( …

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Space.com

Weather looks good for Artemis 1 moon mission launch, NASA says

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It looks like Mother Nature may cooperate for NASA’s historic Artemis 1 megarocket launch to the moon on Monday (Aug. 29). The weather outlook has improved for the planned Artemis 1 launch at 8:33 a.m. EDT (1233 GMT) on Monday …

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Space.com

These NASA photos of lightning strikes at the Artemis 1 moon rocket launch pad are amazing

“Whenever we see things that are as dramatic as lightning, we all we pay a lot of attention to it — as we should,” Jeff Spaulding, NASA’s Artemis 1 senior test director, told reporters Sunday (Aug. 28) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the site of …

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Space.com

The asteroid NASA will slam into in September is right where scientists expected

Six nights of observations by two powerful telescopes confirmed that the orbit of double asteroid Didymos is perfectly aligned for NASA’s asteroid-smashing DART spacecraft to arrive in late September. The observations, conducted in early July by the …

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Space.com

Lightning strikes Artemis 1 launch pad 2 days before liftoff (video)

This is why launch pads have lightning towers. Lightning crackled today (Aug. 27) over Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, which will host the highly anticipated liftoff of the agency’s Artemis 1 moon mission on Monday morning …

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The New York Times

Why NASA Is Going Back to the Moon

“We are going.” That is the catch phrase that NASA is using in the lead-up to the debut flight of its new moon rocket, which could launch as early as Monday at 8:33 a.m. Eastern time. It is a phrase repeated by agency officials, added as a hashtag on …

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CNN

Why NASA wants to return to the moon before sending humans to Mars

When the uncrewed Artemis I mission launches on Monday, August 29, it’s just the first step toward the future of space exploration. The last crewed landing on the moon, Apollo 17, was nearly 50 years ago. The final Apollo mission’s record for the longest …

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CNET

NASA’s Artemis I Launch: Everything You Need to Know About the Journey to the Moon

Artemis I’s SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft are seen on launch 39B at Kennedy Space Center. NASA/Ben Smegelsky. There’s a 32-story rocket mounted atop a launchpad …

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Space.com

Meteor crater: The hole from space that keeps on giving

Research payoffs from the out-of-this-world Meteor Crater are ongoing, said David Kring, principal scientist at the Universities Space Research Association’s Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas. He has carried out field training and research at …

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Mashable

Some monkeys use stone tools as sex toys, apparently

The monkeys in particular are long-tailed macaques living at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in central Bali. Between 2016 and 2019, researchers observed over 170 monkeys — male and female, juvenile and adult. They …

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