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Archive for April, 2021

Solar System Planets: Order of the 8 (or 9) Planets

April 30th, 2021 by

There used to be nine planets. Now there are eight, or maybe there are nine after all. Whichever you prefer, here is a list of them in the order they appear in the solar system.

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China’s new space station will need 10 more launches to complete

April 30th, 2021 by

The Wednesday (April 28) launch of the Tianhe core module will be followed by a series of cargo and crew liftoffs aimed at completing the construction of China’s space station by the end of 2022.

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SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts will return to Earth Sunday after weather delay

April 30th, 2021 by

NASA and SpaceX have delayed the return to Earth for four astronauts on the Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station until Sunday (May 2) due to bad weather.

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NASA extends Mars helicopter Ingenuity’s high-flying mission on Red Planet

April 30th, 2021 by

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity will keep flying for an additional 30 days (at least), the agency announced today (April 30).

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Mars helicopter Ingenuity goes faster and farther than ever on 4th flight

April 30th, 2021 by

Ingenuity aced its fourth-ever Martian flight this morning (April 30), going farther and faster than it ever had before.

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SpaceX may attempt to launch its Starship SN15 rocket in Texas soon

April 30th, 2021 by

SpaceX may launch its latest Starship prototype from the company’s Starbase test site in South Texas soon, but exactly when is unclear.

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