Category Archives: Space

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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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe returning tomorrow

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will pass Earth this weekend, returning a sample gathered from the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu on Sunday (Sept. 24). Fingers crossed that space enthusiasts may be able to watch the first part of this historic sample return mission  … Continue reading

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Russia and India Are Racing to Put Landers on the Moon

Robotic spacecraft from both countries are aiming to touch down on the moon’s southern hemisphere, as one’s space program waxes and the other wanes. Move over, USA and China: Humankind is about to witness robotic moon landing attempts by Russia … Continue reading

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“Luna 25 launch, Russia’s 1st Moon mission in 47 years!” 

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A rocket carrying a lunar landing craft blasted off Friday on Russia’s first moon mission in nearly 50 years, racing to land on Earth’s satellite ahead of an Indian spacecraft. The launch from Russia’s Vostochny spaceport … Continue reading

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“NASA Mission Update: Voyager 2 Communications Pause”

UPDATE, Aug. 4, 2023: NASA has reestablished full communications with Voyager 2. The agency’s Deep Space Network facility in Canberra, Australia, sent the equivalent of an interstellar “shout” more than 12.3 billion miles (19.9 billion kilometers) to Voyager 2, instructing … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Congressional hearings on UAPs

Juicy elements ducked, and plenty of questions remain “We are not bringing little green men or flying saucers into the hearing. Sorry to disappoint y’all,” opened Republican Congressman Tim Burchett of Tennessee at the start of this hearing in his … Continue reading

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India launches historic Chandrayaan-3 moon-landing mission

India has embarked on its latest ambitious voyage to the moon. A Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (LVM3) rocket topped with the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on the coastal island of Sriharikota today (July 14) at … Continue reading

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Euclid Space Telescope launched today

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX rocket launched a new space telescope into orbit Saturday (July 1) on a mission to map the “dark universe” like never before.  The European Space Agency observatory, called Euclid, soared to space today aboard … Continue reading

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“SpaceX Ax-2 private astronaut mission is ‘go’ for May 21 launch”

The second-ever private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS) remains on track to lift off this weekend. NASA, SpaceX and Houston company Axiom Space held a flight readiness review (FRR) today (May 15) for the Ax-2 mission, which … Continue reading

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What’s next for Starship and Super Heavy booster?

Musk didn’t wait long to bounce back. He has thus just announced that SpaceX will attempt a new Starship orbital flight in two months at the latest, which means no later than the third week of June. He made the … Continue reading

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