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Watch live: Third all-female spacewalk focused on completing interrupted battery swap outs

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are preparing for a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk to replace aging solar array batteries. This will be the third all-female spacewalk in NASA history. The spacewalk is scheduled for 6:50 a.m. on Monday ET.......
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SpaceX readies Falcon 9 for second shot at Crew Dragon emergency escape test

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Keeping tabs on the weather, SpaceX engineers reset for a second attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on a test flight Sunday to prove the company’s Crew Dragon astronaut capsule can safely propel a crew to safety during......
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SpaceX delays dramatic in-flight abort test of Falcon 9 rocket to prove Crew Dragon is safe for astronauts

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a dramatic in-flight test of the emergency escape system built into the company’s Crew Dragon astronaut ferry ship was delayed 24 hours on Saturday because of high winds and rough......
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SpaceX stages dramatic in-flight abort test of Falcon 9 rocket to prove Crew Dragon is safe for astronauts – watch live stream

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here SpaceX and NASA prepared for the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday morning on a short-but-dramatic flight to prove the company’s Crew Dragon astronaut ferry ship can quickly propel a crew to safety in the event of a......
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Climate change: 2019 was second-hottest year on record, closing out hottest decade, NOAA reports

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The past 10 years were the warmest decade on record, closed out by the second-hottest year on record in 2019, according to an annual global climate report released today by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or......
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Second all-female spacewalk at International Space Station today — watch live stream

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here After an exceptionally busy few months in space, astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are making history’s second all-female spacewalk Wednesday. They’re restarting interrupted work to replace a set of aging solar array batteries in the International Space Station’s......
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Australia fires: NASA says smoke from Australian wildfires will circle the entire world

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The wildfires in Australia have caused “unprecedented” conditions that will effect the entire world, according to NASA. The space agency has released satellite images that show smoke from the fires moving around the globe.  “The smoke is expected to make at least one full circuit around the globe, returning once......
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New planet TOI 1338 b discovered by 17-year-old NASA intern Wolf Cukier

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NASA’s planet hunter satellite TESS has discovered an exoplanet orbiting two stars instead of one — and it was identified by a high school intern. The announcement of the circumbinary planet prompted comparisons with Luke Skywalker’s home world of Tatooine in the “Star Wars” movie series, with its bewitching double......
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Quadrantids meteor shower: The first major meteor shower of 2020 will light up the sky this weekend. Here’s how to watch.

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One of the shortest and strongest meteor showers of the year will streak across the night sky this weekend, marking the first major meteor shower of 2020. The Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to peak Friday night into Saturday morning.  What are the Quadrantids?  The Quadrantid meteor shower occurs every......
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Christina Koch, NASA astronaut, sets new record for longest single space flight by a woman – CBS News interview

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Astronaut Christina Koch, launched to the International Space Station on March 15, marks her 288th day in space Saturday, breaking retired astronaut Peggy Whitson’s world record for the longest single space flight by a woman. Along the way, Koch has participated in four spacewalks, joining astronaut Jessica Meir for history’s first......
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Boeing Starliner launch: Glitch rules out docking with space station; NASA orders early landing at White Sands in New Mexico

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket boosted a Boeing Starliner capsule into orbit Friday for a long-awaited unpiloted test flight, but an on-board timing glitch prevented a thruster firing needed to set up a rendezvous with the International Space Station. Due to the problems, the Starliner will not dock......
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Boeing Starliner descends to picture-perfect New Mexico landing after shortened mission

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Boeing’s unpiloted Starliner crew transport capsule plunged to an on-target touchdown in New Mexico Sunday, bringing an early end to a partially successful maiden flight marred by a timing glitch that derailed a planned rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station. But the capsule’s flawless launch atop a United......
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Boeing Starliner set for Sunday landing after shortened test flight

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Despite a pre-launch timing glitch that derailed plans to dock with the International Space Station, Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft was on track Saturday for an earlier-than-planned New Mexico landing Sunday to close out a problematic but partially successful maiden flight, engineers said Saturday. If all goes well, the Starliner’s braking rockets......
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Boeing Starliner glitch rules out docking with space station; NASA orders early landing at White Sands in New Mexico

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket boosted a Boeing Starliner capsule into orbit Friday for a long-awaited unpiloted test flight, but an on-board timing glitch prevented a thruster firing needed to set up a rendezvous with the International Space Station. Due to the problems, the Starliner will not dock......
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Boeing Starliner launch: Watch live NASA test flight to pave way to send astronaut to International Space Station

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Watch the Boeing Starliner launch in the video player above when it happens — scheduled for 6:36 a.m. EST Friday. Launch of Boeing’s Starliner capsule on an unpiloted test flight Friday morning marks a major milestone in NASA’s push to end the agency’s reliance on Russian Soyuz spacecraft for transportation......
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Boeing Starliner ready for historic test flight to space station

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Boeing’s Starliner capsule, carrying an instrumented astronaut test dummy nicknamed “Rosie,” is on track for launch Friday on an unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station, mission managers said Tuesday. The flight is a major milestone in NASA’s push to resume launching U.S. crews from American soil. The CST-100......
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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

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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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SpaceX launch today: Falcon 9 rocket launches with communications satellite on board

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a communications satellite for mobile and broadband service over the Asia-Pacific region blasted off from Cape Canaveral and vaulted into space Monday, just 11 days after another Falcon 9 took off from the same pad on a supply run to the International Space Station.......

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