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How Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus Just Took a Massive Step for Lunar Exploration

Introduction With the touch down of Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lunar lander, the US has completed its first moon landing since 1972, signaling a pivotal moment in lunar exploration. This historic event not only reignites the spirit of space discovery but also ushers in a new era where private enterprises are key players. Intuitive Machines’ mission …

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SpaceX's Second Starship Launch

SpaceX’s Second Starship Launch: A Milestone Amid Environmental Concerns

SpaceX Prepares for a Pivotal Launch Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), led by Elon Musk, is set to embark on a significant step in its ambitious space exploration program. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has authorized the company’s second test flight of the next-generation Starship and heavy-lift rocket from Texas, marking a pivotal moment …

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The Weekly Space Recap: October 8 – October 14, 2023

Axiom & Prada Spacesuit Partnership – October 9, 2023 Axiom Space and Prada have formed a partnership to design spacesuits for astronauts who will walk on the moon during NASA’s Artemis 3 mission. These suits are known as the Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit (AxEMU) spacesuits. Prada’s engineers will collaborate with Axiom to select materials and …

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The Weekly Space Recap: September 24 – September 30, 2023

Asteroid Sample Lands in Houston – September 25, 2023 NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully completed its second touchdown in two days, bringing a sample of dirt and gravel from the asteroid Bennu to the Utah desert. The sample was quickly transported to Houston, where it will be curated and studied. OSIRIS-REx, which collected the sample in …

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The Weekly Space Recap: September 17 – September 23, 2023

NASA Perseverance Rover Perseveres – September 21, 2023 NASA’s Perseverance rover achieved a Mars record by successfully navigating through a hazardous area of Martian terrain with the help of its automatic navigation system, AutoNav. The rover’s journey through a rocky area known as “Snowdrift Peak” was made possible by AutoNav, which guided it safely through …

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The Weekly Space Recap: September 10 – September 16, 2023

Is Firefly the #2 Behind SpaceX September 14, 2023 Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha rocket recently achieved a responsive launch record, lifting off from Vandenberg Space Force Base just 27 hours after receiving the order from the U.S. Space Force for a mission named Victus Nox. This quick response marks a significant shift in the nation’s ability …

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