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Archive for December 18th, 2020

‘Guardians’ of the galaxy: Space Force personnel get a name

December 18th, 2020 by

If you thought the U.S. Space Force sounded pretty sci-fi before, well, the ante has been upped.

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When traditions bring the crew together on the moon — Commander’s report: Lunar day 6

December 18th, 2020 by

Commander Musilova describes the traditions the Sensoria M3 created on the moon and brought with them from Earth for the crew to bond during their simulated lunar mission at the HI-SEAS habitat.

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‘Greenland’ director studied the science of comets to prepare for disaster film

December 18th, 2020 by

The director of the new comet-impact Hollywood film “Greenland” says he tried to become his “own afficionado” in researching the science of small bodies in space.

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OneWeb launches 36 internet satellites into orbit on Soyuz rocket

December 18th, 2020 by

A Soyuz rocket launched 36 new satellites into orbit for OneWeb on Friday (Dec. 18), resuming the company's assembly of a high-speed internet constellation after its emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy under new ownership.

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NASA adds Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket as a launcher for future missions

December 18th, 2020 by

Blue Origin’s future New Glenn rocket will join NASA’s fleet of commercial launch vehicles for flights in the mid-2020s, the agency and company have announced.

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‘Great Conjunction’ 2020: NASA tips to see Jupiter and Saturn shine as a ‘Christmas Star’

December 18th, 2020 by

Jupiter and Saturn will align in the night sky on Dec. 21 in an event astronomers call the “great conjunction” marking the planets’ closest encounter in nearly 400 years.

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