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January 8, 2024
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Space.com

ULA’s Vulcan rocket launches private US moon lander, 1st since Apollo, and human remains in debut flight

a white rocket launches into a dark night sky. United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur rocket lifted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Monday at 2:18 a.m. EST ( …

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CBS News

Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic working through “critical loss of propellant” after lunar lander launches

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fl. (KDKA/AP) — The first U.S. moon landing mission in decades blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station just after 2:15 a.m. on Monday, but an anomaly is threatening Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic’s mission.

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CNN

Astrobotic lunar lander carrying NASA science, human remains has ‘anomaly’ en route to the moon

Astrobotic Technology, the commercial company that developed the Peregrine lunar lander, posted on social media that the company was initially able to make contact with the vehicle after its 2:18 a.m. ET launch, but then the mission hit a snag.

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The New York Times

After New Rocket’s Successful Launch, a US Moon Lander Faces Problems

A brand-new rocket lifted off early Monday morning from Cape Canaveral, Fla., sending a robotic spacecraft toward the surface of the moon. The launch was flawless, and the spacecraft, built by Astrobotic Technology of Pittsburgh, separated 50 minutes …

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CNN

First US moon landing mission in decades launches with NASA science, humans remains on board

The Vulcan Centaur rocket, a never-before-flown model developed by United Launch Alliance, a joint venture by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, roared to life at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 2:18 a.m. ET Monday.

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CNN

The explosions of stars may form mysterious, giant ‘odd radio circles’ in space, scientists say

Researchers shared the first image of an odd radio circle, captured by the MeerKAT radio telescope, in 2022. J. English (U. Manitoba)/EMU/MeerKAT/DES (CTIO).

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Space.com

Floating ‘magic islands’ on Saturn’s moon Titan may be honeycomb-shaped snow

The largest moon of Saturn snows organic compounds that may form glacier-like chunks in Titans methane lakes. Comments (0). (Left) A view of saturn’s moon Titan taken by cassini (Right) an illustration of the landscape of the large Saturnian moon …

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ULA’s 1st Vulcan Centaur rocket launch looks spectacular in these photos and videos

United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket lifted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Monday (Jan. 8) at 2:18 a.m. EST (0718 GMT). The …

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CBS News

CMU’s rover set for important, time-sensitive mission aboard Astrobotic’s lunar lander

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The countdown is on, with history being made right here in Pittsburgh as Astrobotic’s lunar lander finally goes to the moon with Carnegie Mellon’s rover on board. Nikolai Stefanov is anxiously waiting for Monday morning when he …

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Space.com

See the moon meet up with Mercury, Venus and Mars in the early morning sky on Jan. 9

Venus, Mercury and Mars will all appear alongside Earth’s closest neighbor in the night sky this week. Comments (0). constellations are traced in blue in a cloudy dark sky. An illustration of the early morning sky on Tuesday (Jan. 9) showing the moon …

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