Thursday, January 28, 2021

Space

In Science category, we are here to bring you the most up-to-date space news and analysis, whether it’s about the latest findings from NASA or comprehensive coverage of the next SpaceX rocket launch to the International Space Station. We’ll take you inside the discoveries of new exoplanets, space weather, space policy, and the booming commercial space industry.

Watch Blue Origin fly its first capsule that’s designed to send people to space...

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Update: The uncrewed test flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spaceship has been rescheduled for launch at 10:57 a.m. CT (8:57 a.m. PT). Previously: Amazon CEO Jeff B...

Virgin Galactic aborts first powered spaceflight from New Mexico spaceport

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This morning, Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic had to abort its first powered test flight of its spaceplane from the company’s home in New Mexico, bringi...

The pandemic couldn’t keep the space industry down

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As most of the world slowed to a pandemic-induced halt this year, the space industry rocketed forward. A pair of astronauts launched to orbit on a private spacecraft for the first ...

Japan confirms its asteroid mission returned samples of space rocks

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This morning, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, confirmed that its mission to return samples of an asteroid to Earth did indeed bring home some space rocks. Engin...

Startup Astra reaches space for the first time — but barely misses orbit

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Astra, a California-based startup aimed at launching small satellites, successfully launched its rocket to space for the first time yesterday from Alaska, but the vehicle barely mi...

Amazon’s Project Kuiper reveals design of antennas customers will use for internet-from-space constellation

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Today, Amazon revealed the design of the antennas its customers will use to tap into the company’s upcoming massive satellite constellation, Project Kuiper, designed to provide b...

China returns sample of lunar dirt to Earth

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China’s first mission to return a sample of dirt from the Moon just arrived back at Earth, with a container of lunar rocks in tow, China state media confirmed. A capsule of lunar...

A Canadian astronaut will fly around the Moon on the first crewed mission of...

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One of Canada’s astronauts will be sent around the Moon as part of a partnership between NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), NASA announced today. The two organizations hav...

NASA will fly Orion deep-space crew capsule ‘as is,’ despite failed component

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NASA is opting to fly its future deep-space crew capsule Orion “as is” next year, after the agency discovered that one of the spacecraft’s power instruments had suffered a fa...

Members of the US Space Force will now be called ‘Guardians’

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Members of the United States Space Force will officially be called “Guardians”, according to an announcement Vice President Mike Pence made at an event celebrating the military...
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Government of Pakistan plans to boost Entrepreneurship with initiation of 10,000...

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Recently Pakistan’s active government has launched a startup program under the name of Kamyab Jawan. The aim behind this program is to encourage the youth to step forward and ini...

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