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Watch live @ 4 pm ET: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft departs asteroid Bennu, heads back to Earth

May 10th, 2021 by

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will depart asteroid Bennu and begin its journey back to Earth today (May 10), and you can follow it live here, courtesy of NASA.

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Listen live: NASA, Axiom to talk private mission to International Space Station

May 10th, 2021 by

NASA and Axiom Space will discuss the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station in a teleconference today (May 10).

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China’s huge rocket that fell from space highlights debris risk of uncontrolled reentries

May 10th, 2021 by

After a huge Chinese rocket plummeted apparently into the ocean, NASA’s new administrator condemned the country’s use of launch technology that makes uncontrolled reentries from orbit.

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Surprise meteor shower! ‘Finlay-id’ ‘shooting stars’ will appear for the first time in 2021.

May 10th, 2021 by

A never-before-seen meteor shower will sprinkle tiny pieces of comet dust over Earth’s southernmost regions later this year.

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NASA’s asteroid-sampling mission will bid farewell to asteroid Bennu today

May 10th, 2021 by

After more than two years circling a lumpy space rock called Bennu, it’s finally time for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to head back to Earth with a full load precious cargo: pieces of an asteroid.

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On This Day in Space! May 10, 1967: M2-F2 lifting body crashes

May 10th, 2021 by

On May 10, 1967, a NASA research aircraft known as the wingless M2-F2 lifting body crashed on Rogers Dry Lakebed at the Dryden Flight Research Center in California. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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