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Huge Supersonic Parachute Ripped to Shreds in NASA 'Flying Saucer' Test

Stills showing the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle’s huge parachute at or near full inflation (left) and after a rip developed (right) during a June 8, 2015 test flight.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltch/NASA TV A gigantic supersonic parachute that NASA is developing to help land heavy payloads on Mars was torn apart during yesterday’s “flying saucer” test flight […]

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Space Station Crew Returning to Earth After Delay

An extra month in orbit gave the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman to Italy’s Samantha Cristoforetti.Credit: ESA/NASA Three crewmembers who have been aboard the International Space Station for an extended, 6.5-month mission will be heading home on Thursday, with no launch date set for their replacements. Station commander Terry Virts with NASA, […]

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Tethys the Target

Like most moons in the solar system, Tethys is covered by impact craters. Some craters bear witness to incredibly violent events, such as the crater Odysseus (seen here at the right of the image). The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on April 11, 2015. To source

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James Bond Penetrates The Very Large Telescope

'Dark Matter' Heads From Comics To Syfy | Trailer

Orion on the Moon James Bond Penetrates The Very Large Telescope Rover Tracks: Being There – Controlling Missions on Mars The Meaning of Apollo ISS: We may be changing the course of human destiny. Dust Devils and Clouds on Mars Cassini – Saturn Where is ET?: SETI vs. the Fermi Paradox CAUTION! – How to […]

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Sentinel-2A sealed from view

As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-2A continue on track, the team at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana has said farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Vega rocket fairing. Liftoff is set for 23 June at 01:52 GMT (03:52 CEST; 22:52 local time on 22 June). To source

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ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA’s Terry Virts and commander Anton Shkaplerov return to Earth on 11 June, streaming starts at 13:00 GMT / 15:00 CEST To source

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