Spacecrafts

Boeing Shares Epic View From Starliner Crew Capsule On Its Way To Orbit - Cnet

The new spacecraft didn't quite make it to the International Space Station, but it was still a fantastic journey.
Related topics: Boeing, Space, International Space Station

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Watch As Spacex’s Newest Spacecraft Attempts To Escape A Fake Rocket Emergency

(NASA/Joel Kowsky) On Sunday, SpaceX is launching one of its last big flight tests for NASA, one that could ultimately pave the way for the company to fly people to space later this year. For this flight, SpaceX will test out the emergency escape...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, NASA

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Scientists Image The Progression Of A Solar Flare For The First Time

They are learning how solar flares give rise to space weather which can damage spacecraft and harm astronauts.
Related topics: Solar Flare, Sun, Astronaut

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Comet-chasing Probe Expected To Wake Up

Like a groggy traveler after a long, cold night, the European Space Agency's comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft woke up, warmed up and took stock of its surroundings early Monday as it prepared to phone home before setting off on the final leg of...
Related topics: Comets, Space, European Space Agency

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Watch Live: Spacex Is About To Blow Up A Rocket In A Crucial Test To Show Nasa That Its Spaceship...

Elon Musk's SpaceX is going to make one of its own rocket boosters explode to prove that its Crew Dragon spaceship is ready to send people to space.
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Beautiful Image Of Ice At Mars’ Northern Polar Cap

A new image from the ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft shows how beautiful, and desolate, Mars can appear. It also highlights some of the natural process that shape the planet’s surface. The image is of the northern polar region, and it...
Related topics: Mars, Space, European Space Agency

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Check Out The View From Inside Boeing’s Crew Spacecraft During Its Orbital Flight Test

Late last year, Boeing flew a key orbital flight test of its Starliner commercial crew spacecraft, a key test prior to the vehicle being able to actually carry astronauts on board. That test didn’t go exactly as planned, since the Starliner...
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V473 Lyr Has A Low-mass Companion, Study Suggests

Using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, astronomers have conducted X-ray observations of a peculiar Cepheid variable star known as V473 Lyr. Results of the study suggest that this star has a young, low-mass companion. The finding is detailed in a paper...
Related topics: European Space Agency, Space

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Nasa’s Juno Spacecraft Has A Close Encounter With Jupiter

Jan. 14, 2020 NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Has a Close Encounter with Jupiter A multitude of swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Appearing in the scene...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Juno, Jupiter

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15 Years On, Euroboffins Finally Work Out What It Took To Send The Huygens Titan Probe Into Such A...

Negative torque didn't bring the plucky spacecraft down, thankfully The European Space Agency’s Huygens probe, the farthest lander to ever make it in the outer solar system, spun wildly in the opposite direction as expected as it descended onto...
Related topics: European Space Agency, Space

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Lightsail 2 Is Still Solar Sailing, But It’s Getting Lower And Lower With Each Orbit

LightSail 2 deployed it solar sail five months ago, and it’s still orbiting Earth. It’s a successful demonstration of the potential of solar sail spacecraft. Now the LightSail 2 team at The Planetary Society has released a paper...

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Astronomers Just Found (another) Potentially Habitable Exoplanet. What Happens Next?

NASA’s TESS spacecraft identified the unusual world around a red dwarf -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Space, Exoplanets, NASA

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Final Images From Cassini Spacecraft

Researchers are busy analysing some of the final data sent back from the Cassini spacecraft which has been in orbit around Saturn for more than 13 years until the end of its mission in September 2017.
Related topics: Cassini–Huygens Spacecarft, Saturn

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Esa’s Mars Express Snaps Stunning Image Of Red Planet’s Icy Cap

The European Space Agency has shared a new image of Mars captured using the camera on its Mars Express spacecraft. In the photo, we see Mars’ north pole covered with large sheets of snowy white ice surrounded by otherwise reddish and dusty...
Related topics: European Space Agency, Mars, Space, Science Photos

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Spacex Tests Falcon 9 Rocket Ahead Of Crew Dragon In-flight Abort Test

SpaceX recently tested a Falcon 9 rocket for its upcoming Crew Dragon in-flight abort launch. (Photo Credit: SpaceX) SpaceX is very close to conducting an in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft. On Saturday, a Falcon 9...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, Science Photos

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Lonely Japanese Billionaire Seeks Girlfriend To Take To Space On Elon Musk’s Starship

One of Japan’s wealthiest people will be the first private passenger to fly around the moon on Elon Musk’s promised reusable spacecraft. Any woman who ticks all the boxes on the list may apply for a cosmic “one-on-one planned matchmaking...
Related topics: Space, Moon

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Active Volcanoes On Venus?

Guest geology by David Middleton Recent analyses of data collected by ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft indicates that some of the lava flows on Venus might be very young… RESEARCH ARTICLE PLANETARY SCIENCEPresent-day volcanism on Venus as...
Related topics: Volcanoes, Geology, European Space Agency, Lava

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Cd, Dvd Technology Could Make Interstellar Space Travel Possible, Scientists Reveal

A team of scientists released a new study that explored the possibility of achieving interstellar travel using laser and light sail spacecraft. According to the study, this can be made possible using the same technology found on CDs and...
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Lucy Mission Now Has A New Destination

Less than two years before launch, scientists associated with NASA's Lucy mission, led by Southwest Research Institute, have discovered an additional small asteroid that will be visited by the Lucy spacecraft. Set to launch in 2021, its 12-year...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Scientific Discoveries, Asteroids

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Moon River: Rocket Part Ferried On The Mighty Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS — With a brass band playing and a parade of workers sporting Mardi Gras beads, a huge component of a new rocket system was wheeled slowly from a New Orleans spacecraft factory on Wednesday to a barge that will float it up the...
Related topics: Moon, Space

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