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NASA is refining its strategy to get humans to Mars

NASA is refining its strategy to get humans to Mars

Artist’s impression of an ancient Martian base. Image: Nasa from NASA next Artemis Moon program serves as a springboard for a possible crewed mission to Mars. A revised list of planning goals details a strategy for accomplishing this daunting feat. The documentpublished tuesday, serve as a blueprint for how we will eventually get humans to …

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This reusable space cargo ship would "open the door" to European space exploration

This reusable space cargo ship would “open the door” to European space exploration

Artist’s impression of SUSIE performing a vertical landing (video accelerated 2.5 times). GIF: Ariane/Gizmodo Group French aerospace company ArianeGroup has unveiled a concept reusable upper-stage spacecraft that would be capable of delivering heavy payloads into space and performing crewed missions before landing vertically on Earth. SUSIE, short for Smart Upper Stage for Innovative Exploration, was …

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What to expect from NASA's DART mission to deflect an asteroid

What to expect from NASA’s DART mission to deflect an asteroid

Artistic representation of NASA’s DART probe and the Italian Space Agency’s LICIACube in the Didymos binary system.Image: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben A NASA spacecraft called DART is about to deliberately crash into a small asteroid as part of a planetary defense test. While this space rock is nothing to worry about, what we learn from …

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SpaceX Starship Prototype Spits Out Super-Hot Debris, Causes Literal Fire In Dumpster

SpaceX Starship Prototype Spits Out Super-Hot Debris, Causes Literal Fire In Dumpster

Brush firThey appeared shortly after the Starship’s static firing test on Thursday, September 8, 2022.Screenshot: NASAspaceflight SpaceX conducted a static firing test of a prototype Starship rocket on Thursday, in which the six raptor engines were engaged. The eight seconds the test seemed to go well, except for the problematic brush fire that ensued. The …

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