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Archive for February 13th, 2021

In photos: SpaceX’s Starship SN9 prototype soars 10 km, crash-lands in Texas

February 13th, 2021 by

SpaceX launched its Starship SN9 prototype on a 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) test flight that ended with a boom on Feb. 2, 2021. See photos of the epic test in this gallery.

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China’s Yutu 2 rover finds ‘milestone’ on far side of the moon

February 13th, 2021 by

China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft are back in action for a 27th lunar day on the far side of the moon, but its the discoveries from its day that have scientists excited.

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Preparations for weightlessness both excite and scare the Valoria 2 crew — Commander’s Report: sol 2

February 13th, 2021 by

The Valoria 2 crew jumped straight into intense space mission training, including preparations for weightlessness, as soon as they arrived on simulated Mars at HI-SEAS. Commander Musilova reports on the mixture of stress and laughter the crew is going through during their first few days on mission.

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