Spacecrafts

Recommended Reading: The World Of Lego Interface Panel Design

The UX of Lego interface panelsGeorge Cave, designbycave.co.ukWhether it’s a spaceship, a cash register or a car instrument cluster, Lego interface panels play a relatively small role in the grand scheme of most builds. They offer finer details...

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Cluster's 20 Years Of Studying Earth's Magnetosphere

Despite a nominal lifetime of two years, ESA's Cluster is now entering its third decade in space. This unique four-spacecraft mission has been revealing the secrets of Earth's magnetic environment since 2000 and, with 20 years of observations under...
Related topics: European Space Agency

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Musk Eyes Mars After Second Starship Prototype Soars In The Sky

SpaceX successfully got its second Starship prototype off the ground and then landing it back down. Starship is a spacecraft that could one day transport people to Mars (and beyond!).w Read more...More about Space, Mashable Video, Mars, Elon Musk,...
Related topics: Mars, Space, SpaceX, Science Videos

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Russia Wants To Return To Venus, Build Reusable Rocket

The head of Russia's space agency said Friday that Roscosmos wants to return to Venus and bring back soil samples and build spacecraft that will surpass Elon Musk's rockets.

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Huge Ring-like Structure On Ganymede's Surface May Have Been Caused By Violent Impact

Researchers from Kobe University and the National Institute of Technology, Oshima College have conducted a detailed reanalysis of image data from Voyager 1, 2 and Galileo spacecraft in order to investigate the orientation and distribution of the...

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Spacex And Nasa Plan To Launch Astronauts On The Crew Dragon Spaceship Again Next Month, With At...

NASA and SpaceX just completed their first astronaut mission together. SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship launched, docked to the space station, and returned to Earth according to plan. But the demonstration mission revealed a few changes to be made...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, NASA, Astronaut

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Nasa's Maven Observes Martian Night Sky Pulsing In Ultraviolet Light

Vast areas of the Martian night sky pulse in ultraviolet light, according to images from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. The results are being used to illuminate complex circulation patterns in the Martian atmosphere.
Related topics: NASA, Space

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Osiris-rex Is One Rehearsal Away From Touching Asteroid Bennu

NASA's first asteroid sampling spacecraft is making final preparations to grab a sample from asteroid Bennu's surface. Next week, the OSIRIS-REx mission will conduct a second rehearsal of its touchdown sequence, practicing the sample collection...
Related topics: Asteroids, NASA, Space

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40 Years Ago: Voyager 1 Approaches Saturn

The world was waiting for Voyager's encounter with Saturn's when Discover's debut issue hit newsstands in 1980. Since then, the Voyager spacecraft have boldly gone where no probes have gone before.
Related topics: Saturn, Scientific Discoveries

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Watch Spacex’s Starship Prototype Fly For The First Time

SpaceX successfully launched its SN5 Starship prototype at its facilities in Texas on Tuesday night. The spacecraft traveled roughly 500 meters into the sky before landing a short distance from the launch pad. The prototype is just used for...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space

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Ammonia Sparks Unexpected, Exotic Lightning On Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft -- orbiting and closely observing the planet Jupiter -- has unexpectedly discovered lightning in the planet's upper atmosphere, according to a multi-institutional study.
Related topics: Jupiter, NASA, Space, Juno, Scientific Discoveries

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“we Are Going To Go To The Moon. We Are Going To Have A Base On The Moon. We Are Going To Send...

  Space.com reported yesterday: SpaceX just flew a full-size prototype of its Starship Mars-colonizing spacecraft for the first time ever. The Starship SN5 test vehicle took to the skies for about 40 seconds this afternoon (Aug. 4) at...
Related topics: Moon, Space, Mars, SpaceX

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Watch Spacex’s Stunning Starship Prototype ‘hop’ Test Flight And Landing

SpaceX achieved a big win in their Starship spacecraft development program on Tuesday evening, flying the SN5 prototype of that future vehicle to a height of around 500 feet, propelled by a single Raptor engine. The test, which took place at...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space

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Austria Astroboffins Shed A Little Light On How We Might Track Orbital Junk Hurtling At Spacecraft...

Study reckons observation window would be increased from 6 to 22 hours Researchers in Austria say they may have found a way to better track space debris with the hope of eventually helping to warn of impacts, assist in avoidance manoeuvres, and even...

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‘space Launch Live: Splashdown’ Draws 4.3 Million Viewers On Discovery & Science Channel

Discovery and Science Channel’s simulcasted coverage Sunday of the return of the Space X Crew Dragon spacecraft from its two-month stint at the International Space Station was watched by 4.3 million viewers on the cable networks, Discovery...
Related topics: International Space Station, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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New Video Shows Spacex's Astronaut Crew Plummeting Through Earth's Atmosphere, Floating Under...

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley just completed a test flight of SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship. The Crew Dragon survived a fiery plunge through Earth's atmosphere, deployed its parachutes, and landed in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday...
Related topics: Science Videos, SpaceX, Space, Astronaut, NASA, Gulf Of Mexico

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Lucy Mission One Step Closer To The Trojan Asteroids

NASA's Lucy mission, led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), has achieved an important milestone by passing its System Integration Review and clearing the way for spacecraft assembly. This NASA Discovery Program class mission will be the first...
Related topics: Asteroids, NASA, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Mach 3 Jet That’ll Fly Faster Than Concorde

Virgin Galactic may be busy designing its tourist spacecraft, but that hasn’t stopped it from working on more high-speed transportation, in the shape of its new Mach 3 aircraft. Revealed today, the super-fast delta-wing was developed with jet...
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The Perseverance Rover Is Our Best Bet For Finding Life On Mars

Next spring is going to be a busy time for Mars. In close succession, three spacecraft will arrive at the planet, joining the dozen or so craft already circling Mars. Two of the spacecraft were launched in the past couple of weeks by newcomers to...
Related topics: Mars Rover Curiosity, Mars, Space

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After Splashdown, What’s Next For Spacex’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft?

Here's what's in store for SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule following its splashdown
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