Space

SpaceX to Kick off Three-Launch Week With Monday Morning Starlink Commute

B1058 has two prior launches and two prior ASDS landings to its credit. Tomorrow morning, it aims to secure three for three on both. Photo Credit: Jeff Seibert/AmericaSpace More than a week later than originally planned, a previously-flown SpaceX Falcon 9 core stands primed on historic Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, ready to deliver another ...

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Green Run Test 6 Set to Begin Next Week, As Stennis Aims for Early November Hot Fire

Half-shrouded in trusswork, the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage is pictured in the B-2 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Miss., earlier this month. Photo Credit: NASA After an uncertain and tragic year for us all, NASA’s efforts to prepare the core stage of the first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for its forthcoming ...

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NASA’s new Mars rover will use X-rays to hunt fossils

(22 September 2020 – JPL) NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has a challenging road ahead: After having to make it through the harrowing entry, descent, and landing phase of the mission on Feb. 18, 2021, it will begin searching for traces of microscopic life from billions of years back. That’s why it’s packing PIXL, a precision X-ray device powered by ...

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