Category Archives: Space

“China’s Chang’e-6 probe lifts off with samples from moon’s far side in historic first”

Hong Kong CNN  — China’s Chang’e-6 lunar probe departed from the far side of the moon on Tuesday, moving a step closer to completing an ambitious mission that underlines the country’s rise as a space superpower. In a symbolic moment before takeoff, … Continue reading

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Inaugural crewed launch of Boeing’s Starliner

After years of delays and a dizzying array of setbacks during test flights, Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is finally set to make its inaugural crewed launch. The mission is at last closing in on its historic astronaut launch attempt, with NASA … Continue reading

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Nasa’s Voyager-1 sends usable data from deep space

Voyager 1 is no longer spouting gibberish as the BBC announcer put it. This short interview with Dr. Jennifer Millard describes how it was done. This is the stuff of the real old school hackers who understood the elegant dance … Continue reading

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Starship reaches orbit

Starship has successfully launched and reached orbit a short time ago. I knew the launch was coming up, but this one caught me by surprise. I guess I was too busy watching the birds and squirrels in my little patch … Continue reading

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NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft is talking nonsense. Its friends on Earth are worried.

“Frankly, I’m very worried,” he says. Ever since mid-November, the Voyager 1 spacecraft has been sending messages back to Earth that don’t make any sense. It’s as if the aging spacecraft has suffered some kind of stroke that’s interfering with … Continue reading

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IM-1 lander enters lunar orbit

WASHINGTON — Intuitive Machines’ first lunar lander mission entered orbit around the moon Feb. 21, setting up a landing attempt in a day. The company announced on social media that the Nova-C lander, named Odysseus, performed a 408-second burn of … Continue reading

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Space Wars?

MDA, SDA Announce Upcoming Launch of the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor and Tranche 0 Satellites The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space Development Agency (SDA) announce the upcoming launch of six satellites into low-Earth orbit from Space Launch … Continue reading

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SpaceX and Axiom launch four European astronauts to the ISS

The first all-European commercial crew is on its way to the International Space Station after an early evening SpaceX launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Unlike a NASA mission, this one is paid for by Axiom Space, a Houston-based company … Continue reading

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First Commercial Moon Launch: Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1

In just a few short hours, the US will be embarking on a return to the Moon. The United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan rocket, due to launch at 02:18 EST (07:18 UTC) on Monday, 7 January, will carry a lunar lander … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s second Starship launch scheduled for 17 November

Friday (Nov. 17) is shaping up to be an exciting day for space fans. SpaceX plans to launch the second-ever test flight of its giant Starship rocket on Friday from Starbase, the company’s facility in far southern Texas. Liftoff is … Continue reading

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