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NASA Lands A Spacecraft On An Asteroid 200 Million Miles Away, Shares Footage From The 6-Second Mission

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NASA has just released the first batch of images from OSIRIS-REx, showing an explosive impact on the potentially hazardous asteroid known as Bennu. The well-preserved ancient asteroid is currently more than 200 million miles (321 million kilometers) from Earth. Bennu offers scientists a window into the early solar system as......
BBC USA

Celebrations as Nasa probe ‘high-fives’ asteroid

BBC
Nasa scientists cheered as their spacecraft, Osiris-Rex, successfully touched down on Asteroid Bennu to collect rocks and dirt from the surface, to bring back to Earth. The meticulously planned move, which lasted just a few seconds had been planned for many months. “The team is exuberant; emotions are high; everyone......
CNBC Business

NASA spacecraft OSIRIS-REx touches the asteroid Bennu in historic attempt to return samples

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A rendering of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. NASA A NASA spacecraft on Tuesday touched the surface of the asteroid Bennu, in a mission that aims to return rocky pieces for examination on Earth in 2023. “Touchdown declared,” NASA said on a......
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NASA attempts first ever mission to retrieve sample from asteroid

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A NASA spacecraft will make a daring attempt on Tuesday afternoon to collect a sample from an asteroid, and then bring it back to Earth. If successful, this would be the space agency’s largest return of extraterrestrial material since......
CNBC Business

NASA is launching a 4G mobile network on the moon

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Night time photograph of a waxing gibbous Moon, taken on November 14, 2013. Chris Rutter | Digital Camera Magazine | Getty Images LONDON — Just as 5G arrives on planet Earth, its predecessor is heading to the moon. NASA has......
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Soyuz flight to space station sets stage for NASA transition to U.S. crew ships

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here In a mission marking the end of an era, NASA astronaut and former virus hunter Kate Rubins, using NASA’s last currently contracted seat on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, rocketed into orbit Wednesday with two cosmonaut crewmates on a record-setting......
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“I’m pretty jazzed about this”: NASA expert identifies mystery object once thought an asteroid

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The jig may be up for an “asteroid” that’s expected to get nabbed by Earth’s gravity and become a mini moon next month. Instead of a cosmic rock, the newly discovered object appears to be an old rocket from......
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NASA making 2nd attempt to launch $23 million female-friendly toilet to International Space Station

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Northrop Grumman readied for a second launch try Friday evening to send four tons of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station, including a female-friendly $23 million space toilet. The first attempt to launch the Cygnus space station......
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NASA targeting Halloween for next SpaceX Crew Dragon astronaut launch

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here NASA now plans to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on October 31, a Halloween flight that will mark the first operational use of the capsule following a successful piloted test......
TMZ.com

NASA Launching $23 Million Toilet to International Space Station

TMZ
Astronauts will very soon be taking a crap in a toilet that costs a whopping $23 million. Science, baby. NASA’s set to launch nearly 8,000 pounds of supplies Tuesday from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to the International Space Station … and the cargo will include the Universal Waste......
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Full funding required for planned 2024 moon landing, NASA chief says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here NASA remains committed to sending astronauts to the south pole of the moon by the end of 2024, but meeting that ambitious target will require Congress to fully fund development of a new moon lander in the agency’s fiscal......
History

How NASA Marketed Its Space Program With Fantastical Depictions of the Future

Smithsonian
Long before scientists and engineers could send astronauts into space, they had to convince the public—and the officials who would fund these first forays—that such a wild undertaking was possible. “You couldn’t just say, ‘We’re going to build rockets,’ and ask people to believe it—you really had to show them......
KHN

Inside the Race to Build a Better $500 Emergency Ventilator

KHN
This story also ran on Wired. This story can be republished for free (details). As the coronavirus crisis lit up this spring, headlines about how the U.S. could innovate its way out of a pending ventilator shortage landed almost as hard and fast as the pandemic itself. The New Yorker......

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