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‘Apollo: Missions to the Moon’ documentary includes unheard audio

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing is coming up, and the National Geographic channel is determined to mark the occasion in style. It's premiering its Apollo: Missions to the Moon documentary in July, and this isn't just a rehas...

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NASA begins search for partners to help land astronauts on the Moon

NASA is taking the next big step toward eventually putting astronauts back on the Moon. The space agency is seeking US-based partners to develop reusable systems for landing astronauts on the Moon, and it will support studies and related work on developing these technologies. NASA published a formal request for proposals yesterday and will be accepting them through March 25

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2018 was the hottest year yet behind 2015, 2016, and 2017

If you spent much time outside last summer and thought that it wasn’t that hot in past years, you were right. NASA and NOAA have announced that the global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880.

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NASA attempts to force Opportunity rover to phone home

Engineers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California have started transmission a new set of commands to the Opportunity rover to try and get the rover to phone home. NASA promised that it would reassess the situation for the rover this month in October of last year, and is making good on that promise

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Blue Origin’s latest New Shepard test flight hauled NASA experiments

Private aerospace company Blue Origin successfully carried out an uncrewed test flight today, marking the tenth time the Jeff Bezos-backed company has managed to send its reusable New Shepard rocket to space and recover it. This test was particularly...

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft snaps image of two massive storms on Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back a new image of Jupiter showing two huge storms currently taking place on the planet.

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SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its staff to fund projects

SpaceX is letting around 10 percent of its 6,000-plus employees go, according Reuters and Ars Technica. The private space corporation previously said it's been profitable for years, thanks to lucrative contracts from clients that include NASA and the...

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OSIRIS-REx NavCam 1 image shows the Earth, moon, and asteroid Bennu

Back in September of 2016, NASA launched a spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx that went off without a hitch. The mission of the spacecraft was to make a flyby of an asteroid called Bennu, grab a sample of the Asteroid, and return it to Earth for study

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NASA releases first clear images of distant Kuiper Belt object

NASA's New Horizons team has released the promised first images from its history-making flyby of (486958) 2014 MU69, and they're already shedding some light on the early Solar System -- while also raising some questions. The snapshots, captured from...

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NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft breaks record with asteroid orbit

On New Year’s Eve, while the rest of the world was celebrating the approach of 2019, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft broke a new record after successfully entering into the closest orbit to ever take place. The milestone event involved the asteroid Bennu, a relatively small space rock located about 70 million miles from Earth

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