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NASA will fund a revolutionary mission to fly through Titan’s atmosphere
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Mission concept of Dragon’s entry, descent, landing, surface operations, and flight at Titan. [credit: Johns Hopkins APL ] On Thursday, NASA announced its next medium-class mission to explore the Solar System—a lander named Dragonfly that will fly like a drone over the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest Moon. Titan has a fascinating environment, with a […]

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NASA honors 'Hidden Figures' by renaming street     – CNET
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The street name pays tribute to NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.

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NASA picks three companies to attempt Moon landings in 2020 and 2021
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With its Z-01 lander, Orbit Beyond will make the first attempt to land on the Moon in September, 2020. [credit: Orbit Beyond ] NASA has begun to make good on its promise to use commercial companies to help with its lunar exploration efforts. On Friday, the space agency announced that it has contracted with three […]

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NASA scientists find Earth-like water in passing comet     – CNET
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Now that’s what I call high-quality H2O.

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After scrub, SpaceX targets early Saturday for NASA cargo launch
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Enlarge / A new Falcon 9 rocket, and a Dragon spacecraft, on the pad Thursday. (credit: SpaceX) Early on Friday morning, within minutes of the opening—and closing—of an instantaneous launch window, SpaceX scrubbed the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Cargo Dragon supply mission to the International Space Station. The company said it made […]

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NASA was sold faulty aluminum in 19-year scam     – CNET
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The space agency linked it to two mission failures.

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NASA and Blue Origin partner up for new rocket engine tests     – CNET
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Jeff Bezos’ rocket company will upgrade a disused NASA testing facility to fire up two new engines.

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NASA astronaut Anne McClain speaks out about spacewalk change     – CNET
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Anne McClain and Christina Koch were originally scheduled to take the first all-female spacewalk from the ISS.

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NASA visualizes supersonic shockwaves in a new, awe-inspiring way
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Using the schlieren photography technique, NASA was able to capture the first air-to-air images of the interaction of shockwaves from two supersonic aircraft flying in formation. [credit: NASA ] It wasn’t an easy shot to get, but the end results of NASA’s efforts to capture air-to-air images of supersonic shockwaves sure seem worth it. To […]

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