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Blue Origin plans to launch NASA science payloads

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture says it plans to send nine NASA-sponsored payloads to space and back on the 10th uncrewed test flight of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship. Liftoff was originally set for 8:30 a.m. CT (6:30 … Continue reading

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InSight lander sets first tool on Martian ground

After three weeks of checking out the scene on the Red Planet, NASA’s InSight landerhas placed its first scientific instrument on the Martian surface. The probe’s robotic arm pulled InSight’s seismometer, known as the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure or SEIS, from the … Continue reading

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NASA reviews security after data breach

NASA says it is reviewing its network security processes and procedures after a computer break-in exposed Social Security numbers and other personal information about the space agency’s current and past employees. The breach was discovered in October, and its full … Continue reading

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Rocket Lab sends 13 satellites to orbit

Rocket Lab has sent its first payloads for NASA into orbit from its New Zealand launch pad, atop a low-cost Electron rocket powered by 3-D-printed engines. Liftoff from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula came at 7:33 p.m. Dec. … Continue reading

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Moon questions earn sports star a NASA invite

One way to get an tour of Johnson Space Center’s high-security Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility is to question whether people landed on the moon at all. At least that strategy works if you’re an NBA basketball star like Golden State Warriors point … Continue reading

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OSIRIS-REx probe detects water on asteroid Bennu

Just one week after the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s official arrival at the asteroid Bennu, the mission’s scientists have announced a significant find: Water appears to be locked inside the diamond-shaped mini-world’s clay minerals. Two scientific instruments — known as the OSIRIS-REx Visible … Continue reading

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Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space

NASA says its Voyager 2 probe has become the second human-made object to fly into interstellar space — six years after its twin, Voyager 1, became the first. Based on readings from its onboard instruments, the mission’s scientists have determined that … Continue reading

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