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My kid and I wrote a letter to NASA, and a very nice scientist wrote back
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Enlarge / The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa looms large in this newly-reprocessed color view, made from images taken by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s. This is the color view of Europa from Galileo that shows the largest portion of the moon’s surface at the highest resolution. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute) […]

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NASA Parker Solar Probe launches on mission to high-five the sun     – CNET
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The probe will race closer to the sun than we’ve ever been before to learn more about the solar flares that disrupt our technology.

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NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in mission to 'touch' the Sun
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After a few delays, the Sun-chasing Parker Solar Probe is on its way. NASA launched the spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket at 3:31AM Eastern this morning (August 12th) and confirmed that the vessel was healthy at 5:33AM. The probe still…

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NASA doesn’t have the funds to get to Mars alone, Ted Cruz says
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Enlarge / Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) speaks during a rally to launch his re-election campaign at the Redneck Country Club on April 2, 2018 in Stafford, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images) On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) spent the morning at Houston’s Johnson Space Center for a ceremony announcing the nine astronauts who will fly […]

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After seven difficult years, a fine day for NASA and human spaceflight
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NASA/Bill Ingalls HOUSTON, Texas—For the first time since September 2010, NASA has named a new, All-American crew that will launch into space from the United States. In fact, the organization announced four of them on Friday, selecting the first two crews that will fly aboard SpaceX’s Dragon and Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft on their test and […]

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NASA finds 3D-printed houses we could use on Mars     – CNET
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The space agency’s years-long competition to find a house suitable for Mars is up to its third and final phase.

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NASA may have glimpsed a star 'devouring a planet' for the first time     – CNET
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There’s a star, man, waiting in the sky. It’s likely to have eaten a planet in recent times.

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Internally, NASA believes Boeing ahead of SpaceX in commercial crew
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Enlarge / An artist’s view of the Starliner spacecraft en route to the International Space Station. (credit: Boeing) One of the biggest rivalries in the modern aerospace industry is between Boeing and SpaceX. Despite their radically different cultures, the aerospace giant and the smaller upstart compete for many different kinds of contracts, and perhaps nowhere […]

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NASA astronauts celebrated Independence Day with patriotic plant habitat     – CNET
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And a view of Washington DC as seen from the ISS.

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