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NASA Scores First-Ever Rocket Launch From A Commercial Site Outside US

It is the first NASA rocket to launch from Australia since 1995. Sydney: NASA’s first-ever launch from a commercial site outside of the United States blasted off from Australia’s Outback late Sunday, in a “historic” moment for the country’s space industry. In the first of three planned launches from the Arnhem Space Center, the rocket, …

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NASA Astronaut Drifted in Space Completely Untethered in ‘Terrifying’ Moment

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) often hits headlines for its unique social media uploads. A photo of astronaut Bruce McCandless II taken almost four decades ago, in February 1984, has caught everyone’s attention. In the now-viral photo, Bruce McCandless II can be seen floating completely untethered in space away from the safety of …

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NASA’s InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

InSight’s Final Selfie: NASA’s InSight Mars lander took this final selfie on April 24, 2022, the 1,211th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The lander is covered with far more dust than it was in its first selfie, taken in December 2018, not long after landing – or in its second selfie, composed of …

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Mars Rover Perseverance Spots Thermal Blanket Detritus on Surface of Planet

Without having ever landed a person on the surface of the red planet, humanity has found a way to pollute it. On Wednesday, NASA reported that its rover Perseverance had spotted “something unexpected” —human garbage on Mars. A tweet shared by the rover team showed a small, silvery piece of foil wedged between two rocks …

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