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Prince gets a shout-out from space station

We caught a #Dragon! @AstroPeggy & @Astro2Fish use @Space_Station’s robotic arm to capture @SpaceX’s cargo vehicle: https://t.co/mzKW5uDsTi pic.twitter.com/g258TK6dcK — NASA (@NASA) June 5, 2017 What do Prince and SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule, freshly arrived at the International Space Station, have … Continue reading

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Here’s how NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will look

The rover that NASA is getting ready to send to Mars in 2020 looks a lot like the Curiosity rover that’s been working on Mars for almost five years – except for that freakishly big robotic arm. The arm is one … Continue reading

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NASA spacewalkers triumph over fussy bolt

NASA spacewalkers Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer replaced a faulty computer relay box on the International Space Station today, but not before dealing with a problem all too familiar to home fixer-uppers. The box, about the size of a microwave … Continue reading

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NASA plays it safe for SLS rocket’s first flight

NASA has broken the news to the White House and the world that speeding up the first crewed flight of its exploration launch system wouldn’t be worth the added cost and risk. That means the first launch of NASA’s heavy-lift … Continue reading

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200th spacewalk is short but does the job

A small water leak cropped up in one of the hoses designed to keep NASA astronaut Jack Fischer’s spacesuit cool while he waited to begin today’s 200th spacewalk on the International Space Station. That had a domino effect on the … Continue reading

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Cassini probe survives dive inside Saturn rings

NASA’s Cassini orbiter zoomed inside Saturn’s rings overnight for the first time in its 20-year-long flight – and lived to tell about it. Signals received by the Deep Space Network’s Goldstone radio antenna in California confirmed that the bus-sized spacecraft survived its … Continue reading

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First live ultra-HD video beamed from space

NASA and AWS Elemental showed off something completely different from the International Space Station today: the first live video in ultra-high-definition 4K detail beamed down from space. The technical achievement was as important as what the audience at the National Association … Continue reading

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