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Space Exploration Apr 04, 2019

ESA boosts startup to the Moon

European Space Agency operations specialists are helping flight planners at new European space startup PTScientists, headquartered in Berlin, pilot their way to the moon.

Space Exploration Apr 15, 2019

Israeli nonprofit vows new moon mission after 1st crashes

The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing has vowed to create a second mission to steer a privately funded spacecraft onto the moon.

Space Exploration Mar 29, 2019

ESA and NASA to team up on lunar science

ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, David Parker, and Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, signed a Statement of Intent to coordinate joint science research about the ...

Space Exploration Mar 27, 2019

Pioneering Russian cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky dies at age 84

Russia's space agency says pioneering Soviet-era cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, who made the first of his three flights to space in 1963, has died at age 84.

Space Exploration Apr 04, 2019

Curiosity captured two solar eclipses on Mars

When NASA's Curiosity Mars rover landed in 2012, it brought along eclipse glasses. The solar filters on its Mast Camera (Mastcam) allow it to stare directly at the Sun. Over the past few weeks, Curiosity has been putting ...

Space Exploration Apr 12, 2019

Israeli team assesses what went wrong with lunar landing

The team behind the Israeli spacecraft that crashed into the moon moments before touchdown was working Friday to try and piece together what derailed the ambitious mission, which sought to make history as the first privately ...

Space Exploration Apr 02, 2019

Europa Clipper high-gain antenna undergoes testing

It probably goes without saying, but this isn't your everyday satellite dish.

Plants & Animals Apr 15, 2019

What makes a jellyfish?

Translucent jellyfish, colorful corals and waving sea anemones have very different bodies but all fall on the same big branch in the animal family tree. Jellyfish actually start out anchored to the sea floor, just like corals ...

Space Exploration Apr 12, 2019

10 things you should know about planetary defense

1. Why Asteroids Impact Earth

Space Exploration Apr 12, 2019

SpaceX launches mega rocket, lands all three boosters

SpaceX launched its second supersized rocket and for the first time landed all three boosters Thursday, a year after sending up a sports car on the initial test flight.

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