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Historic Inspiration4 Splashes Down (video)

  After three days orbiting Earth, the astronauts of Inspiration4 flying aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at 7:06 p.m. EDT. The return marks the completion of the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit, which launched on a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s…

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Inspiration4 Crew Makes Evening Splashdown, Completing World’s First All-Civilian Orbital Mission to Space

  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL, September 18, 2021 – After three days orbiting Earth, the astronauts of Inspiration4 flying aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at 7:06 p.m. EDT. The return marks the completion of the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit, which launched on a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket…

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Something Smacked into Jupiter! (video)

  On September 13, 2021, many observers, including armature astronomers around the globe, were surprised when they witnessed what was apparently an object hitting Jupiter. Space debris hitting Jupiter happens regularly, but it is rare for amateur astronomers to catch one in the act.  A Brazilian amature astronomer seemingly captured a video of one of those strikes. Jupiter, with its strong gravitational…

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New research from Karat and Howard University sheds light on access challenges facing Black software engineers

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Survey of 300 Black computer science students highlights the importance of access to computers, exposure to the technology industry, and interview practice SEATTLE and WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Karat, the world’s leader in technical interviewing, today released new research in partnership with faculty from Howard University exploring key factors that can help more Black software engineers enter the tech industry and excel in their careers….

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Perseverance Collects Puzzle Pieces of Mars’ History (video)

  NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover successfully collected its first pair of rock samples, and scientists already are gaining new insights into the region. After collecting its first sample, named “Montdenier,” Sept. 6, the team collected a second, “Montagnac,” from the same rock Sept. 8. Analysis of the rocks from which the Montdenier and Montagnac samples were taken and from the…

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NASA to Announce Landing Site for Artemis Lunar Robotic Rover

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  Lunar Landing Site NASA will host a media teleconference Monday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. EDT, to announce the lunar landing site for the agency’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER). The rover will be delivered to the Moon’s surface in late 2023 under the Artemis program and part of the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative.   VIPER…

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Inspiration4 Crew Launches First All-Civilian Orbital Mission to Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL, September 15, 2021 – On September 15 the crew of Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight mission to orbit, officially ushered in a new era of space exploration at 8:02:56 PM EDT as SpaceX’s Falcon 9 lifted off from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. “Our crew carries the responsibility and importance of this mission…

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SPACEX WATCH LIVE: INSPIRATION4 MISSION

SpaceX is targeting a five-hour launch window on Wednesday, September 15, opening at 8:02 p.m. EDT (Thursday, September 16 at 00:02 UTC) for launch of the Inspiration4 mission – the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit – aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Inspiration4 is commanded by…

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NASA Selects Five U.S. Companies to Mature Artemis Lander Concepts

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  NASA has selected five U.S. companies to help the agency enable a steady pace of crewed trips to the lunar surface under the agency’s Artemis program. These companies will make advancements toward sustainable human landing system concepts, conduct risk-reduction activities, and provide feedback on NASA’s requirements to cultivate industry capabilities for crewed lunar landing missions. The awards under the…

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Collects Puzzle Pieces of Mars’ History

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover successfully collected its first pair of rock samples, and scientists already are gaining new insights into the region. After collecting its first sample, named “Montdenier,” Sept. 6, the team collected a second, “Montagnac,” from the same rock Sept. 8.   Analysis of the rocks from which the Montdenier and Montagnac samples were taken and from the…

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