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NASA and SpaceX change Crew-3 launch to October 31

NASA and SpaceX change Crew-3 launch to October 31

NASA and SpaceX have announced that they have changed the launch date for the Crew-3 mission. The launch is now targeting Sunday, October 31 at 2:21 AM ET. The Crew-3 mission will see four astronauts head to the ISS. In addition, a backup launch date of 1:10 AM EDT on Wednesday, November 3, has been announced.

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NASA chooses new space telescope proposal to launch in 2025

NASA chooses new space telescope proposal to launch in 2025

NASA has announced that it has chosen a new proposal for an additional space telescope that will be used to study the recent history of star birth, star death, and how chemical elements within our galaxy formed. The mission is a GammaRay telescope called the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI).

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NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration launches in November

NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration launches in November

NASA has confirmed that its Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) is preparing to launch later this fall. The launch will happen no earlier than November 22 from Florida. LCRD arrived in Florida in May and is currently fully integrated into the host spacecraft, and is ready for final testing before being sent into space.

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NASA talks about the sounds Perseverance Rover is capturing on Mars

NASA talks about the sounds Perseverance Rover is capturing on Mars

NASA's Perseverance Rover is on the surface of the Red Planet, conducting science operations looking for evidence of ancient microbial life and water in the distant past. Among the instruments and tools aboard the rover are a pair of microphones that NASA uses to record sounds on the Red Planet. NASA's microphones add a new dimension to the exploration of Mars and so far have recorded hours of sounds.

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NASA Lucy mission launch was a success

NASA Lucy mission launch was a success

On October 16, NASA successfully launched the Lucy mission from Florida at 5:35 AM ET. Lucy will help scientists to learn more about the formation of the solar system. The spacecraft was designed, built, and tested by Lockheed Martin, and its successful launch marks the beginning of its operational phase.

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Boeing Starliner investigation is now focusing on moisture in the propellant

Boeing Starliner investigation is now focusing on moisture in the propellant

Boeing was forced to scrub its launch of the CST-100 Starliner OFT-2 mission in early August, only hours ahead of its scheduled launch. The problem was that 13 valves that control propellant stuck in the off position wouldn't activate. Boeing tried to troubleshoot the issue on the launchpad, but eventually, the rocket was removed so it could be disassembled for investigation.

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NASA’s Lucy mission launches tomorrow: How to watch it live

NASA’s Lucy mission launches tomorrow: How to watch it live

NASA's first mission to the Trojan asteroids, Lucy, will launch tomorrow, October 16. The space agency will live stream the mission launch for the public to watch, giving everyone the chance to participate in the milestone mission. NASA anticipates the Lucy mission helping shed light on the formation of our solar system and how the planets originated.

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James Webb Space Telescope arrives in French Guiana

James Webb Space Telescope arrives in French Guiana

NASA is preparing to launch the James Webb Space Telescope into orbit to begin exploring the universe. Recently, NASA announced that the telescope had arrived in French Guiana, where its launch site is located. The journey from the NASA facility to French Guiana was accomplished by ship spending 16 days at sea.

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NASA’s first Mars samples are ready for an audacious trip to Earth

NASA’s first Mars samples are ready for an audacious trip to Earth

NASA's Perseverance rover has been on the surface of Mars for just about eight months now, and in that time, it has taken samples of Martian rock to determine what secrets may be contained within. Perseverance, however, is not going to analyze these samples itself on the surface of Mars, but rather NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are working on a multi-mission schedule to bring those samples back to Earth for analysis later this decade.

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NASA astronaut Sally Ride will get her own limited edition US quarter

NASA astronaut Sally Ride will get her own limited edition US quarter

The United States Mint has announced the limited edition quarters to be released under the American Women Quarters Program, including the five notable figures who will be featured on each quarter. The coins will be released yearly through 2025 with US Mint orders for those who want to collect them. Among others, NASA astronaut Sally Ride will get her own coin.

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Boeing and NASA are still trying to resolve the Starliner valve problem

Boeing and NASA are still trying to resolve the Starliner valve problem

Things haven't gone as smoothly with the Starliner as Boeing and NASA would've hoped. The launch of the Starliner was scrubbed due to a problem with valves. The spacecraft had to be removed from the launchpad and disassembled to address the problem, and currently, NASA and Boeing have been unable to fix the issue.

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NASA is making its guest list for the James Webb Space Telescope launch

NASA is making its guest list for the James Webb Space Telescope launch

There has been some controversy surrounding the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) of late, with some wanting NASA to change its name. However, NASA has stuck to its name and has now begun to invite the press and other VIPs to witness the launch of the JWST. Currently, the launch is scheduled for December 18, 2021.

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