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Business · Washington
NASA's giant U.S. moon rocket emerges for debut launch
NASA will start rolling out the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft on Tuesday. The Artemis I test flight is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 29 from Kennedy Space Center. The uncrewed mission will be a huge step in the efforts to send humans back to the moon. The first astronaut flight around the moon will be known as Artemis II.See the Story
58% Center coverage: 53 sources
US & Canada · Washington
NASA, SpaceX to study boosting Hubble to higher orbit in a bid to extend its life
NASA and SpaceX signed an unfunded Space Act Agreement. They will study the feasibility of using SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to boost the Hubble into a higher orbit. The study is designed to help NASA understand the commercial possibilities of missions like this. There aren't any plans for NASA to conduct or fund a servicing mission to the telescope.See the Story
55% Center coverage: 33 sources
US & Canada · Washington
NASA identifies these 13 regions for potential landing on Moon, Check list here
The 13 locations, each about 15 by 15 kilometers, are located within six degrees of latitude of the south pole. Each location contains multiple landing sites, regions 100 meters across that would be landing zones for Starships. The regions meet several requirements, including providing continuous access to sunlight for six and a half days.See the Story
56% Center coverage: 9 sources
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Webb, Hubble Telescopes Capture Stunning Images of DART Asteroid Crash
Astronomers rejoice as NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) impactor slammed into its pyramid-sized, rugby ball-shaped target 11 million kilometers (6.8 million miles) from Earth. Images taken by Earth-bound telescopes showed a vast cloud of dust expanding out of Dimorphos and its big brother Didymos after the spaceship hit.See the Story
100% Center coverage: 3 sources
WATCH LIVE at 7:30 p.m.: NASA, SpaceX to hold Crew-5 news conference ahead of Wednesday’s launch
SpaceX and NASA are targeting Wednesday to launch the next crewed mission to the International Space Station. A prelaunch news conference is expected tonight at 7:30 p.m. News 6 will stream the news conference in the media player above. The Crew-5 team will head to the ISS for a six-month mission of science and technology research.See the Story
50% Left coverage: 4 sources
NASA, SpaceX will Study Feasibility of Boosting Hubble Telescope Into Higher Orbit
NASA and SpaceX will conduct a study to look at the feasibility of using SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to boost NASA's Hubble Space Telescope into a higher, more stable orbit. If the original altitude is achieved, NASA estimated that it could extend the life of Hubble by 15 or 20 years. Currently, 32-year-old Hubble is set to retire at the end of the decade.See the Story
67% Center coverage: 3 sources
US & Canada · Washington
Hubble detects protective shield defending a pair of dwarf galaxies
Astronomers predicted the corona's existence several years ago. The corona stretches more than 100,000 light-years from the Magellanic clouds and covers a huge portion of the southern sky. Mapping it required scouring through 30 years of archived data for suitable measurements.See the Story
100% Center coverage: 1 sources
NASA's Artemis 3 mission: Landing humans on the moon
Artemis 3 is the third scheduled flight of the Artemis program. The mission aims to put humans on the moon around 2025. The crew for Artemis 3 has not yet been named and the 2025 launch date is rather tentative. NASA is awaiting results from both Artemis 1 and Artemis 2 before giving the go-ahead.See the Story
Coverage: 2 sources
US & Canada · Bellville
Coverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Events, Broadcast, Launch
NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency's SpaceX Crew-5 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. The launch is targeted for noon EDT, Wednesday, Oct. 5, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Dragon spacecraft, named Endurance, is scheduled to dock to the space station at 4:57 p.m. EDT Thursday,Oct. 6. Crew arrival, launch, the postlaunch news conference, and mission coverage through docking will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agencys website.See the Story
SpaceX Crew Nears Launch as Station Research Under Way
Four SpaceX Crew-5 crew members arrived in Florida on Saturday ahead of their launch aboard the Dragon Endurance at noon EDT on Wednesday. The commercial crew quartet will dock to the forward port of the Harmony module 29 hours after launch. The homebound astronauts will then undock inside the SpaceX Dragon Freedom crew ship and parachute to a splashdown off the coast of Florida.See the Story