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Neptune’s Moon Triton Is Destination of Proposed NASA Mission

HOUSTON — Is it time to go back to Neptune?Scientists representing NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposed a spacecraft and mission on Tuesday at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas that would explore Triton, Neptune’s largest moon....

Space Is Very Big. Some of Its New Explorers Will Be Tiny.

Last year, two satellites the size of cereal boxes sped toward Mars as though they were on an invisible track in space. Officially called MarCO A and MarCO B, engineers at NASA had nicknamed them Wall-E and EVE,...

A NASA Journey to the Moon May Need to Find Another Rocket or Two

Struggling to get its new giant rocket ready in time for a scheduled launch next year, NASA might just leave it on the ground and turn to commercial alternatives.“NASA has a history of not meeting launch dates,” said...

SpaceX and NASA to Test Launch Crew Dragon, a New Ride to Orbit

The space agency has tentatively approved SpaceX’s approach, known as “load and go.” “We came to the conclusion that this was an acceptable risk that we were willing to take,” said Patrick G. Forrester, chief of NASA’s astronaut...

‘Apollo 11’ Review: The 1969 Moon Mission Still Has the Power to Thrill

The documentary “Apollo 11,” directed and edited by Todd Douglas Miller, is entirely awe-inspiring. Which is something of a surprise. As world events of the 20th century go, Apollo 11, the NASA mission of 1969 that put two...

Have Dark Forces Been Messing With the Cosmos?

Quasars arise from supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies; they are the brightest objects in nature, and can be seen clear across the universe. As standard candles, quasars aren’t ideal because their masses vary widely. Nevertheless,...

Toni Myers, Who Turned Astronauts Into Filmmakers, Dies at 75

After moving to New York in 1965, she met Graeme Ferguson, who within a few years would be one of the developers of Imax technology. She moved to England for a time, working for, among others, the Beatles’...

Virgin Galactic Rocket Plane Reaches Edge of Space

This was Virgin Galactic’s fifth supersonic-powered test flight. The venture marked another step forward in a new kind of space race. Source link

How Israel’s Moon Lander Got to the Launchpad

The United States and the former Soviet Union sent robotic landers to the moon beginning in 1966, part of the space race that culminated with the Apollo 11 astronauts stepping foot on the moon in 1969. In 2013,...

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