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Expedition 65 crew boards International Space Station

The Expedition 65 crew members boarded the International Space Station (ISS) Friday morning. Traveling aboard the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov blasted off from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan at 3:42 a.m. ET. NASA ASTRONAUT MARK VANDE HEI READIES FOR APRIL FLIGHT TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION […]

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Mars ‘rainbow’ actually lens flare, NASA says

NASA has debunked speculation over an image from Mars that appeared to show what many believed to be a “rainbow” or “dustbow.” In a Tuesday tweet, the NASA Perseverance Mars rover account wrote that the agency had seen comments online wondering about the bright arc captured in the April 4 photo from the rover’s onboard Rear Left […]

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The woman who took on Google and won

“The next day, I was at work, I got called into a conference room with all, for the most, the managers present. And they told me that my Facebook post was in violation of the non-disclosure agreement, and that I was a security risk and needed to hand over my badge and my laptop immediately, […]

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NASA’s JPL and DHS develop tech to help locate firefighters inside burning buildings

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) have teamed up to create technology that will help locate firefighters inside buildings.  On Tuesday, the agencies announced the development of the Precision Outdoor and Indoor Navigation and Tracking for Emergency Responders (POINTER) system, which was devised to help locate and track firefighters inside structures […]

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NASA gets first weather report from Mars rover landing site

Engineers at NASA have received the first weather report from Mars’ Jezero Crater, where the agency’s Perseverance rover landed in February. The rover’s Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) system has sent back data on atmospheric conditions that will be used to inform future endeavors. NASA EMPLOYEES REPORTEDLY ASKED TO VOLUNTEER TO WORK WITH UNACCOMPANIED MIGRANT CHILDREN As […]

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SpaceX determines cause of Starship SN11 prototype crash

SpaceX founder Elon Musk explained why the Starship prototype SN11 went up in flames last week. In a tweet on Monday, the billionaire replied to a SpaceX-themed Twitter account that asked how the investigation into SN11’s “rapid unscheduled disassembly” — or RUD — was going. MYSTERIOUS RUMBLINGS FROM INSIDE OF MARS DETECTED BY NASA LANDER […]

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NASA Mars helicopter survives cold Martian night in first step of historic endeavor

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has cleared its initial hurdle before the first-ever attempt at powered and controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. On Monday, the agency reported that the helicopter had survived its first frigid night outside of the Perseverance Mars rover atop the red planet’s rocky surface.  MYSTERIOUS RUMBLINGS FROM INSIDE OF MARS DETECTED BY NASA LANDER […]

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SpaceX rocket debris lands on Washington state homeowner’s property

Debris from a SpaceX rocket that reentered the atmosphere last week was found on a homeowner’s property in Central Washington state, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. The 5-foot-long composite-overwrapped pressure vessel came from the Falcon 9 rocket’s “2nd stage that did not successfully have a deorbit burn,” the National Weather Service said, according to Q13 FOX in […]