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September 2, 2022
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Space.com

Artemis 1 is the 1st flight of spacecraft set to take humans back to the moon — here’s what needs to go right

Its distinctive X-wing style solar arrays can be swept forward or backward to reduce stress on the probe during high-thrust maneuvers. It is capable of carrying six astronauts for up to 21 days in space. The imminent, uncrewed Artemis 1 mission, however, …

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Space.com

SETI pioneer Frank Drake, of ‘Drake Equation’ fame, dies at 92

Astronomer Frank Drake, who pioneered the modern search for intelligent life in the universe, passed away Friday (Sept. 2) at the age of 92. Drake is best known for the equation …

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CNN

How to watch the Artemis I mission lift off to the moon

Turn to CNN for live coverage from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday afternoon. Space correspondent Kristin Fisher will bring us moment-by-moment reporting from the launch, along with a team of experts. (CNN) The uncrewed Artemis I mission is …

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Space.com

Watch Russian spacewalkers test European robotic arm on the space station Friday

Two cosmonauts are heading back into the black after a spacesuit problem cut short their spacewalk two weeks ago. The cosmonauts will install upgrades on the European Robotic Arm Friday morning (Sept. 2), after the arm successfully performed its first …

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Spaceflight Now

NASA proceeding with Saturday launch attempt for Artemis 1 moon mission

NASA engineers have also adjusted the timeline for loading super-cold propellants into the Space Launch System moon rocket, allowing more time to flow cryogenic liquid hydrogen through bleed lines to thermally condition the four main engines on the bottom …

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CNN

Artemis I launch team is ready for another ‘try’ on Saturday

The Artemis I stack, which includes the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, continues to sit on Launchpad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. While …

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CNET

Here’s the First Ever 3D View of a Binary Star-Planet System

Some 20 light-years away from Earth, which is quite close on a cosmic scale, scientists noticed a star acting a little funny. Something almost imperceptibly small appeared to be tugging on it, forcing it to “wobble” in its stellar neighborhood, as …

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CNET

MIT Scientists on Track to Make an Oxygen Mine on Mars

When NASA’s robotic Perseverance rover blasted off to Mars last year, it brought with it a small, golden box called MOXIE, for the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment. Since then, MOXIE has been making oxygen out of thin Martian air.

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Space.com

James Webb Space Telescope snags its 1st direct photo of an alien world

The James Webb Space Telescope took its first direct image of a planet orbiting a distant star, proving its potential to revolutionize exoplanet research. The absolute majority of exoplanets have only been observed through temporary dips in brightness …

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EurekAlert

Microbial communities stay healthy by swapping knowledge

The research appears online September 1 in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. Large, complex microbial communities live everywhere in the world, from rivers and mountains to humans and houses. But whether comparing microbiomes on snowcapped …

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