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November 22, 2022

Spaceflight Now

Second pair of new space station solar arrays set for launch on Dragon cargo ship

SpaceX plans to launch the company’s 26th Dragon resupply mission to the space station on a Falcon 9 rocket at 3:54 p.m. EST (2054 GMT) Tuesday, weather permitting. But there’s just a 10% …

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Watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch a new communications satellite on Tuesday (Nov. 22)

SpaceX will use a Falcon 9 rocket to launch the Eutelsat 10B mission on behalf of Eutelsat Tuesday (Nov. 22) at 9:57 p.m. EST (0257 on Nov. 23 GMT). Live coverage will be available here at Space.com, courtesy of SpaceX, about 15 minutes before the liftoff.

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The New York Times

To the Moon

Humankind took one small step toward the moon yesterday: NASA’s uncrewed Orion spacecraft arrived at the dusty orb and dipped as close as 81 miles above the surface, part of a multiyear project to return to our closest celestial neighbor half a century …

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Dwarf tomato seeds will launch to space station aboard SpaceX’s next resupply flight

When SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply mission launches Tuesday, it will carry a bounty of supplies, a pair of new solar arrays, dwarf tomato seeds and a range of science experiments to the International Space Station.

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BBC News

ESA mulls Solaris plan to beam solar energy from space

Space chiefs are to investigate whether electricity could be beamed wirelessly from space into millions of homes. The European Space Agency will this week likely approve a three-year study to see if having huge solar farms in space could work and be …

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This Scrollable Map of the Universe Reminds Us How Tiny We Really Are

It’s a bit unsettling to scroll through this website scientists made to detail the observable universe. I highly recommend doing it. Monisha Ravisetti headshot.

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Florida Today

NASA: Artemis rocket’s ‘eye-watering’ power damaged mobile launcher at KSC

A massive mobile tower used for NASA’s Artemis mission to the moon sustained noteworthy – but not irreparable – damages during the program’s first launch last week as it bore the brunt of millions of pounds of liftoff thrust.

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Science News

These are our top space images of all time

The Hubble Space Telescope made the Pillars of Creation famous in 1995 and got another impressive shot in 2014 (shown here). The latest pics of the towers of gas and dust come from the James Webb Space Telescope.

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The Verge

NASA’s Orion spacecraft makes close flyby of the Moon and heads on to orbit

NASA’s Orion spacecraft has made it past the Moon as part of the uncrewed Artemis I mission, firing its engines to pass within 81 miles of the lunar surface, and is operating with high accuracy. The spacecraft performed an outbound powered flyby burn …

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Astrophysicists chronicle the history of mathematical cosmology

This is necessary in order to better understand various aspects of this most majestic of the areas of theoretical physics,” said Alexander Yefremov, Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Professor at the Educational and Scientific Institute of …

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