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Lunar eclipse marks Moon landing's 50th anniversary

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Fifty years to the day since mankind launched the first mission to set foot on it, the Moon is set to treat Earthlings to a partial lunar eclipse on Tuesday. Britain's Royal Astronomical Society said in a statement the event would be visible from parts of northern Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Western Australia.…
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Space-tourism enters ‘home stretch’ toward commercial flight

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Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, gives a fist bump to Sonia Thorp, 9, of Carlos Gilbert Elementary at the beginning of an event at the state capital on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Santa Fe, N.M. Branson announced Friday that his company will begin shifting operations from California to a spaceport and specialized runway in…
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First ever black hole image released

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The first ever photo a black hole, taken using a global network of telescopes, conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, to gain insight into celestial objects with gravitational fields so strong no matter or light can escape, is shown in this handout photo released April 10, 2019. Photo: Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)/National Science…
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After the Moon in 2024, NASA wants to reach Mars by 2033

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NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet -- the US space agency confirmed that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033. Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, said Tuesday that in order to achieve that goal, other parts of…
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India’s ASAT weapons test a terrible thing: NASA

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NASA said the creation of orbital debris has led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Amid warnings and concerns of space debris following India’s anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons test, the head of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Tuesday branded India’s destruction of one of its satellites a “terrible thing”…