An artist's impression of the TIMED spacecraft scanning Earth in orbit. (Image credit: Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribbenu003c/strongu003e)

Russian satellite narrowly avoids collision with US spacecraft, and NASA could do nothing to stop it

An artist's impression of the TIMED spacecraft scanning Earth in orbit. (Image credit: Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribbenu003c/strongu003e) By Ben Turner, Published by Live Science, 28 February 2024 NASA's TIMED satellite narrowly avoided hitting a defunct Russian satellite in the early hours of the morning. An active NASA spacecraft has survived a

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Dream Chaser would ferry cargo, and eventually crew, to low-Earth orbit. Ken Ulbrich / NASA

A new generation of spaceplanes is taking advantage of the latest in technology

Dream Chaser would ferry cargo, and eventually crew, to low-Earth orbit. Ken Ulbrich / NASA By Oluwamayokun Adetoro and James Campbell, Published by The Conversation, 8 February 2024 Nasa’s space shuttle operated in low-Earth orbit for 30 years before its retirement in 2011. However, the US space agency’s replacement for this vehicle, Orion,

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Moon landing: US firm Intuitive Machines makes historic touchdown

By Jonathan Amos, Published by the BBC, 23 February 2024 An American company has made history by becoming the first commercial outfit to put a spacecraft on the Moon. Houston-based Intuitive Machines landed its Odysseus robot near the lunar south pole. Watch: There were celebrations at the Texas company Intuitive

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As crippled Peregrine moon lander burns up in Earth’s atmosphere, Astrobotic ‘excited for the next adventure’

Astrobotic's private Peregrine moon lander suffered an anomaly after separating from its Vulcan Centaur rocket on Jan. 8, 2024. (Image credit: ULA) By Brett Tingley, Published by Space.com, 19 January 2024 'There's a lot that worked, and that is something I'm very proud of.' Astrobotic remains upbeat about its Peregrine lunar

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International Space Station

Shutting down the International Space Station: NASA’s bold plans to land outpost in ocean

International Space Station (from Society for Science) By Eric Lagatta, Published by USA Today, 16 January 2024 After two decades, NASA is laying the groundwork for plans to safely deorbit and land the International Space Station, the largest of its kind ever built, by 2030. The International Space Station has been continuously

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