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ISS astronaut captures mind-blowing video of Comet Neowise soaring past Earth

NYPost
A huge comet fizzing past Earth has been captured in dramatic footage recorded from the International Space Station. Posted to social media on Tuesday, the timelapse video shows the icy object Neowise trailed by its dazzling white tail. Viewers may be forgiven for thinking the comet is heading towards Earth......
New York Post

Bottled space fragrance created by ex-NASA genius

NYPost
IF you’ve ever wondered what space smells like then this new perfume might just provide the answer. It’s being created as part of a Kickstarter project with the help of an ex NASA scientist. The fragrance is called ‘Eau de Space’. According to CNN, product manager Matt Richmond revealed it’s......
CBS US News

Astronauts gear up for Friday spacewalk amid planning for Crew Dragon return

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Space station commander Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken plan to float outside Friday for the first of up to four spacewalks needed to complete the replacement of aging batteries in the lab’s solar power system. NASA managers hope to......
CNBC Business

Shares of Virgin Galactic surge after announcement that it will train astronauts for NASA

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft outside Spaceport America in New Mexico. Virgin Galactic Shares of Virgin Galactic shares jumped Monday after it signed an agreement with NASA that will allow the space tourism venture to train astronauts for trips to the International Space......
History

Smithsonian Curators Help Rescue the Truth From These Popular Myths | At the Smithsonian

Smithsonian
Hollywood can’t resist depicting Dolley Madison saving a portrait of George Washington from the British army. Museum visitors love to gobble up the sticky confection known as astronaut ice cream, and Plymouth Rock has become a symbol of the national narrative, but like everything else, it’s complicated. Like a game......
History

What Bird Lays the Biggest Eggs Compared to Its Body Size? Where Does ‘Lame Duck’ Come From? And More Questions From Our Readers | At the Smithsonian

Smithsonian
Q: I’ve read that ostriches lay the biggest eggs. But what land bird lays the biggest egg for its body size? — Matthew Chase | Washington, D.C. That would be the North Island brown kiwi, says Kathy Brader, senior bird keeper at the National Zoo, which in 1975 bred the......

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