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A Glitch Caused Curiosity to Freeze in Place. But It’s Better Now

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover experienced a technical glitch in its stored memory last week, causing it to temporarily lose its…

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Spaceflight Stories Expected for 2020

The year 2020 is expected to be an exciting one for space exploration. Here are the top stories that are…

4 weeks ago

The Site Has Been Chosen! Here’s Where OSIRIS-REx is Going To Take a Sample from Bennu

NASA has chosen the sampling site for its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. After narrowing it down to four potential sites and examining…

1 month ago

An Upcoming ESA Mission is Going to Remove one Piece of Space Junk From Orbit

A specialized spacecraft will be sent to orbit by the ESA in 2025 to remove a piece of space debris,…

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New Project Headed by Apollo’s Charlie Duke to Send Messages to Space

When astronaut Charlie Duke walked on the Moon in April of 1972 during the Apollo 16 mission, he brought along…

2 months ago

It’s Time to Decide. Where Should OSIRIS-REx Take a Sample from Bennu?

NASA's OSIRIS-REx arrived at asteroid Bennu in December 2018. During the past year, it's been imaging the surface of the…

2 months ago

Mars 2020 Rover is Going to a Place on Mars That’s Perfect for Preserving Fossils

Back in November 2018, NASA announced that the Mars 2020 rover would land in the Jezero Crater. Jezero Crater is…

2 months ago

NASA is Now Considering a Pluto Orbiter Mission

NASA's New Horizons mission taught us a lot about Pluto, the ice dwarf planet. But the spacecraft sped past Pluto…

3 months ago

This is the Machine Astronauts Trained on to Land on the Moon

The Moon landings were a huge undertaking. In order to prepare, NASA had to think of every detail, right down…

3 months ago

X-37B Lands After 780 Days in Orbit Doing ???

The X-37B, the US Air Force's experimental, Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) has come back down to Earth after 780 days.…

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