Tag Archives: Space

Images stream in from a new crop of satellites

More than 100 payloads have been put into orbit over the past couple of weeks, including 64 satellites riding a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and 31 satellites that were launched by an Indian PSLV rocket. Some of those satellites are already beaming back pictures … 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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Orion Span kicks off campaign for space hotel

Orion Span, a Houston-based venture that’s planning to put a luxury hotel in orbit, has kicked off a crowdfunding effort aimed at raising up to $2 million in new investment. The campaign is being run through SeedInvest, an online investment service … Continue reading

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China sends out probe to moon’s far side

China’s space effort launched its most ambitious robotic lunar mission to date, taking aim at a crater near the south pole on the moon’s far side. The Chang’e-4 combination lander and rover were sent into space atop a Long March … Continue reading

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NASA lander captures first recorded sounds of Mars

NASA’s Mars InSight lander is designed primarily to study the Red Planet’s interior, but it’s already produced a big bonus in the form of the first listenable sounds of the Martian wind. The low-frequency sounds, plus an audio version that’s … Continue reading

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Boeing CEO would ‘absolutely’ go to Mars

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg often says that the first person to set foot on Mars will get there on a Boeing-built rocket, but at today’s Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit, he made it personal. “Would you go?” CNBC anchor Becky Quick, … Continue reading

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