Spacecrafts

Spacex Completes Crew Dragon Static Fire Engine Tests

SpaceX's Crew Dragon aced a round of static fire engine tests in Florida on Nov. 13. (Photo Credit: NASA) SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft aced its static fire engine tests and it’s ready to move onto the next stage. The...
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Laser-cut Star Wars Spaceship Models

Toys are cool to display on your shelf, but they’re even more special when you’ve assembled them yourself. These kits from LazerModels give you the opportunity to put together your own works of geek art using flat-packed, laser-cut...
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It’s Time For Hayabusa-2 To Come Home

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is on its way home. The asteroid-visiting, sample-return mission departed asteroid Ryugu (162173 Ryugu) on Wednesday, beginning its year-long journey back to Earth. And it’s carrying some precious cargo....
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No Deliveries: How Cells Decide When To Accept Extracellular Packages

Endocytosis, a fundamental process that cells use to take in macromolecules, functions a lot like an airlock on a spaceship -- but squishier, says a researcher. Researchers have studied how cells initiate and perform endocytosis since the 1960s, but...

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Nasa Renames Distant Ice World Due To Nazi Nickname Controversy

MU69 is situated in the Kuiper Belt 6.4 billion kilometres from Earth, and is the most distant world ever explored by a spacecraft. NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft flew past the small icy world on New Year's Day, three and a half years after...
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Farewell, Ryugu! Japan's Hayabusa2 Probe Leaves Asteroid For Journey Home

Japan's enterprising asteroid-sampling spacecraft began they journey home Tuesday (Nov. 12), packed full of precious space rocks that scientists can't wait to get their hands on.
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Meet Arrokoth: Ultima Thule, The Most Distant Object Ever Explored, Has A New Name

The small body beyond Pluto visited by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is now officially known as Arrokoth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Stingray-shaped Spacecraft Could Be Perfect For Exploring Venus' Dark Side

Could a stingray-shaped spacecraft get to the dark side of Venus by flapping its wings?

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Japan's Hayabusa2 Is Returning To Earth With Asteroid Samples

Over the past year-and-a-half, JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft served as asteroid Ryugu's companion in the vast emptiness of space. It got close enough to fire bullets into its surface and even detonated bombs to disturb the ground and scoop...
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Most Distant World Ever Explored Gets New Name: Arrokoth

The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth.That means “sky” in the language of the Native American Powhatan people, NASA said Tuesday.NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past the...
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This Spacecraft Will Detect If Exoplanet Skies Are Cloudy, Hazy Or Clear

NASA is adding an instrument to the European Space Agency's ARIEL spacecraft.(Credit: ESA/STFC RAL Space/UCL/Europlanet-Science Office) NASA announced last week that it will contribute to a European Space Agency mission scheduled to launch in...
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Video: Rosetta's Ongoing Science

On 12 November 2014 Philae became the first spacecraft to land on a comet as part of the successful Rosetta mission to study Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Five years later, and after the mission's official end in 2016, Rosetta is continuing to...
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Uae's First Astronaut Urges Climate Protection On Earth

Wearing a blue space suit with a UAE flag on one sleeve and a spaceship on the other, the first Emirati astronaut said Tuesday his mission highlighted a crucial issue—climate change.
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Nasa Eyes Stingray-like Spacecraft To Explore 'dark Side' Of Hellish Venus - Cnet

Flippity-flappity. This morphing spacecraft concept has flexible wings.
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F-35 To Space? Us Air Force Looks To Connect Stealth Fighters To X-37b Spacecraft

In an effort to improve combat effectiveness, the US Air Force may embark on a new mission that would allow its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor aircraft to share information with the top-secret X-37B space plane.

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Spacex Builds Out Satellite Network With A Milestone Launch

SpaceX flew a reusable rocket booster for the fourth time, a milestone in space vehicle reusability. The rocket launched 60 spacecraft to expand the company’s orbital broadband network. Elon Musk’s space firm is launching thousands of...
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Nasa’s Juno Spacecraft Snaps Swirly Jovian Vortex View

NASA's Juno spacecraft spotted a detailed view of a cyclonic storm in Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere. (Photo Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS and Kevin M. Gill) Jupiter’s turbulent atmosphere was recently observed by...
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Machine Learning Algorithms And The Art Of Hyperparameter Selection

Machine learning algorithms are used everywhere from a smartphone to a spacecraft. They tell you the weather forecast for tomorrow, translate from one language into another, and suggest what TV series you might like next on Netflix. These algorithms...
Related topics: Algorithms, Mobile Technology, Netflix

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Weapons Of Mass Destruction Have Sent Us To The Stars

That Time Wernher von Braun's Rocket Tried To Kill My Father "Humanity now lives in space permanently. Our spacecraft have left the solar system. Our space telescopes look back to the beginning of time. We are spacefarers. Space technology has its...
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Nasa's Tess Spacecraft Is Finding Hundreds Of Exoplanets — And Is Poised To Find Thousands More

Over 99% of these alien worlds remain undiscovered — but this is about to change.
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