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Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back.

Fri 14 Dec 18 from BBC News

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Australia is still listening to Voyager 2 as NASA confirms the probe is now in interstellar space

NASA has confirmed that Voyager 2 has joined its twin to become only the second spacecraft to enter interstellar space – where the sun's flow of material and magnetic field no longer affect ...

Tue 11 Dec 18 from

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First close-up look shows asteroid Bennu is a holey watery world

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission arrived at Bennu on 3 December, and its first results show that the asteroid is chock-full of water and covered in huge boulders

Tue 11 Dec 18 from Newscientist

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Preparing for discovery with NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Weeks after Parker Solar Probe made the closest-ever approach to a star, the science data from the first solar encounter is just making its way into the hands of the mission's scientists. It's ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from

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Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station

Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from

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China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from

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What Does Mars Sound Like? InSight Just Recorded Martian Wind

On November 26, NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on Mars. Though the probe’s main goal is to ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Discover Magazine

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Watch the Air and Space Museum’s Apollo 8 Anniversary Celebration Live

Astronaut James Lovell and others will speak

Tue 11 Dec 18 from TIME

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InSight Mars lander takes its first selfie

NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie—a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from

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Virgin Galactic Has Launched its SpaceShipTwo Into Space

Launching Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic has followed through with their ambitious goal to launch their SpaceShipTwo vehicle into space before Christmas. Today, the aerospace company successfully ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Discover Magazine

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