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NASA Selects Collins Aerospace to Design New ISS Spacesuits

NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio during a spacewalk outside the ISS on November 15.Photo: NASA Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) are overdue for some new threads, but NASA is hoping to upgrade its spacesuits soon. The space agency awarded Collins Aerospace a $97.2 million contract to develop a spacewalking system to use outside …

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NASA’S ICON Space Weather Satellite Has Suddenly Gone Silent

An artist’s depiction of the ICON spacecraft.Illustration: NASA A three-year-old NASA satellites lost touch with ground controllers two weeks ago and is now wandering through low Earth orbit without supervision. Unfortunately, the space agency fears the worst. NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission has not communicated with ground stations since November 25 due to some …

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NASA Mars Ingenuity helicopter broke its own record

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — More than a year and a half after its first flight on Mars, the Ingenuity helicopter has set a new record. The little 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) chopper completed its 35th flight on December 3 …

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Full ‘cold moon’ shines bright and eclipses Mars in a rare event

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — December’s full moon, also known as the “cold moon,” will shine bright in the night sky this Wednesday, peaking at 11:08 pm ET. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will also be visible in the …

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Unidentified Interstellar Bids Goodbye To Solar System, Leaves Mystery Behind

It won’t completely be out in interstellar space for another 2 years. ‘Oumuamua’ – an interstellar object that crashed through our solar system five years ago has always been a source of enigma and fascination for scientists and astronomers around the world. The elusive object made headlines as a suspected alien probe, an exploit from …

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Geopolitics goes into orbit with the US and China’s space ambitions

Author: Saadia M Pekkanen, University of Washington Space stations are the harbinger of a deepening bipolarity in the international relations of space. The United States leads the International Space Station (ISS), and will lead whatever comes after it, but it is no longer seen as the uncontested unipolar power in space. China now also has …

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Scientists suggest sending atomic clocks near the Sun to search for dark matter

“This was inspired by the Parker Solar Probe,” Safronova said in a statement. The Parker Solar Probe is an ongoing NASA mission that sent a spacecraft closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has gone before. “It showed that you could send a satellite very close to the Sun, sensing new conditions and making …

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Astronauts will give the space station a power boost during Saturday’s spacewalk

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — The International Space Station will receive a power boost during a spacewalk on Saturday, as NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio install a solar array outside the floating laboratory. The spacewalk is …

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Astronauts will give the space station a power boost during Saturday’s spacewalk

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — The International Space Station will receive a power boost during a spacewalk on Saturday, as NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio install a solar array outside the floating laboratory. The spacewalk is …

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Viking 1 may have landed at the site of ancient Martian megatsunami

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — When NASA’s Viking 1 lander made history as the first spacecraft to touch down on Mars on July 20, 1976, it sent back images of a landscape no one was expecting. Those first …

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