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NASA decides to send a nuclear drone to Titan

NASA has chosen to commit up to $850 million to creating an interplanetary probe unlike any seen before: a rotor-equipped spacecraft that will fly through the smoggy atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s biggest moon. The Dragonfly mission will be managed by Johns … Continue reading

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OceanGate sets titanic record with 4-person dive

OceanGate set a deep-diving record last week when a crew of four rode inside the Everett, Wash.-based company’s Titan submersible to the Titanic-level depth of 3,760 meters (12,336 feet) in the Bahamas. The April 17 voyage, which served as a test … Continue reading

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OceanGate gears up for Titanic dive rehearsals

Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate is heading back down to the Bahamas next week to practice deep-sea dives of Titanic proportions with its next-generation Titan submersible — and this time, team members are bringing along paying customers. About 10 mission specialists wll accompany OceanGate’s … Continue reading

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OceanGate reschedules Titanic sub trips for 2019

OceanGate is putting its underwater trips to the Titanic shipwreck on hold for a year, due to difficulties encountered during deep-water testing of its submersible in the Bahamas. The Titan sub’s first trips to the world’s most famous shipwreck had … Continue reading

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Go to a comet? Or Titan? NASA sets up showdown

A rotorcraft that could flit around the Saturnian moon Titan and a probe that could bring a sample back from an already-famous comet have emerged as top prospects for a future NASA mission. Those two mission concepts were selected for … Continue reading

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Saturn probe will go out in a blaze of science

Twenty years after its launch to Saturn, NASA has set the Cassini orbiter on a course for certain destruction on Sept. 15 – but there’s a decidedly positive spin to the $3.3 billion mission’s end. “We’ll be saddened, there’s no doubt about … Continue reading

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