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August 29, 2022
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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The enormous Space Launch System (SLS), NASA’s new moon rocket, is finally ready to fly. SLS is scheduled to lift off this morning (Aug. 29) on Artemis 1, the first mission in NASA’s Artemis program of moon exploration.

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CNN

The list includes an overall safe flight, the performance of the Space Launch System rocket, testing the heat shield and retrieving the spacecraft once it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego.

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Space.com

Top U.S. space officials urged patience after NASA’s mega moon mission scrubbed Monday (Aug. 29). Vice President Kamala Harris, who is also chair of the National Space Council, told reporters on site for the Artemis 1 launch at NASA’s Kennedy Space …

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Space.com

The issue stalled plans to launch the SLS rocket and its uncrewed Orion spacecraft on an ambitious 42-day test flight around the moon. Liftoff was scheduled for 8:33 a.m. EDT (1233 GMT).

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Spaceflight Now

Mission planners had to take into account the constantly changing positions of Earth and moon to ensure the Space Launch System rocket accurately delivers Orion to a moving point in low-Earth orbit for the critical “trans-lunar injection” — TLI — rocket …

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Space.com

Scientists are still coming up empty in the hunt for flaws in Einstein’s theory of general relativity that could explain the mysterious force driving the accelerating expansion of the universe. The researchers studied 100 million galaxies …

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has begun tanking up its giant new rocket for a debut launch to the moon. The space agency began fueling the Artemis 1 mission’s towering Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at about 2:06 a.m. EDT (0606 GMT), after a nearly …

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The New York Times

The uncrewed mission aimed to lift off Monday morning, but engineers could not successfully troubleshoot an engine issue during the filling of the rocket with propellants. Give this article. Image. The Space Launch System on the launchpad at Kennedy …

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Space.com

The sun continues to display a flurry of activity. Space weather watchers observed a series of powerful solar flares between Saturday (Aug. 27) and Monday (Aug. 29), the most powerful of which registered as an M8-class flare and occurred on Monday at …

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Spaceflight Now

Countdown clocks began ticking Saturday for the maiden launch of NASA new Space Launch System rocket Monday on a long-awaited mission to send an unpiloted Orion crew capsule around the moon and back. Charlie Blackwell- …

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