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Rocket Lab Scrubs Launch of Experimental DARPA Military Satellite

The small-satellite launch company Rocket Lab called off the planned flight of an experimental satellite for the U.S. military Sunday (March 24) due to a video transmitter issue. 

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NASA instruments image fireball over Bering Sea

On Dec. 18, 2018, a large "fireball—the term used for exceptionally bright meteors that are visible over a wide area—exploded about 16 miles (26 kilometers) above the Bering Sea. The explosion ...

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Testing the value of artificial gravity for astronaut health

Test subjects in Cologne, Germany will take to their beds for 60 days from 25 March as part of a groundbreaking study, funded by European Space Agency ESA and US space agency NASA, into how ...

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Red Bull’s Fake Meteor Had L.A. Residents Concerned

You may have seen aliens landing and meteors crashing in Los Angeles in many movies that are also made in the town as well, but many L.A. residents got concerned earlier this week when they ...

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Vega Rocket Takes Earth-Watching PRISMA Satellite to Space

On March 21, a European Vega rocket launched a new Earth-watching satellite for the Italian Space Agency, which will help scientists monitor the planet’s environmental state. The PRISMA ...

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More Boeing problems: Another space vehicle it’s building for NASA is significantly delayed

The latest date for the first test of Boeing's Starliner capsule was to be in April, which was already pushed back repeatedly. Now that first flight — a test mission without any astronauts on ...

Fri 22 Mar 19 from The Washington Post

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NASA is Sending a Helicopter to Mars

When the Mars 2020 rover lands on the Red Planet in early 2021, it will carry with it a small helicopter, the first human craft to fly on another planet. Until now, Mars has hosted orbiters, ...

Fri 22 Mar 19 from Discover Magazine

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ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name

The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing – and been given a name.

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It was 50 years ago today …

The year 1969 was a big one for NASA.

Wed 20 Mar 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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