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Archive for September 25th, 2020

Space Force OKs used SpaceX rockets for upcoming GPS satellite launches

September 25th, 2020 by

SpaceX just signed a contract modification with the U.S. Space Force that allows two upcoming GPS satellite launches to use Falcon 9 rockets with preflown first stages — a first for national-security missions.

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NASA’s new $23 million space toilet is ready for launch

September 25th, 2020 by

The bathroom on the International Space System is getting a major upgrade with a new, high-tech, compact space toilet to be delivered next week.

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SpaceX fires up in-space version of Starship’s Raptor engine for 1st time (video)

September 25th, 2020 by

The first vacuum Raptor — the in-space version of Starship’s Raptor engine — blazed up in a debut test at SpaceX’s development facility in McGregor, Texas.

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On This Day in Space: Sept. 25, 2008: China launches its 3rd human spaceflight mission

September 25th, 2020 by

On Sept. 25, 2008, China’s space program launched its third human spaceflight mission, Shenzhou 7. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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NASA gearing up for epic asteroid-sampling maneuver next month

September 25th, 2020 by

The OSIRIS-REx probe is scheduled to pull off NASA’s first-ever asteroid-sampling operation on Oct. 20, snagging precious dirt and gravel from a carbon-rich space rock called Bennu.

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Are some black holes wormholes in disguise? Gamma-ray blasts may shed clues.

September 25th, 2020 by

Unusual flashes of gamma rays could reveal that what appear to be giant black holes are actually huge wormholes, a new study finds.

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