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Archive for December 23rd, 2020

Santa Claus snags FAA license for commercial mission to space station

December 23rd, 2020 by

We’ll apparently see one more big private spaceflight milestone before 2020 is done.

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China says it’s open to sharing moon rocks as Chang’e 5 samples head to the lab

December 23rd, 2020 by

China has recovered the lunar samples collected by the daring Chang’e 5 mission and now work is underway to get the materials to the laboratory for science — and for sharing.

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The International Space Station is now home to the world’s 1st commercial airlock

December 23rd, 2020 by

The International Space Station is now sporting a shiny new piece of hardware.

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Lego wants to see your ‘Star Wars’ holiday creations

December 23rd, 2020 by

In the days after Disney Plus wrapped up the second season of “The Mandalorian,” Lego is offering some special Force-themed activities for the holidays.

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On This Day in Space! Dec. 24, 1978: Venera 11 spacecraft lands on Venus

December 23rd, 2020 by

On Dec. 24, 1978, Venera 11 landed on Venus. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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On This Day in Space! Dec. 23, 1672: Giovanni Cassini discovers Saturn’s moon Rhea

December 23rd, 2020 by

On Dec. 23, 1672, Italian astronomer Giovanni Cassini discovered Rhea, Saturn’s second-largest moon. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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