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NASA cancels Artemis 1 moon launch on September 27 due to Tropical Storm Ian

satellite photo of tropical storm ian in Caribbean Sea on Sept. 24, 2022.

After all, NASA won’t be trying to wind up time with its Artemis 1 moon mission. The space agency had targeted Tuesday’s (Sept. 27) launch of Artemis 1 from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Florida’s Atlantic coast. That remained the plan as recently as Friday (Sept. 23), though NASA officials stressed they were keeping …

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Stunning image of NASA astronaut captures ‘star trails in space’ from ISS

A NASA astronaut captured star trails from space (at the top of the image above) aboard the International Space Station

Incredible image of NASA astronaut captures ‘star trails in space’ aboard the International Space Station A NASA astronaut captured a stunning image of ‘star trails’ while on a mission aboard the International Space Station Curved trails of distant stars and Earth illuminated by city lights and lightning can be seen in the viral photo. The …

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NASA is looking for new lunar astronauts for future missions to Artemis’s moon

NASA is looking for new lunar astronauts for future missions to Artemis's moon

Artist’s concept of the Blue Origin National Team landing crew on the surface of the Moon as part of the Artemis program. Credit: Blue Origin How NASA Founded in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that succeeded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics …

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SpaceX rocket lifts off with 34 Starlink satellites amid six-week NASA Artemis 1 problem

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 34 Starlink satellites, launches Saturday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  Space X used the same first-stage booster for a record-breaking 14th time after being used for previous Starlink-related missions and others established by SpaceX.

SpaceX launched another rocket into space, its record 14th mission for the Falcon 9’s first stage, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, just feet from NASA’s Artemis 1 spacecraft, which is unlikely to be launched before October. Saturday’s liftoff at around 9.20pm saw 34 Starlink internet satellites enter orbit ahead of another launch on …

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NASA to repair Artemis 1 moon rocket’s hydrogen connector on launch pad – Spaceflight Now

NASA to repair Artemis 1 moon rocket's hydrogen connector on launch pad - Spaceflight Now

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket on its launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. Credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Spaceflight Now Technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will repair a leak in a liquid hydrogen supply line to the Artemis 1 moon rocket on the launch pad instead of inside the vehicle assembly building, a decision …

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Blood of NASA astronauts shows signs of DNA mutations due to spaceflight and should be monitored

The researchers collected whole blood samples from the astronauts twice, ten days before the space flight and on the day of landing, as well as white blood cells that were collected only once, three days after landing.  Above: Official portrait of Expedition 45/46 long-duration astronaut Scott Kelly

Astronauts’ blood may show signs of DNA mutations after spaceflight, and so their cancer risk should be monitored, a new study reveals. Fourteen astronauts from NASA’s space shuttle program who flew between 1998 and 2001 on shuttle missions averaging 12 days took part in the study: 85% were men and six were on their first …

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NASA to crash $330 million spacecraft into asteroid to see if impact can alter course

In a few weeks, NASA controllers will deliberately crash their $330 million Dart spacecraft into an asteroid. The half-ton probe will be traveling at more than four miles per second when it hits its target, Dimorphos, and will be destroyed. The goal of this kamikaze science mission is simple: space engineers want to learn how …

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Artemis 1: NASA will make a second attempt to launch rockets around the moon

NASA will make a second attempt to fly its pioneering Artemis 1 moon rocket on Saturday afternoon after the US space agency said it had identified and fixed an engine problem that caused the launch attempt to be postponed original five days before. Mission managers at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center canceled Monday’s liftoff with 40 …

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