South Korea Launch Scouts the Moon, With More Missions to Come

The Danuri spacecraft, which launched on Thursday, aims to provide a lunar scientific bounty while preparing the country’s small space program for future exploration.

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A Large Object Landed on His Sheep Farm. It Came From Space.

“It’s not something you see every day on a sheep farm,” a farmer said of the pieces of debris that wound up in rural Australia. They are thought to be from a SpaceX spacecraft.

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How to Watch South Korea’s First Moon Launch

The Danuri mission, lifting off on a SpaceX rocket, will help to study the moon’s magnetic field and some of its coldest and darkest places.

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Should You Worry About Debris From China’s Big Rocket Booster?

To launch part of its space station to orbit, China used a large rocket that cannot control its atmospheric re-entry. It is the third time such a rocket has been used.

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NASA Will Send More Helicopters to Mars

Instead of sending another rover to help retrieve rock and dirt samples from the red planet and bring them to Earth, the agency will provide the helicopters as a backup option.

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China Set to Launch Space Station Module With Unknown Landing

The Wentian module, the second part of the Tiangong orbital outpost, requires using a massive launcher that has twice conducted uncontrolled re-entries into Earth’s atmosphere.

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Private Mars Landing Mission Aims to Beat SpaceX

Relativity Space, which could launch its first rocket soon, and Impulse Space, founded by a SpaceX veteran, optimistically say that together they can reach the red planet a few years from now.

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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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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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How to Watch the Rocket Lab Launch Today

If Rocket Lab can snatch its spent rocket booster from the sky and then reuse it for another orbital launch, it will pull off something so far achieved only by Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

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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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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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Space Tourism Isn’t Just Joyriding

Having rich guys like Jeff Bezos in orbit can make space travel routine and help all of us dream big.

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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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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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Russia’s Loss of Rocket Launch Business Becomes SpaceX’s Gain

OneWeb, a British satellite internet company, turned to SpaceX’s rockets after canceling launches with Russia’s Soyuz vehicle over the invasion of Ukraine.

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Pete Davidson No Longer Going to Space, Blue Origin Says

According to the company, the comedian is “no longer able to join” its coming mission. It was unclear whether another celebrity would take his seat.

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Pete Davidson to Join Next Blue Origin Space Flight

The “Saturday Night Live’’ comedian will be one of six passengers to fly to the edge of space this month with Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos.

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Dreaming of Suitcases in Space

A California start-up company believes it can one day speed delivery of important items by storing them in orbit.

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Russia’s Space Isolation Grows as OneWeb Cancels Launch

OneWeb, a British satellite maker, canceled launches reliant on Russia, which also announced it would cease selling rocket engines to American companies.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #northrop-grumman-corporation, #oneweb-inc, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #roscosmos, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #satellites, #soyuz-project, #space-and-astronomy, #united-launch-alliance

China Not SpaceX May Be Source of Rocket Crashing Into Moon

The developer of astronomy software who said that Elon Musk’s company would cause a new crater on the moon says that he “had really gotten it wrong.”

#china, #moon, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

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.

#astra-space-inc, #florida, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #satellites, #space-and-astronomy, #start-ups

SpaceX Rocket Part to Crash Into Moon 7 Years After Launch

The four-ton piece of the rocket hasn’t been heard from since it launched an American satellite called DSCOVR. It could make a 65-foot crater on the far side of the moon.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #moon, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

Japanese Company Joins March Back to the Moon in 2022

Before the end of the year, ispace aims to place a lander with two small rovers on the lunar surface. It may find other visitors have also made the trip this year.

#ispace-inc, #japan, #japan-aerospace-exploration-agency, #moon, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #united-arab-emirates

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.

#james-webb-space-telescope, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies, #telescopes-and-observatories

Big Rockets, Massive Asteroids and More Space Highlights for 2022

Here’s a look at what may be launching in the year to come.

#planets, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-stations, #tiangong-space-program

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.

#anxiety-and-stress, #engineering-and-engineers, #james-webb-space-telescope, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy

Jeff Bezos Is Getting Astronaut Wings. But Soon, the F.A.A. Won’t Award Them.

Starting in January, space tourists will not receive a participation trophy for flying to space. But everyone will be on the honor roll.

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Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese Billionaire, Arrives at Space Station

Yusaku Maezawa, the founder of the clothing retailer Zozo, will spend 12 days in orbit with a production assistant who will document his stay.

#international-space-station, #japan, #maezawa-yusaku, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #russia, #soyuz-project, #space-adventures, #space-and-astronomy

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.

#asteroids, #didymos, #dimorphos, #double-asteroid-redirect-test, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy

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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Will Indonesia Edge Its Way into the Space Race?

An Indigenous clan fears it will lose its place in the world as the government pursues a quest to open a spaceport and lure the billionaire SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

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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 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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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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NASA Planning Moon Launch in 2022

A flight of the Space Launch System and Orion capsule without astronauts aboard is planned for early next year, a first, long-delayed step toward returning astronauts to the moon’s surface.

#artemis-program, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Dying Satellite, Not U.F.O. or Meteor, Likely Caused Midwest Fireball

The fiery trail astonished viewers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, but a Russian military spacecraft was the probable source.

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Boeing Deepens NASA Starliner Probe, Prompting More Delays

The Starliner capsule for NASA crews is now unlikely to have another orbital flight test until the middle of next year.

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Space Station Emergency Prompted by Russian Thruster Firing

While the astronauts were said to not be in any danger, it was the second such incident since July.

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Why NASA Is Launching a Robotic Archaeologist Named Lucy

In a vast odyssey across the solar system, the mission will study asteroids known as Trojans that may contain secrets of how the planets ended up in their current orbits.

#asteroids, #lucy, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #planets, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy

In a Blue Origin Rocket, William Shatner Finally Goes to Space

The actor who played Captain Kirk played the role of pitchman for Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company at a time that it is facing a number of workplace and business difficulties.

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How to Watch William Shatner Launch to Space on Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos’ rocket company will launch the man who played Captain Kirk along with three other passengers on a short up and down flight to the edge of space.

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Sometimes Life Imitates Art. William Shatner Is Headed To Space With Blue Origin.

Next week, in a thoroughly modern blurring of reality and fiction, William Shatner will soar to space with Blue Origin. Do you care?

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Russian Film Crew Has Arrived at Space Station: Live Updates

An actress and a director traveled to the International Space Station, aiming to shoot scenes from the first feature film made in orbit.

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Russia to Send Film Crew to Space: Time and Livestream Details

An actress and a director will head to the International Space Station, aiming to shoot scenes from the first feature film to rely on scenes shot in orbit.

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Accused of Toxic Culture and Safety Issues

Blue Origin launched the Amazon founder to the edge of space in July and has another flight planned in October, but the company has experienced other setbacks this year.

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The Moon Crater Where NASA Will Send Its Viper Rover

The agency picked the Nobile crater near the lunar south pole to seek frozen water that will be essential to future astronaut missions.

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