SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Suffers ‘Anomaly’ During Testing at Cape Canaveral

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One of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon crew capsules suffered an “anomaly” on the launch pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while testing its engines on Saturday, with Florida Today posting an image of “orange plumes” rising from the launchpad and noting “unconfirmed reports” that the capsule was destroyed.

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‘It Feels Awesome’: NASA Astronaut Learns She Will Spend Record-Breaking 328 Days in Space

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Christina Koch has spent the past month orbiting Earth aboard the International Station. Earlier today, the NASA astronaut learned she won’t be coming home for another 10 months. Her prolonged stay—at an estimated 328 days—will establish a new record for the longest spaceflight completed by a woman.

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Final Results of NASA Twins Study Show How Scott Kelly Changed After a Year in Space

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Last year, various media outlets fumbled their reporting of genuinely interesting research from NASA, one that hoped to start figuring out what happens to our bodies if we live in space for long periods of time. The study was a meticulous comparison of then 50-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year aboard…

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The First Detailed Study of How Mice Behave in Space Reveals Strange, Coordinated Zooming

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New research based on experiments done on the International Space Station shows that mice adapt quickly to microgravity conditions. Unexpectedly, however, some of the mice began to exhibit a rather curious circling behavior, zipping around the walls of their metal cage with reckless abandon.

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NASA Chief Says Trip to the Moon Will Get Us to Mars Faster, but It’ll Cost Ya

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Congressional committee on Tuesday that President Trump’s accelerated timeline to put humans back on the Moon is within the space agency’s capabilities, and that a revved-up lunar mission will improve the odds of American astronauts reaching Mars by 2033. For that to happen,…

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