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Japanese space capsule carrying pristine asteroid samples lands in Australia

December 5th, 2020 by

A small capsule bearing pristine pieces of the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu touched down today (Dec. 5) in the Outback of South Australia.

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Tissue chips and organoids: SpaceX is launching lots of science to space for NASA on Sunday

December 5th, 2020 by

SpaceX’s next resupply mission to the International Space Station, scheduled to launch Sunday (Dec. 6), will carry a host of science gear to the astronauts living and working on the orbiting lab.

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We may be in a ‘golden age’ of sample-return space missions

December 5th, 2020 by

Modern astronomy is going through a new chapter of sample-retrieval missions, which started with the Apollo program.

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Japan is bringing pieces of an asteroid to Earth today. Here’s how to watch online.

December 5th, 2020 by

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft is about to deliver a precious sample of asteroid dust to Earth late Friday, Dec. 4 (EST), and you can watch the event live.

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Watch live now: Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission returning asteroid samples to Earth

December 5th, 2020 by

The return capsule of Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission is scheduled to land in Australia around 12:47 p.m. EST (1747 GMT) on Dec. 5. Watch it live here!

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Watch live Saturday: SpaceX launching Dragon cargo ship to space station @ 11:39 am ET

December 5th, 2020 by

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 11:39 a.m. EST (1639 GMT). Watch it live here!

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