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Northrop Grumman Antares rocket boosts cargo ship into orbit to the International Space Station

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Running nearly a week late, a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket finally thundered away from Virginia’s Eastern Shore on Saturday, lifting a Cygnus cargo ship into orbit for a three-day flight to the International Space Station. The rocket’s Russian-built RD-181......
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Mysterious deep space object sending signals to Earth every 16 days

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here A mysterious object 500 million light-years away has baffled scientists after transmitting signals that hit Earth every 16 days. Scientists do not know what is causing the phenomenon, but it is being recognized as the first reliable pattern......
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NASA scientists planning Mars 2020 mission say this planet could hold answers about Earth

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Scientists say Venus may hold important insights into some of humanity’s biggest challenges. As NASA gears up for its Mars 2020 mission, CBS News’ Jeff Glor spoke to some who are looking to Earth’s mysterious neighbor. Venus is relatively......
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Spacewalk to give $2 billion cosmic ray detector a new lease on life

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Installing new coolant pumps in a $2 billion cosmic ray detector aboard the International Space Station has required three complex spacewalks — a job rivaling the epic work to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. A fourth excursion Saturday aims......
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Space mission to reveal ‘Truths’ about climate change

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Image copyright UKSA/NPL Image caption Artwork: Truths will work with other satellites to calibrate and validate their observations The UK is going to lead a space mission to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth’s surface. The information will be used to calibrate the observations of other......
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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 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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Supermassive black hole: Strange objects found orbiting Milky Way galaxy’s Sagittarius A*, study says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, is always up to something unusual. Now, astronomers have spotted strange new objects close by — and they aren’t quite sure what they are. Using 13......
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Aeolus: Weather forecasts start using space laser data

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Image copyright ESA Image caption Artwork: Aeolus circles the Earth at an altitude of 320km Europe’s novel wind-measuring satellite, Aeolus, has reached a key milestone in its mission. The space laser’s data is now being used in operational weather forecasts. Aeolus monitors the wind by firing an ultraviolet beam down......
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New research finds Jupiter is flinging asteroids at Earth

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Jupiter is being accused of actively flinging dangerous objects into the inner solar system that could impact Earth. Some space experts believe the huge planet protects Earth from comets and asteroids but new research has suggested that it......
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SpaceX launch today: 60 Starlink satellites sent into low-Earth orbit — latest updates

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Starlink Mission by SpaceX on YouTube SpaceX launched a third batch of 60 Starlink internet relay satellites Monday evening and this time, one of the satellites sported an experimental coating intended to make it less reflective and, company engineers hope, less disruptive to sensitive astronomical observations. The eventual Starlink constellation......
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Images from space show extent of Australia’s bushfire crisis

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here The raging bushfires that have destroyed millions of acres of Australian land, killed “thousands of koalas” and perhaps as many as 500 million animals are so devastating they can be seen from space. The Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology......
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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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