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Oct 21, 2020

Where is SpaceX Starlink? How to see in London, Seattle, Houston

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Starlink, SpaceX’s internet connectivity constellation, is making its way across the skies. Here’s how to see it from London, Seattle, and Houston.

Oct 21, 2020

Former space shuttle commander Pam Melroy to space station and diversity in ‘Virtual Astronaut’ webinar

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Tune in to “The Virtual Astronaut” talk with Melroy on Oct. 24!


One of the greatest legacies of the International Space Station is the diversity it brought to the astronaut corps, former space shuttle commander Pam Melroy will discuss with a virtual audience Saturday (Oct. 24).

Melroy, a three-time retired spaceflyer and former U.S. Air Force test pilot, will speak about her experiences in space as part of the Virtual Astronaut series, and you can buy tickets here.

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Oct 21, 2020

NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Collection Attempt

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We came. We saw. And we tagged. 👉 ☄️ Watch as OSIRISREx briefly touches the surface of asteroid Bennu during NASA’s first asteroid sample collection attempt. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2Hn0Giz # ToBennuAndBack.

Oct 20, 2020

NASA Just Successfully Touched Down on an Asteroid

Posted by in categories: engineering, space

NASA just landed a spacecraft on an asteroid and, if everything went as planned, sucked up a sample of dust and rock from the surface.

From 200 million miles away, NASA and its engineering partner, Lockheed Martin, instructed the spacecraft to descend to the surface of a space rock called Bennu.

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Oct 20, 2020

Expedition 63 Change of Command Ceremony

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NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy handed over station command today to Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov. Cassidy will return to Earth on Wednesday with two Expedition 63 crewmates. https://go.nasa.gov/2SWS3Ob.

Oct 20, 2020

Touchdown! NASA makes touchdown on asteroid Bennu to collect samples

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has made a historic touchdown on the asteroid Bennu, dodging boulders the size of buildings to collect samples from the surface for several seconds before safely backing away Tuesday evening.

The meticulous descent took 4.5 hours and by 6.12pm the spacecraft made touchdown where its 11-foot robotic arm acted like a pogo stick and bounced on the asteroid’s surface to collect dirt and dust before the craft launched back into space.

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Oct 20, 2020

NASA DuAxel Rover

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Unveiled by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab this week, this is the brand new DuAxel Rover 🚀 🙌

NASA — National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Oct 20, 2020

U.S. space mining policies may trigger regulatory ‘race to the bottom,’

Posted by in categories: law, policy, space

In a newly published policy paper, a pair of Canadian scientists warn that the United States is angling to establish itself as the de facto gatekeeper of the moon and other celestial bodies.

Earlier this year, NASA published a new set of rules for lunar mining and other space activities, dubbing the voluntary guidelines the “Artemis Accords.”

Aaron Boley and Michael Byers, authors of the new Science paper, argue that the Artemis Accords are part of a concerted effort by the U.S. and NASA to set a legal precedent for space-based resource extraction.

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Oct 20, 2020

How Astronauts Weigh Themselves In Space

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This is how they measure an astronaut’s weight in space.


Astronaut David Saint-Jacques shows us how the ISS crew weigh themselves in space 👨‍🚀 👏

Canadian Space Agency

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Oct 20, 2020

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe will snag a piece of an asteroid Tuesday! Here’s how to watch

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A probe will try to get a piece of an asteroid.


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will grab a sample of an asteroid called Bennu on Tuesday, and the agency will be webcasting all the excitement.

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