NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Takes Second Flight

The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity flew higher and longer in its second flight on Mars.

#engineering-and-engineers, #helicopters, #jet-propulsion-laboratory, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

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The Science of Climate Change Explained

Definitive answers to the big questions.

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NASA Mars Helicopter’s Flight: Livestream, Date and Time

The experimental Ingenuity vehicle is expected to complete a short but historic up-and-down flight on Monday morning.

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NASA Awards SpaceX $2.9 Billion to Build Moon Lander

Elon Musk’s company bested Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and others in the contest to carry American astronauts to the lunar surface.

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Young Migrants Crowd Shelters, Posing Test for Biden

The administration is under intensifying pressure to expand its capacity to care for as many as 35,000 unaccompanied minors, part of a wave of people crossing the border.

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A 5 O’Clock Shuttle to Mars?

Diana Trujillo, a NASA flight director, discusses the future of space travel and the search for signs of life on the red planet.

#mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy, #trujillo-diana

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An Astronaut’s Heart Shrank From Space Travel, Study Finds

After almost a year in space, Scott Kelly’s heart diminished, but he remained reasonably fit.

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Glynn S. Lunney Dies at 84; Oversaw NASA Flights From Mission Control

He was hailed for leading the rescue of Apollo 13 astronauts when their spacecraft was rocked by an explosion en route to the moon, and for helping guide them home.

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A Biden Administration Strategy: Send In the Scientists

Gavin Schmidt, a leading climate scientist, will fill a newly created job of climate adviser to NASA, in a prominent example of Biden’s pledge to focus on climate policy.

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Prepares for Its First Flight Date

The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity traveled to the red planet with the Perseverance rover, which is also preparing for its main science mission.

#helicopters, #ingenuity, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

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Biden Nominates Bill Nelson to Lead NASA

Bill Nelson flew on a space shuttle in 1986 and lost re-election for a fourth Senate term in 2018. Some space advocates fear his approach to the agency could take it backward.

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Watch NASA Test Its Giant New S.L.S. Moon Rocket

A test earlier this year of the Space Launch System core stage was marred by errors, so the agency will conduct a do-over.

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The Space Launch System: NASA’s Last Rocket

The United States is unlikely to build anything like the Space Launch System ever again. But it’s still good that NASA did.

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Allan McDonald Dies at 83; Tried to Stop the Challenger Launch

An engineer for the maker of the shuttle’s booster rockets, he opposed letting it take off, worried that cold weather might affect them. He was right.

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Once Upon a Time on Mars

A dune buggy is about to set off on behalf of its human owners to fulfill a primordial yearning.

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How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

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How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

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NASA’s Mars Parachute Had a Hidden Code. Meet the People Who Cracked It.

Engineers hinted they had hidden a code in the parachute that landed the Perseverance rover. Within hours, puzzle enthusiasts cracked it.

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Watch Video From NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars

Since arriving safely on Thursday, the spacecraft has been steadily transmitting visual files and other data back to Earth.

#mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars to Renew Search for Extinct Life

Perseverance’s arrival extends the successful U.S. landing record on the planet, and brings sophisticated tools to the hunt for alien life.

#helicopters, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy

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NASA’s Mars Rover Landing: Launch Time, Streaming and Details

The Perseverance rover will attempt to touch down in one piece on Thursday. Here’s what you need to know.

#mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy

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NASA Will Listen for Thumps on Mars From Perseverance Rover’s Arrival

Parts of the new visitor will make large impacts that could be picked up by the InSight spacecraft’s seismometer.

#earthquakes, #geology, #mars-planet, #mars-insight-spacecraft, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

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Earth to Voyager 2: After a Year in the Darkness, We Can Talk to You Again

NASA’s sole means of sending commands to the distant space probe, launched 44 years ago, is being restored on Friday.

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Millie Hughes-Fulford, NASA Shuttle Scientist, Dies at 75

As the space agency’s first female payload specialist, she conducted experiments about the impact of weightlessness on astronauts’ immune systems and loss of bone mass.

#columbia-space-shuttle, #deaths-obituaries, #hughes-fulford-millie, #immune-system, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #space-and-astronomy, #women-and-girls

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The Webb Telescope, NASA’s Golden Surfer, Is Almost Ready, Again

After decades of fits and starts, the multibillion dollar successor to the Hubble telescope is expected to launch as soon as this fall.

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To Get on This SpaceX Flight, You Don’t Have to Be Rich, Just Lucky

Jared Isaacman, 37-year-old founder of Shift4 Payments, is chartering a trip to orbit and raffling a seat to a random winner to raise money for childhood cancer research.

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How Space Became the Next ‘Great Power’ Contest Between the U.S. and China

The Biden administration faces not only waves of Chinese antisatellite weapons but a history of jumbled responses to the intensifying threat.

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George Carruthers, Whose Telescopes Explored Space, Dies at 81

At a time when there were few other Black astrophysicists, he developed a telescopic device that went to the moon on Apollo 16.

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NASA’s Decision for S.L.S. Moon Rocket: Test Again, or Prepare for Launch?

The booster of the Space Launch System was in good condition after a test was cut short, officials said.

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NASA’s SLS Rocket to the Moon Faces Setback After Test

An ground ignition of the engines of the Space Launch System was halted after only about a minute.

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NASA’s Space Launch System Hot-Fire Test: When to Watch

Before NASA’s giant Space Launch System can go to the moon, it needs to ignite its engine in a “hot fire” stationary test.

#moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy

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Missions to Mars, the Moon and Beyond Await Earth in 2021

Here’s a preview of what to expect in space and astronomy in the year to come.

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Christmas Star 2020: The ‘Great’ Saturn and Jupiter Conjunction

A celestial meet-cute will unfold before our eyes on Monday. Here’s why you should be excited about that.

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China Moon Mission Brings Lunar Rocks to Earth, and New Competition to Space

The Chang’e-5 mission’s success highlights the progress of China’s space program, and growing rivalry with the United States.

#china, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #science-and-technology, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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NASA Picks Artemis Astronauts for Moon Training

Among the group are astronauts who could be the first woman on the moon.

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SpaceX’s ‘Resilience’ Lifts 4 Astronauts Into NASA’s New Era of Spaceflight

The crew will spend some 27 hours in a capsule built by the private company before docking with the space station Monday night.

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Looking for Another Earth? Here Are 300 Million, Maybe

A new analysis of data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft increases the number of habitable exoplanets thought to exist in this galaxy.

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Many firsts for women in a very male orbit.

Women have accomplished a great deal on the space station, when they’ve been there.

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Home Sweet Home in Orbit

A visual tour of the International Space Station, humanity’s high-tech home in the sky.

#earth, #international-space-station, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #photography, #space-and-astronomy, #space-stations, #your-feed-science

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How the Space Station Became a Base to Launch Humanity’s Future

Once derided as a poster child for government waste, the outpost in orbit is now seen as a linchpin for future economic activity in space.

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A new window that forever changed our view of Earth.

Many of the greatest images you’ve seen from the space station were made in the cupola.

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NASA’s Asteroid Mission Packs Away Its Cargo. Next Stop: Earth.

The OSIRIS-REX spacecraft stowed the rock and dust it collected from Bennu, setting itself up to return the sample to our planet.

#asteroids, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #space-and-astronomy

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There’s a Blue Moon on Halloween

Halloween will be the first blue moon visible in every time zone since 1944. Might be good to charge those crystals!

#astrology, #halloween, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #seasons-and-months, #social-media, #twitter

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There’s Water and Ice on the Moon, and in More Places Than NASA Once Thought

Future astronauts seeking water on the moon may not need to go into the most treacherous craters in its polar regions to find it.

#ice, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #nature-astronomy-journal, #research, #space-and-astronomy, #telescopes-and-observatories, #water

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NASA OSIRIS-REX Mission Springs Leak After Touching Asteroid

The OSIRIS-REX spacecraft collected rock and dirt samples from Bennu, but it appears to be losing some of what it grabbed.

#asteroids, #engineering-and-engineers, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #osiris-rex, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy

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Video Shows NASA’s OSIRIS-REX Mission Crunch Asteroid Bennu

The spacecraft succeeded in pogo-sticking off the space rock, hinting that it may have been able to capture a large sample to bring back to Earth.

#asteroids, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #osiris-rex, #solar-system

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When to Watch NASA’s OSIRIS-REX Mission to Bennu Asteroid

The spacecraft will attempt to suck up rocks and dirt from the asteroid, which could unlock secrets of the solar system and could aid humanity’s ability to divert one that might slam into Earth.

#asteroids, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #osiris-rex, #solar-system

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A Solar Forecast With Good News for Civilization as We Know It

Space weather experts believe the sun has entered a new sunspot cycle, and expect it to be a relatively quiet one.

#national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #research, #space-and-astronomy, #sun

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Missions to Venus: Highlights From History, and When We May Go Back

Much visited in an earlier era of space exploration, the planet has been overlooked in recent decades.

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Brazil Pantanal Scorched by Fires

The blazes in Brazil, often intentionally set, have scorched a record-setting 10 percent of the Pantanal, one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet.

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