Spacecrafts

Watch Blue Origin Launch Its New Shepard Spaceship Today! Tune In @ 9 Am Et

Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by Jeff Bezos, will launch experiments for NASA on a suborbital rocket ride today (Dec. 18) using a New Shepard spacecraft and you can watch the action live here. Liftoff is at 9:30 a.m. EST (1430...
Related topics: Jeff Bezos, NASA, Space

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Nasa’s Juno Spacecraft Is Now Halfway Through Its Lengthy Stay In Jupiter Orbit

NASA's Juno spacecraft has delivered the best glimpses of Jupiter ever, and it's just getting started. In a new blog post, NASA celebrates the halfway point in Juno's long mission by offering a brief recap of some of the more interesting discoveries...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Juno, Jupiter

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Historic Israeli Moon Mission To Ferry Holocaust Survivor's Story To Space - Cnet

Israeli space teams load a time capsule into the Beresheet spacecraft that gives a peek into Israeli life past and present.
Related topics: Moon, Space

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Cassini Catches Two Of Saturn's Moons Building A Cosmic Snowman

Floating out in the solar system, the Cassini spacecraft captured a curious image of two moons that seem to be stuck together.The image actually shows Saturn’s moons Dione and Rhea, but because of the angle that the image was taken at, they appear...
Related topics: Cassini–Huygens Spacecarft, Saturn, Space

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That Eerie Green Comet Visible In The Night Sky Now? We Almost Sent A Probe There.

If you were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the bright green December visitor known as Comet 46P/Wirtanen this weekend as it made its closest approach, you are just a tiny bit luckier than the Rosetta spacecraft.
Related topics: Comets, Space

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Russia's Progress Spacecraft To Fly To Iss Faster Than Moscow-brussels

Traveling to the International Space Station (ISS) may soon be faster than a flight from Moscow to Brussels.  Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, announced on Sunday, Dec. 16, that a second Progress cargo...
Related topics: International Space Station, Space

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Digital Trends Live: Passenger Spacecraft, Facebook Data Breach, And More

This episode of Digital Trends Live saw the fourth launch of passenger spacecraft SpaceShipTwo, and a Facebook data breach. We were also joined by the founder of Forter, Michael Reitblat, to discuss how to keep your data safe. The post Digital...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Nasa Lunar Orbiter Now Supporting Commercial And International Missions

A NASA spacecraft originally built as part of the previous effort to return humans to the moon is now playing a key role in the new effort at human lunar return, including aiding commercial landers.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Moon

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China’s Chang’e 4 Mission Reaches Lunar Orbit, Due To Land On The Moon In January

After a 110-hour journey to the moon, China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on December 12, reports Space News. The probe fired its single main variable thruster at a distance of 80 miles from the lunar surface and...
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Russian Progress Freighter To Fly To Iss Under Short Scheme For 2d Time - Source

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Progress MS-11 cargo spacecraft will for the second time fly to the International Space Station (ISS) under the three-hour scheme, circling Earth twice, in March 2019, a source in the aerospace industry told Sputnik.
Related topics: International Space Station, Space

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Here’s The First Image Of The Sun From The Parker Solar Probe

It’s been 124 days since the Parker Solar Probe was launched, and several weeks since it made the closest approach any spacecraft has ever made to a star. Now, scientists are getting their hands on the data from the close approach. Four...
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Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space

Forty-one years after it was launched, and five years after its older sister craft accomplished the same goal, the Voyager 2 spacecraft has left the Solar System and entered interstellar space: The Voyager 2 spacecraft is now in interstellar space,...
Related topics: Space, NASA

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Branson: 'couldn't Be Happier' About Rocket Test

Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. (Dec....
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Hubble Spots A ‘warm Neptune’ Evaporating At A Frantic Speed

The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a very intriguing exoplanet, NASA announced yesterday. The intrepid spacecraft has laid eyes on a Neptune-sized planet that is rapidly losing its atmosphere, evaporating at a frantic pace. Dubbed GJ 3470b,...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Neptune, Space, Scientific Discoveries, Exoplanets, NASA

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Mars Insight Lander Seen In First Images From Space

On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on Mars. Now, the team has pinpointed InSight's exact location using images from HiRISE, a powerful camera onboard...
Related topics: Mars, Space, NASA

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Nasa Successfully Tests Orion Launch Abort System

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Orion spacecraft completed a successful cold weather ground test of a launch abort system, aerospace giant Northrop Grumman said in a press release.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Northrop Grumman

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Behold, The Closest-ever Photo Of A Coronal Streamer

NASA's Parker Solar Probe is currently traveling closer to the sun than any other spacecraft before it.The probe is recording data on the star to help scientists learn more about the star and its volatile nature.Also this week, NASA released the...
Related topics: Science Photos, NASA, Space, Sun

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Branson: 'couldn't Be Happier' About Rocket Test

Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. (Dec....
Related topics: Virgin Galactic

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Exactly How We Would Send Our First Laser-powered Probe To Alpha Centauri

In a recent study, an international team of scientists present their concept for a lightsail and spacecraft that could make the journey to the nearest star in about 100 years. The post Exactly How We Would Send our First Laser-Powered Probe to Alpha...
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'an Indescribable Feeling': Virgin Galactic Makes Historic Trip To Edge Of Space

Four years after another test flight ended tragically, the company is celebrating a milestone: Its manned spacecraft reached an altitude of more than 51 miles.(Image credit: Gene Blevins/AFP/Getty Images)
Related topics: Virgin Galactic, Genetics

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