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Archive for September 12th, 2020

Astra may make 2nd orbital launch attempt this year after test flight failure

September 12th, 2020 by

Friday night’s launch failure was apparently caused by a software issue that should be relatively straightforward to fix, Astra representatives said.

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On This Day in Space: Sept. 12, 1992: Mae Jemison Becomes 1st African-American woman in space

September 12th, 2020 by

On Sept. 12, 1992, NASA astronaut Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman in space. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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The smoke from US West Coast wildfires is visible from nearly 1 million miles away (photo)

September 12th, 2020 by

The smoke wafting from the wildfires raging across the Western United States is a wrenching sight, even from nearly a million miles away.

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Amateur astronomer discovers large asteroid that flew by Earth this week

September 12th, 2020 by

An amateur astronomer from Brazil discovered the large, “potentially hazardous” asteroid that safely passed by Earth this week on Thursday (Sept. 10).

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Astra’s 1st orbital test launch fails during first-stage engine burn

September 12th, 2020 by

Astra launched its first orbital test mission tonight (Sept. 11), sending its two-stage Rocket 3.1 skyward from the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Alaska.

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