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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Launch Kicks Off Audacious Mars Sample-Return Project

Humanity’s first interplanetary sample-return campaign is now underway. NASA’s car-sized Perseverance Mars rover launched yesterday (July 30), kicking off a nearly seven-month cruise to the Red Planet. Perseverance will hunt for signs of ancient Mars life after its February 2021 touchdown on the floor of Jezero Crater, which hosted a lake and a river delta billions of years ago. But
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Meet the First Graduates of NASA for Artemis Program

After more than two years of training, the first class of NASA astronaut candidates under the agency’s program to land the first woman and next man on the moon have graduated. The candidates, selected in 2017, graduated Friday morning during a ceremony at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The 13 astronauts will be
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Space X Kicks Off Busy 2020 With 60 New Starlink Satellites

SpaceX will launch its third batch of internet-beaming satellites Monday evening, kicking off what is expected to be a remarkably busy year for the company as it readies its new broadband business. About 60 small satellites will launch into orbit atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff is scheduled for 9:19 pm ET from Cape Canaveral Air
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