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NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

The satellite will reveal new insights into the ice in the deep interior of Antarctica

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UAE announces first astronauts to go to space

The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station, Dubai’s ruler said Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum named the new astronauts as Hazza al-Mansouri, 34, and 37-year-old Sultan al-Neyadi. Writing on Twitter, he said the duo “raise the bar of ambitions for future…

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Neil Armstrong film accused of being unpatriotic

The critics of the film include failed presidential candidate and Republican senator Marco Rubio

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Space station reports ‘leak’, crew not in danger

NASA confirmed the problem, saying it consisted of a “minute pressure leak” and that the crew was repairing it.

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NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx took the first picture of asteroid Bennu after approaching the cosmic body

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Scientists confirm ice exists at Moon’s poles

Scientists say they have confirmed the existence of ice on the Moon’s surface for the first time, a discovery that could one day help humans survive there. Signs of ice on the Moon have been reported by scientists for years, but previous observations could have been explained by other phenomena, such as unusually reflective lunar…

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NASA launches first mission to ‘touch Sun’

NASA on Sunday blasted off its first-ever spaceship to explore the Sun, the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe, on a strategic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms. The launch of the car-sized probe aboard a massive Delta IV-Heavy rocket lit the night sky at Cape Canaveral, Florida at…

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NASA counts down to launch of first spacecraft to ‘touch Sun’

NASA counted down Friday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun’s sizzling atmosphere and become humanity’s first mission to explore a star

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NASA poised to launch first Sun-skimming spaceship

NASA is poised to launch a $1.5 billion spacecraft on a brutally hot journey toward the Sun, offering scientists the closest-ever view of our strange and mysterious star. After the Parker Solar Probe blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 11, it will become the first spacecraft ever to fly through the Sun’s scorching…

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Blood Moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century

A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth’s shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

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NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun’s scorching atmosphere

NASA is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured, enduring wicked heat while zooming through the solar corona to study this outermost part of the stellar atmosphere that gives rise to the solar wind.

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NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

The US space agency said Friday it plans to launch the first-ever helicopter to Mars in 2020, a miniature, unmanned drone-like chopper that could boost our understanding of the Red Planet. Known simply as “The Mars Helicopter,” the device weighs less than four pounds (1.8 kilograms), and its main body section, or fuselage, is about…

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NASA programme to track greenhouse gas is canceled

A NASA programme that cost $10 million per year to track carbon and methane, key greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, has been cancelled, a US space agency spokesman said Thursday. The end of the programme — called the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) — which tracked sources and sinks for carbon and made high-resolution…

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The challenge of growing plants in space

It’s not easy having a green thumb in space. Without gravity, seeds can float away. Water doesn’t pour, but globs up and may drown the roots. And artificial lights and fans must be rigged just right to replicate the sun and wind. But NASA has decided that gardening in space will be crucial for the…

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Who cancelled NASA program to track greenhouse gas?

A NASA program that cost $10 million per year to track carbon and methane, key greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, has been cancelled, a US space agency spokesman said. The end of the program — called the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) — which tracked sources and sinks for carbon and made high-resolution models…

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NASA blasts off Mars-bound spaceship to study quakes

  NASA on Saturday launched its latest Mars lander, called InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for “Marsquakes” ahead of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet. “Three, two, one, liftoff!” said a NASA commentator as the unmanned spacecraft blasted off on a dark, foggy morning atop an Atlas V rocket…

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NASA’s new planet-hunter to seek closer, Earth-like worlds

NASA is poised to launch a $337 million washing machine-sized spacecraft that aims to vastly expand mankind’s search for planets beyond our solar system, particularly closer, Earth-sized ones that might harbor life, reported AFP. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, is scheduled to launch Monday at 6:32 pm (2232 GMT) atop a SpaceX Falcon…

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First-ever space hotel to launch in 2021

CALIFORNIA, United States: A new destination is soon to become accessible for holidaymakers – a luxury hotel in space. The dream will come true with launch of this first space hotel in 2021. US-based Orion Span company announced the launch of ‘Aurora Station’ at the Space 2.0 Summit in San Jose, California on April 5….

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SpaceX launches cargo to space station using recycled rocket, spaceship

TAMPA: SpaceX blasted off a load of supplies Monday for the International Space Station aboard a rocket and a cargo ship that have both flown before, marking the second such flight for the California-based company. “Falcon 9 is on its way,” a SpaceX commentator said as the white rocket surged skyward over Cape Canaveral, Florida…

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US wants to privatize International Space Station: report

Could the International Space Station become a commercial venture run by private industry?  That is the wish of the White House, which hopes to end funding for the costly program within a few years, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The US plan, the paper said, involves privatizing the ISS, a low-orbit space station piloted by…

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All you need to know about the amazing Super Blue Blood Moon…

The Super Blood Blue Moon is an amazing phenomenon that has occurred after 152 years and is driving the whole world crazy.  In case you’re a little confused as to what exactly is a Supermoon, or a Blood Moon or a Blue Moon, here’s all you need to know.

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