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Archive for February 12th, 2021

China’s Tianwen-1 Mars probe captures epic video of Red Planet during orbital arrival

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China has released epic video footage from the Tianwen-1 spacecraft as it made a close approach to Mars this week.

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Virgin Galactic stands down from Saturday test flight for more technical checks

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Virgin Galactic had been targeting Saturday (Feb. 13) for the next crewed test flight of its latest suborbital SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity. But that’s not going to happen.

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Watch Space Settlement 2021 from the National Space Society today (encore webcast)

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The National Space Society’s Space Settlement 2021 event will stream on Saturday (Feb. 13), with Space.com simulcasting as a media partner.

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How to watch Space Settlement 2021 from the National Space Society this weekend (encore webcast)

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The National Space Society’s Space Settlement 2021 event will stream on Saturday (Feb. 13), with Space.com simulcasting as a media partner.

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On This Day in Space! Feb. 15, 2013: Meteor explodes over Chelyabinsk, Russia

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On Feb. 15, 2013, a small asteroid exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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On This Day in Space! Feb. 14, 1990: Voyager 1 takes solar system ‘Family Portrait’

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On Feb. 14, 1990, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft took the first family portrait of the solar system! See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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