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NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission will use a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX has won the contract for NASA's Psyche mission, and it's using the Falcon Heavy rocket to launch the spacecraft and ferry it to its target asteroid. NASA first approved plans to visit Psyche back in 2017 before finalizing them … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA’s InSight probe is still struggling to crack the surface of Mars

It's been a rough few weeks on Mars for NASA's InSight lander. After overcoming a major hurdle and getting its drill running again a few weeks ago, a new problem has arisen – its heat probe has popped right out … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA’s much-delayed James Web Space Telescope has finally been assembled

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was initially scheduled for a 2018 launch but suffered a series of delays due to the intricacy of construction it required. As the most complex telescope built to date, the number of parts needed and … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA’s plan to return to the moon with Project Artemis

On July 21, 1969, the first humans set foot on the moon. With Neil Armstrong's simple words, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," the world changed irrevocably. For a few hours, we existed on multiple worlds. … Read the rest of this entry

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The Morning After: NASA’s struggle to keep its Voyager probes working in space

Welcome to July 15th! For most of us, the summer has begun, so what better time to offer our new guide to outdoor gear for places that don't have WiFi (gasp!). As we do some preparatory stretches for Prime Day … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA’s LEMUR robot escaped Death Valley in its last field test

While rovers like Curiosity are doing a bang-up job exploring extraterrestrial terrain, they don't have the capability to scale cliffs and other hard-to-reach places. That's a job best left to climbing robots like LEMUR, a technology developed by eng… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX launches NASA’s planet-finding spacecraft TESS

NASA's new planet-hunting Kepler successor TESS is on its way to orbit. SpaceX has successfully launched the spacecraft after scrubbing its first attempt on Monday to review and analyze its guidance, navigation and control systems. The Falcon 9 rocke… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA’s latest tech investments include shapeshifters and biobots

NASA is no stranger to backing unusual technology if it'll help with exploring the cosmos, and its latest move is proof of that adventurous mindset. The administration has invested in 25 "early-stage" tech proposals that could improve both human and… … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA’s Cassini probe bids farewell to Saturn with epic image

NASA's Cassini spacecraft was always destined to be a doomed hero. After two decades in space, diligently exploring Saturn and its many strange and beautiful moons, operators deliberately crashed the spacecraft into the planet to make sure the moons… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Watch NASA’s first 360-degree live stream of a rocket launch

Rocket launch videos are typically captured from afar, putting you in the shoes of a spectator in the crowd. NASA's live coverage of an Orbital Cygnus spacecraft's ISS resupply mission, however, will take you to the launch pad itself. For … Read the rest of this entry

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