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NASA is investing in a rocket that could get humans to Mars and back in 2 months — and travel at 100,000 mph

The Pulsed Plasma Rocket could significantly shorten a round-trip to Mars, reduce risks to astronau…

Ellyn Lapointe   


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Oreo 'Neptune' balloon to take an Indian to ‘edge of space’ before ISRO's Gaganyaan Human Spaceflight; Here’s how to sign up

In true ‘Charlie and Chocolate Factory’ fashion, Oreo has offered one lucky individual the chance t…

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Elon Musk calls out Boeing's historic first crewed spaceflight, saying SpaceX beat them to the punch years ago

SpaceX flew its first NASA astronauts to the space station four years sooner and $1.6 billion cheap…

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Bezos resuming Blue Origin spaceflights with the man selected to be the nation's first Black astronaut — in 1961

Ed Dwight became the first Black astronaut candidate in 1961, but was never picked up by NASA's pro…

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Human activities are changing Earth's spin so much that it might affect how we keep time

Human-driven climate change is causing Earth's poles to lose so much ice it's changing the planet's…

Ellyn Lapointe,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Boeing's long-delayed Starliner finally takes off with astronauts on board

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft finally took off on its crewed mission on Wednesday after being plagu…

Jessica Orwig,Paul Squire   


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ISRO successfully conducts propulsion system tests for its first human spaceflight mission

ISRO has successfully carried out two more tests as part of plans to further validate and refine th…

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While Boeing's passenger planes glitch, NASA is entrusting the company's spaceship with 2 astronauts' lives

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft isn't totally safe from the cost-cutting, KPI-focused company culture…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Video of SpaceX's Starship reentry shows the ultra-hot plasma plummet back to Earth like never before

Starship captured jaw-dropping video footage as it reentered Earth's atmosphere and plummeted towar…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Starship's 3rd-launch success: Rocket finally soared to space without blowing up, but SpaceX lost it on reentry

SpaceX's Starship rocket successfully reached space on its third launch attempt, but it lost commun…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Marianne Guenot,Ellyn Lapointe   


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Humans have launched so much to space that it's actually polluting Earth's atmosphere, a new study found

Researchers traced the metals back to rockets and satellites, and believe the objects could be chan…

Sonam Sheth,Jessica Orwig   


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NASA opens rare job opportunity to live in a Mars simulation for a year

Apply to live in NASA's Mars simulation for one year, where a four-person crew grows crops, practic…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Elon Musk, eat your heart out: A new spaceflight startup wants to use a wild new technology to cut the time it takes to fly to Mars in half

UK-based aerospace company Pulsar Fusion is hoping to have a new rocket by the end of the decade th…

Cork Gaines   


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Watch the sun show off all year with a total eclipse, strong solar storms, and NASA almost landing on the solar surface

A Helio Year: With a total solar eclipse across the US, a NASA spacecraft "landing" on the sun, and…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei breaks Scott Kelly's spaceflight record

NASA officials say the record-breaking astronaut is returning to Earth aboard a Russian Soyuz space…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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From Elon Musk's giant Starship rocket to India's spectacular moon landing, 2023 was an epic year in space

It was a busy year for the space industry, filled with successful launches, ambitious missions, and…

Marianne Guenot   


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The 'solar wind,' which the sun is constantly blasting over the planets, suddenly disappeared and created a void around Mars

A solar eruption left a void around Mars last year, causing the red planet's atmosphere to balloon …

Erin Snodgrass,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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A toilet tube on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship broke and sprayed pee under the floor during its first tourist flight

SpaceX's passengers were safe from their own urine, since it never entered the cabin. But astronaut…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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How to watch SpaceX launch its Starship mega-rocket live

SpaceX's will try to launch Starship again Saturday. It blew up on its first attempt. Here's how to…

Marianne Guenot,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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William Shatner cried telling Jeff Bezos about his flight to space: 'I hope I never recover from this'

The "Star Trek" star said that staring into the blackness of space was like looking at death. "'Oh,…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen