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SpaceX Crew Dragon nails crucial test: Docking with ISS

NASA hopes for the Crew Dragon and a Boeing-built capsule called Starliner, will begin flying US astronauts later this year and end the US year-long confidence in Russia to bring the crew to and from the International Space Station. [19659002] Crew Dragons first test mission was launched early Saturday and a risky and decisive test came on Sunday morning when …

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JPL researchers analyze the advantages and disadvantages of science in dystopic drama IO

<img src = "https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/io25-800×537.jpg" alt = "Micah (Anthony Mackie) and Sam (Margaret Qualley) are two of the last humans on a poisonous soil in the Netflix original film IO . "/> Magnify / Micah (Anthony Mackie) and Sam (Margaret Qualley) are two of the last humans on a poisonous soil in Netflix's original film IO . Much of humanity has …

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SpaceX's New Crew Capsule Acxes Space Station Docking

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – SpaceX's new crew capsule has arrived at the International Space Station, and held its second milestone in just over a day. No one was on board the Dragon Capsule launched Saturday on their first test flight, just an instrumented dummy. But the three station's astronauts had prime locations where the dragon nicely sank Sunday morning …

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Scientists see evidence of underground lakes on Mars

by FRANK JORDANS, The Associated Press This immortal photo provided by the European Space Agency, ESA, depicts the Mars surface. Scientists say images of martian craters taken by European and American space probes show that it was probably once a global system of underground lakes. (NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS via AP) BERLIN (AP) – Scientists say images of craters …

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Boeing engineers talk Starliner as test start approaching

As a thrill based on the return of human spaceflight to the US and Florida specifically, and after SpaceX's test launch from Cape Canaveral early on Saturday, Boeing engineers switch to a test launch of their own capsule Starliner. Starliner is set for a test mission from the Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station next month. "This is …

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SpaceX launches today: SpaceX launches Crew Dragon test flight to space station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stretched into space early Saturday, reinforcing the company's first Crew Dragon spacecraft on an unilateral test flight and opening a new era of US spaceflight. It marked the first launch of a commercially-developed capsule designed to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The enlightenment of the deep night over the sky for …

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Crew capsule rockets against space station with test dummy

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – America's newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday against the International Space Station on a high test flight of SpaceX. The only passenger was a lifetime test dummy named Ripley after the protagonist of the "Alien" movie. SpaceX must nail the debut of his crew Dragon capsule before putting people on board later this year. The …

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Climate science's "grandfather" leaves a last warning for the earth

Breaking News Emails Get urgent news alerts and special reports. March 3, 2019, 10:34 GMT By James Rainey Having struggled with heart disease for decades, the famous climate scientist Wallace Smith Broecker had clarified that he was acutely aware of his own mortality. So when he sat in front of a video camera to play a final message to his …

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