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Zone Out To The Eerie Sounds Of Planet Mars

When you think of some of the eeriest sounds on Earth, you’ll probably think of warning sirens, piercing screams, or even John Carpenter’s Halloween theme — but it turns out that Mars has its share of creepy noises that sound like they could be pulled right from a horror movie soundtrack. NASA has shared audio…Read […]

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Zone Out To The Eerie Sounds Of Planet Mars

When you think of some of the eeriest sounds on Earth, you’ll probably think of warning sirens, piercing screams, or even John Carpenter’s Halloween theme — but it turns out that Mars has its share of creepy noises that sound like they could be pulled right from a horror movie soundtrack. NASA has shared audio…Read […]

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Richard Branson Didn’t Go To Space

The billionaire Richard Branson went 53.5 miles into the sky on Sunday, short of the Kármán line, which is 62 miles above sea level and where it is generally agreed that space begins. Branson did surpass 50 miles above sea level, above which NASA gives out astronaut wings. But come on, man, Branson’s stunt only…Read […]

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This Day In History: Russian N-1 Rocket Launch Fails Again

On July 3, 1969, the Soviet Zond L1S-2 was getting ready to head into space when disaster struck. For a few moments, the craft lifted into the night sky. Then, it exploded.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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China Sends First Crew To Their New Space Station

For the first time in 21 years, Earth has two separate crewed space stations in orbit. One is, of course, the International Space Station (ISS), with a crew of seven, and now there’s the three taikonauts aboard Tianhe, the core module of China’s new space station. There’s ten people in orbit now! Things are getting…Read […]

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The Amazing Story Of What Happened When The First Person In Space Landed Back On Earth Involves Potatoes

In case you weren’t aware, today is the 60th anniversary of humans first leaving the Earth and venturing out into space. That first human was Yuri Gagarin, citizen of a country that’s no longer really here, but what he and the Soviet engineers who built that first spaceship, Vostok 1, did is still incredible even…Read […]

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The Amazing Story Of What Happened When The First Person In Space Landed Back On Earth Involves Potatoes

In case you weren’t aware, today is the 60th anniversary of humans first leaving the Earth and venturing out into space. That first human was Yuri Gagarin, citizen of a country that’s no longer really here, but what he and the Soviet engineers who built that first spaceship, Vostok 1, did is still incredible even…Read […]

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The Amazing Story Of What Happened When The First Person In Space Landed Back On Earth Involves Potatoes

In case you weren’t aware, today is the 60th anniversary of humans first leaving the Earth and venturing out into space. That first human was Yuri Gagarin, citizen of a country that’s no longer really here, but what he and the Soviet engineers who built that first spaceship, Vostok 1, did is still incredible even…Read […]

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This Day In History: Apollo 13 Launches From Cape Canaveral

On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 lunar landing mission made a successful launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying three astronauts set to conduct geological experiments on the moon. But despite the promising launch, the mission became a project in crisis management that put spacecraft technology to the test.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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NASA Is Going To Crash A Probe Right Smack Dab Into An Asteroid For A Really Good Reason

Normally, NASA likes its probes to make contact with other objects in space in a very controlled manner. You want to land a rover on Mars, not drop a rover on Mars, for example. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is different. This time, NASA is going to stomp the ion pedal and just ram […]

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NASA Is Going To Crash A Probe Right Smack Dab Into An Asteroid For A Really Good Reason

Normally, NASA likes its probes to make contact with other objects in space in a very controlled manner. You want to land a rover on Mars, not drop a rover on Mars, for example. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is different. This time, NASA is going to stomp the ion pedal and just ram […]

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Send Jalopnik To The Moon

Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa has a modest proposal: He’d like to take you to the moon. Well, someone like you. Maezawa, founder of the fashion website Zozotown, calls the project dearMoon and says he has room for eight normal, regular people to join him on a 2023 trip to the moon. Anyone might be picked, […]

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Our First Real Look At China’s New Space Station Module Confirms It’s A Lot Like The Old Mir Space Station

China has been in the process of developing a modular space station for years, and the core module of such a station is now ready for launch. The station core module, called Tianhe (that means “harmony of the heavens” and would sound hopelessly new-agey if it wasn’t for the fact it’s a space station) looks, […]

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SpaceX Nabbed NASA’s SPHEREx Launch Contract

SpaceX may be a lot of things conflicting things, but you have to admit one thing: NASA approves. So much so that it’s going to use SpaceX as launch company for the SPHEREx program.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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