Space Exploration News

Google-sponsored private moon race delayed for the fourth time

Competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize now have until 31 March 2018 to land a spacecraft on the moon

17 hours ago from Newscientist

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NASA protects its super heroes from space weather

It's not a bird or a plane but it might be a solar storm. We like to think of astronauts as our super heroes, but the reality is astronauts are not built like Superman who gains strength from ...

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Voyager Golden Records 40 years later: Real audience was always here on Earth

The true purpose of these messages to alien life was to inspire a certain self-image for humanity.

10 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to three spots

Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean, through new satellite and drift analysis of ...

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Image: Europe's largest vacuum chamber, the Large Space Simulator

An external view of Europe's largest vacuum chamber, the Large Space Simulator, which subjects entire satellites to space-like conditions ahead of launch. This 15 m-high and 10 m-diameter chamber ...

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Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life

NASA's Mars 2020 mission, which will look for signs of past life on Mars, will use smart methods originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according the mission's Deputy Project ...

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SpaceX Dragon delivers scientific bounty to space station

A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, delivering a bonanza of science experiments.

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NASA's LRO team wants you to wave at the moon

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team invites the public to wave at the Moon on Aug. 21 as LRO turns its camera toward Earth.

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Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years.

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The Royal Navy's largest-ever warship comes home for the first time

The Royal Navy's largest-ever warship came home today for the first time, as HMS Queen Elizabeth entered her new homeport of Portsmouth. The 65,000-tonne (71,650-ton) aircraft carrier ...

12 hours ago from Gizmag

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