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Archive for December 12th, 2020

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suffers apparent abort in 1st launch from Spaceport America

December 12th, 2020 by

Virgin Galactic’s first SpaceShipTwo test launch from its Spaceport America home experienced an apparent launch abort shortly after engine ignition Saturday (Dec. 12).

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The coronavirus pandemic will leave some eclipse chasers in the dark for the total solar eclipse of 2020

December 12th, 2020 by

On Monday (Dec. 14), a total solar eclipse will sweep across South America’s cone, from Chile to Argentina.

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The coronavirus pandemic will leave eclipse chasers in the dark for the total solar eclipse of 2020

December 12th, 2020 by

On Monday (Dec. 14), a total solar eclipse will sweep across South America’s cone, from Chile to Argentina.

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Total solar eclipse of 2020 prompts launch delay for Rocket Lab

December 12th, 2020 by

The moon and sun have conspired to keep Rocket Lab on the ground for an extra day.

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On This Day in Space! Dec. 12, 1967: Pioneer 8 launches on mission to study the sun

December 12th, 2020 by

On Dec. 12, 1967, NASA launched the Pioneer 8 spacecraft on a mission to study the sun. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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Israel will aim for the moon again in 2024 with Beresheet 2 mission

December 12th, 2020 by

The new Israeli Beresheet 2 moon spacecraft is go for a 2024 landing.

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