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Archive for December 22nd, 2020

NASA receives $23.3 billion for 2021 fiscal year in Congress’ omnibus spending bill: Report

December 22nd, 2020 by

NASA's Artemis program to land humans on the moon by 2024 faces fresh challenges after a fiscal 2021 NASA spending bill allocated less money to the human landing system than what the agency requested.

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China launches Long March 8 rocket on debut flight, plans for reusable booster

December 22nd, 2020 by

China successfully launched the first Long March 8 rocket late Monday (Dec. 21), kicking off a line of boosters that will eventually be reusable.

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Are secret oceans hiding on the moons of Uranus?

December 22nd, 2020 by

The moons of Uranus could be sloshing with oceans hiding just below the surface.

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Rare ‘great conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn wows skywatchers around the world

December 22nd, 2020 by

Saturn and Jupiter shared a rare “great conjunction” on Dec. 21 that thrilled skywatchers around the world.

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On This Day in Space! Dec. 22, 1966: 1st flight of the HL-10 lifting body

December 22nd, 2020 by

On Dec. 22, 1966, the HL-10 Lifting Body took its first flight.
See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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Rubin Observatory and Google will store astronomy data in the cloud

December 22nd, 2020 by

The new Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile has announced a three-year agreement with Google to host data from astronomy observations in the cloud.

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