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NASA’s Dart probe to crash into asteroid in first Earth defense test

Most scientists on the mission would wince at the thought of their spacecraft being torn to pieces. But for those behind Nasa’s Dart probe, anything short of total destruction will be labeled a failure. The $330 million (£300 million) spacecraft will crash head-on into an asteroid about 11 meters kilometers above the Indian Ocean shortly …

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The blood test detects several cancers without clear symptoms, according to the study

Doctors have told health services to prepare for a new era of cancer screening after a study found a simple blood test could detect several types of cancer in patients before they develop clear symptoms. The Pathfinder study offered the blood test to more than 6,600 adults age 50 and older and detected dozens of …

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SpaceX’s Starship rocket starts fire in sheltered habitat during static fire test

SpaceX's serial number 24 (SN24) spacecraft started an intense grass fire after conducting an eight-second static fire test

SpaceX’s Starship rocket starts fire in protected habitat surrounding starbase during static fire test SpaceX conducted a static fire test on its Starship Serial Number 24 (SN24) The test, although considered a success, caused a fire around the site The powerful thrust is believed to have melted the concrete on which the rocket rests The …

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Russian anti-satellite test was an ‘urgent threat’

Russian anti-satellite test was an 'urgent threat'

Debris from a Russian anti-satellite missile is wreaking havoc in orbit, with fragments of ex-spaceships circling Earth at dangerous speeds. Dan Oltrogge, Chief Scientist of the space operations company COMSPOC, explained how space debris generated from anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) is a “urgent threat to security and sustainability” in a talk during this week’s annual Small …

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Additional NASA Artemis I test targets for the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft

Orion Artemis I Moon

Animation of the Orion spacecraft flying around the Moon. Credit: NASA. During Artemis I, which is scheduled to launch on August 29, 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 (NACA). It is responsible …

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