NASA’s CAPSTONE Launch to the Moon: How to Watch

The small spacecraft will be the first to head to the moon in a year when other planned missions have yet to get off the launchpad.

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They Found Two New Craters on the Moon and Discovered a New Mystery

Tediously searching through imagery from a NASA spacecraft, researchers found where a discarded stage of a forgotten rocket crashed in March. But other questions remain.

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Dead Roaches That Ate Moon Dust Went Up for Auction. Then NASA Objected.

The sale was halted after the space agency claimed it owned everything associated with a 1969 experiment that explored whether lunar soil was dangerous to terrestrial life.

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NASA Plans to Join U.F.O. Research Efforts

The truth is out there, and now America’s space agency will add its resources to the study of unidentified aerial phenomena.

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Live Video: Boeing’s Starliner Lands on Earth

A successful return to Earth of the capsule on Wednesday could set up a flight for NASA with astronauts aboard before the year’s end.

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Boeing Starliner Spacecraft: How to Watch the Nasa Launch

The aerospace giant’s astronaut capsule has yet to complete a successful test flight to the space station, while SpaceX has carried seven crews into orbit.

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NASA Sees ‘Otherworldly’ Wreckage on Mars With Ingenuity Helicopter

The debris was part of the equipment that helped the Perseverance mission safely land on the red planet in 2021.

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Military Memo Adds to Possible Interstellar Meteor Mystery

The U.S. Space Command seemed to confirm a claim that a meteor from outside the solar system had entered Earth’s atmosphere, but other scientists and NASA are still not convinced.

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SpaceX and Axiom Launch Private Astronaut Crew to Space Station

Axiom Space bought seats on a SpaceX rocket to be NASA’s guests in orbit as the agency extends efforts to commercialize spaceflight.

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NASA Stops Launch Rehearsal for Its Giant Moon Rocket

First a lightning storm, then problems with launch tower fans led to snags with a countdown and propellant loading intended as practice for the rocket’s launch.

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Imagine Another World. Now Imagine 5,000 More.

NASA recently announced that it had detected more than 5,000 exoplanets, so we asked astronomers, actors and an astronaut to share their favorite worlds orbiting distant stars.

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How to Watch a NASA Astronaut’s Return to Earth Tonight

Although the U.S. and Russia have halted cooperation in many areas over the invasion of Ukraine, they’ve continued to work together aboard the International Space Station.

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NASA Plans to Give SpaceX Some Company on the Moon

The agency will seek bids for future lunar landing spacecraft from companies other than SpaceX, which won the first contract to return American astronauts to the moon.

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How a Tiny Asteroid Strike May Save Earthlings From City-Killing Space Rocks

An asteroid hunter detected the small object two hours before it crashed into the sea near Greenland, a sign of the growing sophistication of NASA’s planetary defense system.

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Making a Camera for the James Webb Space Telescope

When the James Webb Space Telescope sent its first images to Earth, no one was more excited than Marcia J. Rieke, who oversaw the design and construction of its camera.

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Venus Shows Its Hot, Cloudy Side

The Parker Solar Probe captured images of a glowing red surface during flybys.

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On Mars, a NASA Rover and Helicopter’s Year of Surprise and Discovery

The past 12 months on Mars have been both “exciting” and “exhausting” for scientists and engineers minding Perseverance and Ingenuity. And the mission is only really getting started.

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James Webb Telescope Sends Home a Selfie and 18 Images of Starlight

The spacecraft recorded a series of images of a target star that will be used to help its mirrors prepare for scientific research.

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What Will Elon Musk Say? Watch SpaceX Starship Live Stream

The giant, gleaming spacecraft is being designed to carry NASA astronauts to the moon, as well as the dreams of Elon Musk’s space company.

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NASA-Funded Satellites Lost in Setback for Astra, a Small Rocket Launch Start-Up

The mission’s failure to reach orbit highlighted the challenges of breaking into the space business, especially for companies that are publicly traded on the stock market.

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With the James Webb Space Telescope, Humanity Did the Right Thing

Every person on Earth shares in the quest that the giant observatory will now begin.

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James Webb Telescope Arrives at Destination in Space: Updates and Video

The telescope’s safe arrival is a relief to scientists who plan to spend the next 10 or more years using it to study ancient galaxies.

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2021 Was Earth’s Fifth-Hottest Year, Scientists Say

The finding, by European researchers, fits a clear warming trend: The seven hottest years on record have been the past seven.

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The James Webb Telescope Finishes Deployment in Space

Everything is going great for the James Webb Space Telescope. So far.

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The James Webb Space Telescope Finishes Unfolding: How to Watch

While there are no cameras aboard the spacecraft, NASA is providing updates as the telescope deploys its mirrors. Here’s what you need to know.

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A Divided World United to Launch the James Webb Space Telescope

“I’ve always seen space as an area where we cooperate, through all the trying times,” said a professor who oversaw mission control for the global effort to launch a $10 billion telescope into space.

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You Don’t Need a Spaceship to Grow ‘Weird Little’ Martian Radishes

Scientists on this planet have worked out a variety of techniques to simulate the conditions of other worlds that are near and very far.

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NASA-Russia Alliance Is Shaken by Events on Planet Earth

The relationship between the nations’ space agencies is facing a series of difficult tests, including an antisatellite weapon and friction over Ukraine.

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Webb Telescope Launch: Date, Time and Livestream

Astronomers have been waiting eagerly for the beginning of the powerful space observatory’s mission, and on Christmas morning they may finally get their wish.

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How NASA’s Webb Telescope Overcame Loose Screws, Budgets and Clamps

Getting the James Webb Space Telescope to the launchpad has been a difficult journey that has taken decades.

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James Webb Space Telescope Launch Is Making Astronomers Very Anxious

The James Webb Space Telescope is endowed with the hopes and trepidations of a generation of astronomers.

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SpaceX Launches IXPE NASA Telescope for X-Ray Views of Universe

The IXPE spacecraft will use X-ray polarimetry to better measure black holes, supernovas and other astronomical phenomena.

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NASA Announces 10 New Astronaut Recruits

The recruits, selected from a pool of 12,000 applicants, will begin two years of training, and some of them may one day walk on the moon.

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As U.S. Hunts for Chinese Spies, University Scientists Warn of Backlash

A chilling effect has taken hold on American campuses, contributing to an outflow of academic talent that may hurt the United States while benefiting Beijing.

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NASA’s DART Mission Is Punching a Killer Asteroid to Save Humanity

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft, launched on Wednesday, could be the first to alter an asteroid’s path, a technique that may be used to defend the planet in the future.

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Watch NASA Launch DART, a Mission to Crash Into an Asteroid

An early morning liftoff kicks off DART, NASA’s first mission to test a spacecraft that could one day save Earth from a deadly space rock.

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The Hubble Telescope Checks In With the Most Distant Planets

The spacecraft’s farseeing eye once again sets its gaze on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

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Jessica Watkins Will Be First Black Woman to Join Space Station Crew

Jessica Watkins, who joined NASA’s astronaut corps in 2017, is scheduled to fly to the orbital outpost in a SpaceX capsule in April.

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Russia Acknowledges Antisatellite Missile Test

The test forced astronauts on the International Space Station to briefly take shelter in re-entry capsules.

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Russian Anti-Satellite Weapon Test Debris Forces Astronauts to Shelter

The State Department said the cloud of debris from the missile strike added more than 1,500 pieces of sizable space junk to Earth’s orbit.

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SpaceX Crew-3 Astronauts Dock With Space Station

The Crew Dragon capsule Endurance docked on Thursday with the orbital outpost, where the four crewmates will stay until April 2022.

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SpaceX to Launch NASA Crew-3 Astronauts: How to Watch

After bringing home another crew, SpaceX will launch four more people to the International Space Station in its Dragon capsule.

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NASA Moves Moon Landing Deadline Back to 2025

The space agency acknowledged that it cannot return astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024, a timeline set under President Trump.

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SpaceX Carries NASA Astronaut Mission Home With Safe Water Landing

The Crew-2 astronauts spent nearly 200 days in orbit, and their stay aboard the International Space Station was punctuated with surprises.

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SpaceX Mission: Watch NASA Astronauts Undock From the Space Station

Four crew members are scheduled to depart from the orbital outpost after about half a year in space. They will splash down near Florida on Monday.

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NASA’s Latest Breakthrough: ‘Best Space Tacos Yet’

For the first time, astronauts on the International Space Station cultivated chiles, adding some zing to their tacos.

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Blue Origin Loses Legal Fight Over SpaceX’s NASA Moon Contract

A federal judge rejected the argument by Jeff Bezos’ rocket company that NASA unfairly awarded a lunar lander contract to Elon Musk’s firm.

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A New 10-Year Plan for the Cosmos

On astronomers’ wish list for the next decade: two giant telescopes and a space telescope to search for life and habitable worlds beyond Earth.

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Satellites Could Help Track if Nations Keep Their Carbon Pledges

Scientists used satellite measurements of carbon dioxide to detect small atmospheric reductions over areas under coronavirus lockdowns. The approach could help track emissions more quickly in the future.

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Weather Delays SpaceX Launch of Crew-3 Astronauts for NASA

The four crew members, three Americans and one German, were originally scheduled to launch on Sunday.

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