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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 SR-71 Blackbird: Engineering Marvel Beyond Imagination

The SR-71 Blackbird, a legendary long-range reconnaissance aircraft, remains one of the most awe-inspiring feats of engineering in aviation history. Capable of flying at an astonishing 26 kilometers above the Earth’s surface, the SR-71 allowed its pilots to witness the curvature of the planet and the darkness of space from their cockpit. Its unmatched speed …

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What Would Life Inside Artificial Gravity Be Like?

The intrigue of weightlessness in outer space has always been a captivating concept, inspiring people to shell out millions for a few minutes of suborbital joyrides. However, if humanity’s ambitions extend beyond fleeting experiences and toward establishing long-term space colonies on the Moon, Mars, or in Earth’s orbit, we face a monumental challenge: the absence …

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Who Are the Competitors to SpaceX’s Starship in 2023?

In the ever-advancing world of space exploration, competition is fierce, and the latest developments from SpaceX’s competitors demonstrate the industry’s dynamism. While Elon Musk’s Starship continues to make headlines, other players in the space race are making significant strides. In today’s article, we’ll explore three key developments: Firefly Aerospace’s rapid military test, Stoke Space’s innovative …

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The New Space Race: China’s Quest for Lunar Dominance in the 21st Century

In the 21st century, a new space race is unfolding right before our eyes, challenging the longstanding dominance of the United States in outer space exploration. For the first time since the historic contest with the Soviet Union in the 1960s, a formidable contender has emerged on the horizon, and this time, they mean business. …

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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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NASA’s Crazy Plan to Build a Telescope on the Moon

In the last year, the James Webb Space Telescope embarked on a groundbreaking mission, capturing stunning and unprecedented images of the universe. Positioned to shield itself from the sun’s blinding light, it turned its colossal golden mirrors toward the cosmos, allowing cryogenically cooled sensors to capture the ancient red-shifted light emitted 13.5 billion years ago …

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