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 2021-04-22 22:56 

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The purge of the HI-SEAS habitat — Commander's report: lunar day 2...

Commander Musilova reflects on her inner battle to accept the Selene IV crew's dramatic new ways of life, which are full of both positive and surprising changes in the HI-SEAS lunar analog habitat....

 2021-04-22 20:18 

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How to see SpaceX's predawn Crew-2 launch from the US East Coast early Friday...

People across the eastern United States could witness a SpaceX rocket launch four astronauts into space early Friday (April 23)...

 2021-04-22 19:28 

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President Biden congratulates Mars helicopter Ingenuity team for historic 1st flight...

President Joe Biden tweeted his support for the Ingenuity team after the little helicopter's record-setting Mars flight on Monday (April 19)....

 2021-04-22 18:35 

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SpaceX will launch 4 astronauts to the space station before dawn Friday. Here's how to watch....

SpaceX will launch a crew of four astronauts early tomorrow (April 23) on its second operational crewed flight for NASA, and you can watch the action online....

 2021-04-22 17:35 

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On Earth Day, NASA reminds us how we're all connected...

NASA scientists, astronauts and musician Shawn Mendes teamed up this Earth Day to remind us how planet Earth connects us all....

 2021-04-22 17:33 

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Climate change has altered the Earth's tilt...

Earth's poles are moving — and that's normal. But new research suggests that within just decades, climate change and human water use have given the poles' wandering an additional nudge....

 2021-04-22 16:45 

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April Full Moon 2021: 'Super Pink Moon' rises Monday...

The full moon of April, called the Pink Moon, occurs Monday, April 26 at 11:32 p.m. EDT (0332 GMT on Tuesday, April 27). It will also be a "supermoon."...

 2021-04-22 16:00 

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Newfound super-Earth has speedy orbit around red dwarf star...

Scientists have discovered a nearby super-Earth that is three times as massive as our planet and located just 36 light-years away....

 2021-04-22 15:10 

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Netflix launches new Mars mission thriller 'Stowaway.' But will the air last?...

Netflix serves up another solid sci-fi adventure with the outer space actioner directed by Joe Penna: "Stowaway."...

 2021-04-22 14:50 

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Mars helicopter Ingenuity flies higher and longer on Red Planet in 2nd flight...

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter took to the skies above Mars' Jezero Crater again early this morning (April 22), just three days after making history with its first Red Planet flight....

 2021-04-22 14:38 

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Exclusive: 'Secrets of the Whales' creator Brian Skerry on filming his stunning new docu-series for Nat Geo...

Series creator and photographer Brian Skerry explains how Nat Geo's 'Secrets of The Whales' transports viewers to a fascinating underwater world not unlike ours...

 2021-04-22 12:00 

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On This Day in Space! April 22, 2010: X-37B space plane launches on 1st top-secret mission...

On April 22, 2010, the U.S. Air Force launched the super-secret X-37B space plane on its first spaceflight. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!...

 2021-04-22 11:44 

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Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with this 'beau-tree-ful' Google Doodle...

Earth Day 2021 is here and the folks at Google hope it plants a tree in your heart with this adorable Google doodle....

 2021-04-22 11:16 

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Fly around SpaceX's Crew-2 rocket at the launch pad with this drone video...

SpaceX's next astronaut launch is just a day away from liftoff and you can catch a close-up look at the launch pad in a new drone video....

 2021-04-22 11:08 

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Emissions slowdown during COVID-19 not enough to improve climate trends, report finds...

Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit new highs in 2020 despite COVID-19 lockdowns....

 2021-04-22 00:43 

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NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity will attempt its 2nd flight Thursday...

The Mars helicopter will attempt its second flight above the Red Planet on Thursday (April 22) at 5:30 a.m. EDT (0930 GMT)....

 2021-04-21 22:16 

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NASA's Perseverance rover makes oxygen on Mars for 1st time...

NASA's Perseverance rover just notched another first on Mars, one that may help pave the way for its human overlords to explore the Red Planet someday....

 2021-04-21 21:20 

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Tiny newfound 'Unicorn' is closest known black hole to Earth...

Astronomers have apparently found the closest known black hole to Earth — a weirdly tiny object dubbed "The Unicorn" that lurks just 1,500 light-years from us....

 2021-04-21 20:04 

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The Lyrid meteor shower of 2021 peaks tonight! Here's how to see it....

One of springtime's most prominent...

 2021-04-21 18:58 

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Black holes, string theory and more: Q&A with physicist Brian Greene...

Space.com caught up with Greene to discuss the importance of science education, why black holes are so interesting and whether a "theory of everything" breakthrough could be on the horizon....

 2021-04-21 16:08 

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Michael Hopkins: NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew Dragon commander...

A brief summary of Michael Hopkins' career in the Air Force and at NASA....

 2021-04-21 14:07 

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SpaceX, NASA delay Crew-2 astronaut launch to Friday due to weather...

SpaceX and NASA have delayed the Crew-2 launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station....

 2021-04-21 13:09 

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Watch NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity kick up dust on its 1st flight (video)...

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity really kicked up some dust during its historic first flight on the Red Planet, which took place on Monday (April 19)....

 2021-04-21 11:27 

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NASA reaches out to commercial partners for new spacesuits and spacewalk tech...

NASA is looking to commercial partners to help develop the next generation of spacesuits and spacewalk technology....

 2021-04-21 11:22 

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More Mars helicopters? NASA is already thinking about Ingenuity's successors...

NASA is already working to map out the bright exploration future opened up by its little Mars helicopter....

 2021-04-21 11:19 

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SpaceX's Crew-2 astronauts will conduct more than 200 science experiments in space...

The astronauts will launch on the Crew-2 mission to the orbiting lab in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft this Thursday (April 22)...

 2021-04-20 20:11 

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Boeing pushes second Starliner test flight to late summer...

The second test flight for Boeing's Starliner crew capsule, known as the Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission, won't lift off until late this summer....

 2021-04-20 18:35 

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NASA, SpaceX declare Crew-2 astronaut mission 'go' for Thursday launch in final review...

NASA has given SpaceX the official go-ahead for the launch of its next crew mission to the International Space Station....

 2021-04-20 15:00 

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US military picks 3 companies to test nuclear propulsion in cislunar space...

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has picked three big space companies for the first phase of a larger project to test nuclear propulsion above low Earth orbit by 2025....

 2021-04-20 15:00 

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Strange crater suggests ancient Mars may have been frigid with occasional snowmelt...

A spacecraft orbiting Mars captured incredible images of the calloused floor of a crater located in the southern highlands of Mars....

 2021-04-20 10:55 

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Amazon's 1st Kuiper megaconstellation satellites will launch on a ULA Atlas V rocket...

Amazon has selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) to start launching its megaconstellation of internet satellites to space....

 2021-04-20 10:53 

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China wants to launch its own Hubble-class telescope as part of space station...

China could launch the first module for its own space station this month as the country also prepares to send a large space telescope to join it in orbit within the next few years....

 2021-04-20 10:53 

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Gamma-ray bursts don't get kicked around...

For years, astronomers thought that the objects responsible for short gamma-ray bursts get kicked out of their home galaxies shortly after they're born. But new observations prove otherwise....

 2021-04-20 10:53 

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Small NASA rocket will study boundary of interstellar space...

For a few brief minutes, a suborbital rocket from NASA has an ambitious plan to seek out particles from interstellar space....

 2021-04-19 22:12 

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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter aced an 'absolutely beautiful flight' on Mars. Here's the video....

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity just made aviation history, and its robotic buddy caught the whole thing on video....

 2021-04-19 18:17 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger tells NASA to 'Get to the choppa!' for 1st Mars helicopter flight...

Arnold Schwarzenegger had some important words for NASA ahead of the historic first flight of the agency's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity....

 2021-04-19 12:09 

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Behold! NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity snaps stunning photo from its 1st flight....

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has made its historic first Red Planet flight — and the photos are unbelievable....

 2021-04-19 11:26 

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NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity takes off on historic 1st powered flight on another world...

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter lifted off on the Red Planet early this morning (April 19), performing the first-ever powered flight on a world beyond Earth....

 2021-04-19 11:00 

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Scientists baked meteorites in an oven to investigate the atmospheres of alien planets...

Scientists baked meteorites in an oven and studied the gases they released to investigate the atmospheres of rocky planets....

 2021-04-19 11:00 

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Watch monster black holes dance in this mesmerizing NASA animation...

A new animation from NASA shows the entrancing dance of two monster black holes in orbit around each other, twisting and distorting the light emanating from each other's accretion disk of hot, churning gas....

 2021-04-19 11:00 

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Can we reflect sunlight to fight climate change? Scientists eye aerosol shield for Earth....

Could we slow down global warming by creating an aerosol reflector to deflect the sun's rays away from Earth? And should we?...

 2021-04-18 13:15 

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NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity is ready to make its first flight attempt Monday...

The big day is nearly here for the team behind NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity, who've spent six years developing the first aircraft to fly on the Red Planet....

 2021-04-18 12:49 

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These 4 Crew-2 astronauts are ready to ride a SpaceX rocket into orbit...

NASA's next crew of astronauts are ready to strap into a SpaceX Dragon capsule and blast off into space....

 2021-04-18 11:00 

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Russia joins China's mission to sample an asteroid and study a comet...

China has selected a Russian science payload to fly on an upcoming mission to sample a near-Earth asteroid and later visit a main-belt comet....

 2021-04-18 11:00 

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Lyrid meteors face off against a bright moon this week...

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks on Thursday morning (April 22), the first good meteor shower in nearly four months, although a bright moon could interfere....

 2021-04-17 20:00 

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NASA may attempt 1st Mars helicopter flight on Monday...

NASA will attempt the first flight of its Mars helicopter Ingenuity as early as Monday (April 19) after the tiny drone passed a critical test this weekend....

 2021-04-17 14:47 

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SpaceX test-fires rocket ahead of Crew-2 astronaut launch for NASA...

SpaceX has fired up the rocket that will ferry its next crew of astronauts to the International Space Station next week....

 2021-04-17 14:23 

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NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity aces troublesome spin test...

NASA's experimental Mars helicopter nailed a crucial spin test after the first try ended abruptly, delaying the chopper's groundbreaking flight attempt....

 2021-04-17 12:34 

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SpaceX's Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station in photos...

SpaceX's Crew-2 mission will launch to the International Space Station on April 22. See photos of the crewmembers and their preparations for launch....

 2021-04-17 12:29 

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As NASA troubleshoots its Mars helicopter, Perseverance rover keeps busy...

The Ingenuity helicopter's first flight on Mars has been delayed, but NASA's Red Planet teams are staying busy with the larger Perseverance mission....

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