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Watch a NASA moon rover complete a lunar obstacle course (video)

When it comes to space rovers, it’s been all about Mars for NASA — save for the Apollo-era Lunar Roving Vehicle. But that’s about to change with the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program. The initiative will see quite a few machines, including rovers, delivered to the moon over the next few years. One of …

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NASA is launching its new mega-rocket to shoot a spaceship around the moon this month. Here’s what to expect.

Loading Something is loading. NASA is finally set to launch its new mega-rocket, shooting an Orion spaceship designed for astronauts around the moon, at the end of this month. In a bid to return astronauts to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972, NASA has spent 17 years and an estimated $50 billion …

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“Cosmic collision”: A stunning photo of the galactic merging of two galaxies is a preview of what scientists say is to come for the Milky Way

One of the universe’s most spectacular events, a galactic merger, has been observed 60 million light-years away near the Virgo constellation. New photos that show two galaxies on the cusp of colliding, as they were about 60 million years ago, and scientists say it’s a preview of what’s to come for our own galaxy, the …

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NASA opens up Artemis moon missions to all astronauts

The Artemis Team is no more. NASA will consider every agency astronaut for Artemis moon missions when it makes seat assignments, the agency announced Friday (Aug. 8). This initiative rolls back a 2020 announcement that selected 18 astronauts for these missions, which NASA then called “the Artemis Team.” “The way I look at it, any …

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Gigantic Crowds Expected for Inaugural Launch of NASA’s Mega Rocket

Spectators watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis blasting off on July 8, 2011. The launch was the 135th and final Space Shuttle launch for NASA. Photo: Phil Sandlin (AP) NASA’s SLS rocket is slated to launch for the first time in just three weeks, rumbling off the launch pad with 8.8 million pounds of thrust. There …

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