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At Astra Space, failure is an option

Astra Space performs a test on its rocket outside its headquarters in Alameda, Calif. [credit: Astra Space ] ALAMEDA, Calif.—Toward the end of an interview on Tuesday morning, Adam London finally came out and admitted it. “Honestly, we’re building a pretty boring rocket.” This is by design, of course. His company Astra Space, which just emerged from stealth mode this ...

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After an amazing decade in space, these are humanity’s top achievements

Enlarge / This image may provide a clue to our top space mission of the decade. (credit: SpaceX) As we approach the end of the 2010s, it’s been fun to contemplate the coolest, most daring, and most significant feats of spaceflight during the last decade. Such an exercise leads inexorably to a simple conclusion—humans from around the world have done ...

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Space-grade CPUs: How do you send more computing power into space?

Mars beckons. (credit: NASA) Phobos-Grunt, perhaps the most ambitious deep space mission ever attempted by Russia, crashed down into the ocean at the beginning of 2012. The spacecraft was supposed to land on the battered Martian moon Phobos, gather soil samples, and get them back to Earth. Instead, it ended up helplessly drifting in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for a ...

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Hello Dr Kate Rubins, why conduct your researches in space? What is there in space that you need for your research? Best regards.

spidernana93 said: Hello Dr Kate Rubins, why conduct your researches in space? What is there in space that you need for your research? Best regards. Answer: NASA

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To the Moon and Beyond: Why Our SLS Rocket Is Designed for Deep Space

It will take incredible power to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon’s South Pole by 2024.  That’s where America’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket comes in to play. Providing more… NASA

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@NASA chief Jim Bridenstine has doubled down on his claim that the space agency will be able to land humans on Mars in t…

@NASA chief Jim Bridenstine has doubled down on his claim that the space agency will be able to land humans on Mars in the 2030s, going so far as to say it could even be done by the middle of that decade. Fox News (@foxnews) • Instagram photos and videos

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Our New Mission to Study Where Earth Meets Space Is About to Launch

We’re two days from launching ICON — short for Ionospheric Connection Explorer — a mission to explore the dynamic region where Earth meets space: the ionosphere. Earth’s ionosphere stretches from 50… NASA

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We’re On a Mission to Study The Zone Where Earth Meets Space!

We’re launching ICON — short for Ionospheric Connection Explorer — a mission to explore the dynamic region where Earth meets space: the ionosphere! Earth’s ionosphere stretches from 50 to 400 miles… NASA

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