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January 13, 2021, 11:08 PM

US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama
January 13, 2021, 11:08 PM
January 12, 2021, 3:55 PM

Cheers! French wine, vines headed home after year in space

French wine and grapevines are headed back to Earth after a year aboard the International Space Station
January 12, 2021, 3:55 PM
December 30, 2020, 11:34 AM

Corporate space flight lifts off in 2020: The major missions over the past year

Here are some of the missions that changed the space-faring landscape in 2020.
December 30, 2020, 11:34 AM
Corporate space flight lifts off in 2020: The major missions over the past year
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A look back at the space missions of 2020

The space missions in 2020 changed the landscape of business and scientific communities.
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A look back at the space missions of 2020
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Volcanic fog visible from space station

A cloud of volcanic fog from the active Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii was seen from the International Space Station.
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Volcanic fog visible from space station
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Jupiter and Saturn will appear closely aligned tonight

The two largest planets in the solar system will appear closely aligned on Dec. 21 and will look like a double planet.
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Jupiter and Saturn will appear closely aligned tonight
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Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday.
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Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries
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Lockheed Martin strikes $4.4B deal to buy Aerojet Rocketdyne

$4.4 billion deal brings together companies that already had been cooperating.
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Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer than they have in centuries
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Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries
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World's space achievements a bright spot in stressful 2020

This year was a big one for space and next year promises more achievements
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How to watch the Geminids, the best meteor shower of 2020

Stargazers are prepping to head outside Sunday night to watch the Geminids, the best meteor shower of 2020 light up the sky
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How to watch the Geminids, the best meteor shower of 2020
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Chinese capsule with moon rocks begins return to Earth

The capsule is bringing moon rocks back to Earth.
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Chinese capsule with moon rocks begins return to Earth
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'Lost connection' hampers Virgin Galactic's test flight

The flight ended prematurely as the spacecraft’s rocket motor failed to ignite.
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Northern lights a 'big miss,' US space forecaster says

An initially promising U.S. forecast for the northern lights has gone bust
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Chinese probe orbiting moon with Earth-bound samples

A Chinese probe is orbiting the moon in preparation for returning rocks and debris from the lunar surface to Earth for the first time in almost 45 years
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Chinese probe orbiting moon with Earth-bound samples
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Japanese space officials eager to analyze asteroid samples

Japanese space officials say they are excited about the return of a capsule that safely landed in Australian Outback on Sunday while carrying soil samples from a distant asteroid so they can start analyzing what they say are treasures inside
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Japanese space officials eager to analyze asteroid samples
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China spacecraft collects moon samples to take back to Earth

The mission to a string of successes for Beijing’s space program.
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China spacecraft collects moon samples to take back to Earth
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China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth

China says its spacecraft sent to return lunar rocks to Earth has collected its first samples, adding to a string of successes for Beijing’s increasingly ambitious space program
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Japan spacecraft carrying asteroid soil samples nears home

A Japanese spacecraft is nearing Earth after a yearlong journey home from a distant asteroid with soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system
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Japan spacecraft carrying asteroid soil samples nears home
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Europe signs $102M deal to bring space trash home

The European Space Agency is signing a the contract with a Swiss start-up.
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Europe signs $102M deal to bring space trash home
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Lunar mission is latest milestone in China's space ambitions

China’s latest trip to the moon is another milestone it's ascent to the stars.
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Lunar mission is latest milestone in China's space ambitions
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China launches mission to bring back material from moon

The mission aims to bring back material from the lunar surface.
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China in final preparations for latest lunar mission
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Moon holds more water in more places than ever thought

Scientists say the moon's shadowed, frigid nooks and crannies may hold frozen water in more places and in larger quantities than previously suspected
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Annual Orionid meteor shower hits its peak

The best time to catch the light show is overnight, from 1 a.m. to dawn on Wednesday.
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Annual Orionid meteor shower hits its peak
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Window opens for Virgin Galactic's final round of testing

The company is inching toward commercial flights into space.
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Space probe makes 1st Venus fly-by on way to Mercury

A spacecraft bound for Mercury has swung by Venus, using Earth’s neighbor to adjust its course on the way to the solar system’s smallest and innermost planet
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Space probe makes 1st Venus fly-by on way to Mercury
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Russian-US crew welcomed aboard the space station

A trio of space travelers has launched successfully to the International Space Station, for the first time using a fast-track maneuver to reach the orbiting outpost in just three hours
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Russian-US crew launches on fast track to the space station
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Timelapse captures moonrise behind lighthouse

An Australian photographer captured stunning footage of the moon rising behind Cape Byron Lighthouse.
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Timelapse captures moonrise behind lighthouse
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Crimson moon rises over Mt. Shasta

An eerie red moon rose over Mt. Shasta due to smoke from wildfires in California that continued to rage in the northern part of the state.
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Crimson moon rises over Mt. Shasta
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United Arab Emirates to launch spacecraft to moon in 2024

The mission will be unmanned, an Emirati official says.
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United Arab Emirates to launch spacecraft to moon in 2024
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Astronaut Terry Virts explains how managing isolation in space has helped him through pandemic

Retired colonel Terry Virts knows a lot about dealing with isolation after having spent over seven months in space. These are his tips for surviving quarantine.
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Astronaut explains how managing isolation in space has helped him survive pandemic
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New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels

Future moon explorers will face ultrahazardous radiation levels
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Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

An asteroid the size of a school bus is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will zoom safely past Earth on Thursday
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Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus's clouds

Astronomers looking at the atmosphere in neighboring Venus see something that might just be a sign of life
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Photographer captures moon-rising timelapse

An Australian photographer captured stunning footage of the moon rising behind Cape Byron Lighthouse.
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Photographer captures moon-rising timelapse
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What is the Perseid meteor shower?

The Perseids, which peak during mid-August, are considered the best meteor shower of the year.
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What is the Perseid meteor shower?
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NASA and SpaceX complete historic mission

U.S. astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken completed the feat after splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the SpaceX Dragon.
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NASA and SpaceX complete historic mission
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Virgin Galactic shows off passenger spaceship cabin interior

Rocket ship will carry passengers on suborbital flights in space's lower reaches
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What to know about China, UAE and US missions to Mars this summer

Three nations are taking aim at the Red Planet this month.
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What to know about China, UAE and US missions to Mars this summer
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UAE's Amal spacecraft rockets toward Mars in Arab world 1st

A United Arab Emirates spacecraft has rocketed away on a seven-month journey to Mars
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United Arab Emirates spacecraft blasts off from Japan
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Japan rocket carrying UAE Mars probe ready for Monday launch

A Japanese H-IIA rocket carrying a United Arab Emirates Mars spacecraft has been placed on the launch pad for Monday’s scheduled liftoff for the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission
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Japan rocket carrying UAE Mars probe ready for Monday launch
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Space station power upgrades nearly finished after spacewalk

Spacewalking astronauts have completed their part of a three-year power upgrade to the International Space Station
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Spacewalking astronauts closing in on final battery swaps
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Comet Neowise traverses Minnesota night sky

Time-lapse footage of an aurora borealis illuminating the night sky was captured by a resident of Graceville, Minnesota.
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Comet Neowise traverses Minnesota night sky
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UAE's Mars orbiter launch from Japan delayed by weather

The liftoff of the United Arab Emirates’ Mars orbiter has been postponed until Friday due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site
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UAE's Mars orbiter launch from Japan delayed by weather
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Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail
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How scientists plan to build a base on Mars

Engineers and scientists from NASA and MIT are building a plan to make it happen.
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How scientists plan to build a base on Mars
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Full moon rises and falls in stunning video

The time-lapse video captures the moon rising over an Australian wind farm.
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Full moon rises and falls in stunning video
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California firm's rocket fails in launch from New Zealand

The rocket failed to place seven payloads into orbit after liftoff.
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Astronaut says losing mirror on spacewalk was 'real bummer'

The commander of the International Space Station says losing a mirror during last week's otherwise successful spacewalk was “a real bummer."
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Spacewalking astronaut loses mirror, newest space junk

A spacewalking astronaut has added to the millions of pieces of junk orbiting the Earth
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Spacewalking astronaut loses mirror, newest space junk