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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Astronauts Headed to International Space Station

“NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts are in orbit following their launch to the International Space Station on the third commercial crew rotation mission aboard the microgravity laboratory. The international crew of astronauts lifted off at 9:03 p.m. EST …

SpaceX crew launch marks 600 space travelers in 60 years

“A SpaceX rocket carried four astronauts into orbit Wednesday night, including the 600th person to reach space in 60 years. The repeatedly delayed flight occurred just two days after SpaceX brought four other astronauts home from the International Space Station …

NASA’s Juno: Science Results Offer First 3D View of Jupiter Atmosphere

“New findings from NASA’s Juno probe orbiting Jupiter provide a fuller picture of how the planet’s distinctive and colorful atmospheric features offer clues about the unseen processes below its clouds. The results highlight the inner workings of the …

China launches Shenzhou 13 astronauts on their Tiangong space station mission

“China’s Shenzhou 13 spacecraft left Earth at 12.24am on Saturday, taking its three-person crew – including the country’s second female astronaut – to spend the next six months assembling the Tiangong space station. The craft blasted off from the …

With First Martian Samples Packed, Perseverance Initiates Remarkable Sample Return Mission

“NASA, along with the European Space Agency, is developing a campaign to return the Martian samples to Earth. On Sept. 1, NASA’s Perseverance rover unfurled its arm, placed a drill bit at the Martian surface, and drilled about 2 …

Fly by Mercury with this stunning new video from the BepiColombo spacecraft

“The European and Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft made the closest ever measurements of the magnetic field of Mercury above the planet’s southern hemisphere as it zoomed past, snapping epic selfies along the way. European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace …

Working Overtime: NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock Completes Mission

“Geared toward improving spacecraft navigation, the technology demonstration operated far longer than planned and broke the stability record for atomic clocks in space. For more than two years, NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock has been pushing the timekeeping frontiers …

2,800 RPM Spin a Success, but Flight 14 Delayed to Post Conjunction

“It’s been an eventful several Martian days, or sols, since our last blog post, so we wanted to provide everyone with an update on where things stand on Mars. In our last post, we explained that we were getting …

NASA’s Mars Fleet Lies Low With Sun Between Earth and Red Planet

“The missions will continue collecting data about the Red Planet, though engineers back on Earth will stop sending commands to them until mid-October. NASA will stand down from commanding its Mars missions for the next few weeks while Earth and …

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Cameras Capture Mars Like Never Before

“Scientists tap into an array of imagers aboard the six-wheeled explorer to get a big picture of the Red Planet. NASA’s Perseverance rover has been exploring Jezero Crater for more than 217 Earth days (211 Martian days, or sols …