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Oct 23, 2020

Incredible moment NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex makes touchdown on asteroid Bennu

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On Wednesday NASA released incredible video and images showing the moment OSIRIS-REx touched down on the asteroid Bennu, more than 200 million miles away from Earth, Tuesday night.

Oct 23, 2020

Clues emerge about NASA’s ‘exciting’ Moon announcement

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Nasa has provoked excitement across the world with the promise that it will reveal a “new discovery about the Moon” in a major announcement.

The space agency gave no details on what the announcement might be, apart from indicating that it “contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the Moon in support of deep space exploration” and had been made with Sofia, a converted Boeing 747 that works as a flying observatory.

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Oct 22, 2020

NASA Shares Photos from ‘Touch-and-Go’ with Asteroid Bennu 200 Million Miles Away

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Photos of touching down on an asteroid.


On Tuesday, October 20th, NASA made history when the OSIRIS-REx mission successfully completed a “touch-and-go” sample collection maneuver with asteroid 101955 Bennu over 200 million miles away from Earth. And now, we have the timelapse to prove it.

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Oct 22, 2020

ISS air leakage fixed in time for crew handover, thanks to floating teabag

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Thanks to the tea bag! 😃


Also: Starlinks soar but GPS stays grounded, NASA names first Virgin Galactic flier.

Oct 22, 2020

The US Space Force Just Deployed Its First Troops

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This group is making history.


But not to space.

Oct 22, 2020

Studying Martian Rocks Back on Earth — Behind the Spacecraft — Perseverance

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When NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover starts its quest for Martian rocks it will have quite the to-do list:

🕵️‍ Locate
⛏ Drill
🧰 Collect
📦 Stash

The robotic caching system that’ll get the job done is 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘬 thanks to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Eric Aguilar: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020

Oct 21, 2020

Soyuz MS-16 Undocking

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The Soyuz crew ship undocked from the station at 7:32 p.m. EDT today and will return to Earth at 10:55 p.m. with NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Roscosmos. Read more… go.nasa.gov/31su0Lm.

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.

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