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SpaceX Inspiration4: Problem in the toilet sets off alarm on all tourist spaceflight

An alarm went off in SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, a 13-foot-wide carbon-fiber capsule as it was free flying through Earth’s orbit, shielded from the unforgiving vacuum of space. Jared Isaacman and his three fellow crewmates were warned of a “significant” issue. They’d spent months poring over SpaceX manuals and training to respond to in-space emergencies, […]

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‘He’s Still Sleeping’: Elon Musk mocks Joe Biden for ignoring SpaceX Inspiration4 success

Billionaire Elon Musk mocked President Joe Biden over the weekend after the successful return of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 – an all civilian flight after a three-day orbital mission. When someone asked Musk on Twitter why Biden hadn’t acknowledged the accomplishment, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO offered some choice words. “He’s still sleeping,” Musk responded via Twitter, […]

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SpaceX Inspiration4: Amateur astronauts splash down in the Atlantic Ocean after three days in space

Four private citizens splashed down successfully in the Atlantic Ocean after three days in space. They are the first private, all-civilian team ever to orbit the Earth. The Inspiration4 crew left on a SpaceX capsule from Florida on Wednesday, and landed off the state’s coast after 7pm local time on Saturday. Four parachutes slowed the […]

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Brazilian astronomer detects large space rock hitting Jupiter

A Brazilian astronomer detected an impact event on Jupiter and captured it on camera through his telescope. The detection is confirmed by at least seven more independent observations. On the evening of Monday, September 13, Pereira was observing Jupiter through his 10-inch Newtonian telescope at home. The sky that evening was cloudy and not ideal […]

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Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 90 days in space

Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth after completing the country’s longest crewed space mission. They spent 90 days at the Tianhe module on China’s space station, some 380km above Earth. The three men had on Thursday boarded the Shenzhou-12 crewed spacecraft and undocked from the space station. The successful mission is another demonstration of China’s […]

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SpaceX Inspiration4: Amateur astronauts blast off on their private mission to orbit

Four amateur astronauts blasted off from Florida on their private mission to orbit. The Inspiration4 crew, comprising one billionaire and three “ordinary citizens”, rode out of the Kennedy Space Center in a Dragon capsule provided by the SpaceX rocket company. The quartet will spend the next three days circling the Earth. Following this latest mission, […]

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100-foot tall rocket built by startup Firefly explodes off California coast after self destruct command

A 100-foot tall rocket built by startup Firefly burst into flames mid-air after launching from California on Thursday. The rocket built by the Texas based startup appeared to have a smooth liftoff as it soared out over the Pacific Ocean and approached supersonic speeds. But then, soon the rocket began to cartwheel, turning over itself, […]

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NASA’s Mars rover appears to successfully retrieve rock samples during second attempt

NASA’s Perseverance rover in Mars attempted to drill the Red planet for the second time to retrieve samples. The robot’s drill made a neat hole in a thick slab dubbed “Rochette”. New images appear to show a rock core was securely picked up. A previous attempt last month saw the sample crumble to dust. If […]

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International Space Station could suffer ‘irreparable’ failure due to outdated equipment and hardware

The International Space Station (ISS) could suffer “irreparable” failures due to outdated equipment and hardware, a Russian official has warned. At least 80 percent of in-flight systems on the Russian segment of the ISS had passed their expiry date, Vladimir Solovyov told state media. He also said small cracks had been discovered that could worsen […]

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Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin sues NASA for awarding lunar lander contract to Elon Musk’s SpaceX

Jeff Bezos’s owned space firm Blue Origin is suing Nasa for awarding a $2.9 billion lunar lander contract to Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The former Amazon boss’s firm said there were “fundamental issues” with the deal, calling it unfair. The row stems from a decision in April to hand the deal to one company, not two […]

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X-ray images reveal glowing ‘invisible’ rings around a black hole

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects in outer space and recent images released by NASA helps us visualize them better. NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory captured ghostly glowing rings around them. The X-ray images reveal what would otherwise be invisible. The black hole exists in a […]

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ISRO: Indian space agency suffers setback in Earth watching satellite mission due to technical anomaly

India’s space agency suffered a setback while attempting to put an earth observation satellite into orbit, due to a technical anomaly minutes after the rocket carrying the satellite was launched in the early hours on Thursday. “Performance of first and second stages was normal. However, Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition did not happen due to technical […]