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What Three Decades Did for Space Exploration As NASA Worked To Build One New Telescope

In less than three weeks, NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency will finally launch the James Webb Space Telescope into orbit. And it’s been a long time coming.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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What Three Decades Did for Space Exploration As NASA Worked To Build One New Telescope

In less than three weeks, NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency will finally launch the James Webb Space Telescope into orbit. And it’s been a long time coming.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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NASA Is Going To Try To Re-Direct The Path Of An Asteroid By Crashing A Spacecraft Into It

If you’re a fan, like I am, of not being crushed to death by a rock that falls from the sky, then you should be interested in the mission NASA launched today with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The spacecraft in the nose of that rocket is called DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test), and that […]

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NASA Has Officially Started Launching Missiles Into Asteroids

NASA’s DART program — the Double Asteroid Redirection Test — has officially taken to the skies, and it has one mission in mind: To absolutely destroy any asteroids that might threaten to turn the human race into our extinct dinosaur brethren.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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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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When to See NASA’s Northrop Grumman’s Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch

With so many celestial events lately, it might seem strange that the next space phenomenon to witness won’t be a natural occurrence, but launched into the cosmos by people. Just a few days after the alignment of the moon and mars, NASA is launching Northrop Grumman’s Minotaur 1 rocket from the space agency’s Wallops…Read more… […]

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When to See NASA’s Northrop Grumman’s Minotaur 1 Rocket Launch

With so many celestial events lately, it might seem strange that the next space phenomenon to witness won’t be a natural occurrence, but launched into the cosmos by people. Just a few days after the alignment of the moon and mars, NASA is launching Northrop Grumman’s Minotaur 1 rocket from the space agency’s Wallops…Read more… […]

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Should You Be Worried About the ‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Passing by Earth Today?

Today, even as you struggle to focus on work after the extended weekend you hopefully enjoyed, a giant space rock is screaming through space within a “potentially hazardous” distance of Earth. The chances of a resultant armageddon are (and always have been) exceedingly thin, as the asteroid 2021 KTI is passing within…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Should You Be Worried About the ‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Passing by Earth Today?

Today, even as you struggle to focus on work after the extended weekend you hopefully enjoyed, a giant space rock is screaming through space within a “potentially hazardous” distance of Earth. The chances of a resultant armageddon are (and always have been) exceedingly thin, as the asteroid 2021 KTI is passing within…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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GM And Lockheed Martin Are Developing A Lunar Rover

After half a century, the U.S. will finally go back to the moon mid-decade. Leading an international effort called Project Artemis, the goal is to land on the south pole of the moon in a few years. But to do that, new moon vehicles will be needed. And as Automotive News reports, GM and Lockheed […]

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GM And Lockheed Martin Are Developing A Lunar Rover

After half a century, the U.S. will finally go back to the moon mid-decade. Leading an international effort called Project Artemis, the goal is to land on the south pole of the moon in a few years. But to do that, new moon vehicles will be needed. And as Automotive News reports, GM and Lockheed […]

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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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ISS Ditches 2.9-Ton Pallet of Batteries, Creating Its Most Massive Piece of Space Trash

Weighing 2.9 tons and traveling 4.8 miles per second, this heap of old batteries is now the heaviest single piece of garbage to be jettisoned from the International Space Station. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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ISS Ditches 2.9-Ton Pallet of Batteries, Creating Its Most Massive Piece of Space Trash

Weighing 2.9 tons and traveling 4.8 miles per second, this heap of old batteries is now the heaviest single piece of garbage to be jettisoned from the International Space Station. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Man Who Tried To Stop The Space Shuttle Challenger Launch And Exposed NASA’s Cover-Up Dies At 83

Allan McDonald lived an incredible life dedicated to exploration and the pursuit of truth. In 1986, McDonald had a very important decision to make: To let the U.S. space shuttle Challenger fly despite adverse conditions, or to deny launch. He refused to sign off on a launch that fateful January day, and he refused to…Read […]

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The Man Who Tried To Stop The Space Shuttle Challenger Launch And Exposed NASA’s Cover-Up Dies At 83

Allan McDonald lived an incredible life dedicated to exploration and the pursuit of truth. In 1986, McDonald had a very important decision to make: To let the U.S. space shuttle Challenger fly despite adverse conditions, or to deny launch. He refused to sign off on a launch that fateful January day, and he refused to…Read […]

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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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Biden Administration Re-Ups For NASA’s Artemis Moon Mission

The Biden White House released a statement today reaffirming the U.S. commitment to return to the moon via the Artemis missions. While the ambitious deadline set for 2024 by the Trump administration might be a distant dream — budget issues, don’t you know — it seems the new administration is renewing efforts to put…Read more… […]

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NASA x adidas ZX 2K Boost Core Black Launching Soon

The NASA x adidas partnership continues with the unveiling of this adidas ZX 2K Boost “Core Black.” Donning a sleek and stealthy profile, the low-top is inspired by the Artemis space mission which aims to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon, specifically at the lunar south pole region by 2024. […]

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