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NASA’s Perseverance rover spots piece of its own landing gear on Mars

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"It’s a piece of a thermal blanket that they think may have come from my descent stage, the rocket-powered jetpack that set me down on landing day back in 2021," the team back on Earth tweeted Wednesday. 

NASA’s Earth-observing TROPICS satellites presumably lost as Astra rocket fails to make orbit

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Astra’s small, 45-foot Rocket 3.3 was launched from Space Launch Complex 46 shortly after 1:40 p.m. local time in Cape Canaveral, Florida with two of NASA's Earth-observing satellites called TROPICS.    The...

SpaceX to launch NASA’s Crew-4 astronauts to International Space Station

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The SpaceX Crew-4 astronaut mission is scheduled to launch at 3:52 a.m. ET from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It should arrive at the ISS at 8:15 p.m. ET.  The launch will be carried live on NASA TV. ...

NASA’s third attempt at crucial moon mission test delayed to Tuesday due to malfunctioning valve

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NASA announced Saturday that a crucial moon mission test has again been delayed and is now scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The space agency was scheduled to begin a prelaunch test for NASA's Artemis I mission to the ...

NASA’s Artemis I mega moon rocket test stopped for second time

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The second attempt at the final, crucial prelaunch test for NASA's Artemis I mission to the moon was scrubbed on Monday. The wet dress rehearsal, as NASA calls it, simulates every stage of launch without the rocket...

First female director appointed for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. For the first time in its 85-year history, NASA's Jet Propulsion Labo...

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will launch a million miles to unwrap and explore the distant past

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In a May interview with Fox News, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that the agency's James Webb Space Telescope will "peer back in time" 13.35 billion years. Telescopes like James Webb and its predecessor, the Hub...

Bread baking, fresh strawberries claim top spots in NASA’s Deep Space Food Challenge

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. A dinner of Mars-grown vegetables, bread baked on a shuttle, and inse...

NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot twice. This is what it found out

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Scientists revealed the latest discoveries on Jupiter, including surprising findings about the planet's Great Red Spot and the cyclonic storms swirling at the poles, in a NASA press conference on Thursday. The Grea...

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rovers readies to begin sampling process

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The agency's Southern California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said that the rover was searching for a scientifically interesting rock target in Jezero Crater's "Cratered Floor Fractured Rough." The "Cratered...

8 pivotal moments from NASA’s Space Shuttle Program

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Today through July 21 marks one decade since the last NASA space shuttle flight, with the Atlantis shuttle launching on July 8, 2011, to spend 13 days partly delivering supplies to the International Space Station. O...

NASA’s Juno mission captures first closeup images of Jupiter’s largest moon in a generation

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The largest moon in our solar system got its first close-up in more than 20 years on Monday. NASA's Juno mission took the images as it swung within 645 miles (1,038 kilometers) of Ganymede's surface during a flyby,...

NASA’s VIPER rover to look for water, resources on moon

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The Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, also known as VIPER, would search the planet for ice and other resources on and below its surface that could potentially be harvested for long-term exploration in ...

Ingenuity has flown on Mars; what’s next in NASA’s Perseverance mission?

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Following Monday's historic event, the solar-powered rotorcraft will attempt up to four more flights during a period of fewer than 30 days.  NASA INGENUITY MARS HELICOPTER MAKES HISTORY WITH FIRST POWERED, CONTROLLED...

NASA’s JPL and DHS develop tech to help locate firefighters inside burning buildings

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On Tuesday, the agencies announced the development of the Precision Outdoor and Indoor Navigation and Tracking for Emergency Responders (POINTER) system, which was devised to help locate and track firefighters inside...

NASA’s DC headquarters is being renamed for ‘Hidden Figures’ scientist Mary Jackson

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. The name of Mary Jackson, NASA's first African American femal...

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