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‘Kerbal Space Program’ celebrates 9th anniversary with Enhanced Edition launch for Xbox One, Playstation 4, ,

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Calling all Kerbonauts! New adventures await you on gaming consoles. The physics-based space simulator “Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced Edition Complete” is celebrating its ninth anniversary with digital launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developers Private Division and Squad announced Wednesday (Sept. 16). American players can pick up the game bundle for $39.99 in PlayStation Store or the Microsoft Store; …

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Smoke from US wildfires spreads across country and into Europe, ,

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NOAA/NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite’s OMPS (Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite) aerosols from the U.S. wildfires are detected from space. (Image credit: NOAA/NASA/Worldview) Smoke from the devastating U.S. wildfires is spreading across the country, moving north into Canada and across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe. Thousands of miles away from the fires, which originated in California and have spread along the U.S. …

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SpaceX delays next Starlink satellite fleet launch due to rocket ‘recovery issue’, ,

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SpaceX called off the launch of a new fleet of Starlink internet satellites on Thursday (Feb. 17) due to a “recovery issue” related to the mission’s Falcon 9 rocket. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch 60 new Starlink satellites for the company’s growing megaconstellation at 2:19 p.m. EDT (1819 GMT) Thursday from Pad 39A of NASA’s historic …

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SpaceX to launch 60 Starlink internet satellites today. Here’s how to watch live., ,

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UPDATE for 2:06 pm ET: SpaceX has called off today’s launch attempt of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink internet satellites due to bad weather at the rocket’s landing drone ship “Just Read The Instructions” in the Atlantic Ocean. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will launch another big batch of Starlink satellites into orbit for the company’s burgeoning megaconstellation …

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Watch live Friday: SpaceX launching 60 new Starlink satellites after delay, ,

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UPDATE for 2:06 pm ET: SpaceX has called off today’s launch attempt of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink internet satellites due to bad weather at the rocket’s landing drone ship “Just Read The Instructions” in the Atlantic Ocean. SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink internet satellites today (Sept. 17) in the company’s 13th mission dedicated to the space-based …

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Pictures from space! Our image of the day, ,

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Space can be a wondrous place, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it! Take a look at our favorite pictures from space here, and if you’re wondering what happened today in space history don’t miss our On This Day in Space video show here! Reflecting radio beams (Image credit: Leri Datashvili/Large Space Structures GmbH) Sept. 17, 2020: This metal-mesh …

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On This Day in Space: Sept. 17, 1789: Saturn’s ‘Death Star’ moon Mimas discovered, ,

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On Sept. 17, 1789, the British astronomer William Herschel discovered Saturn’s “Death Star” moon, Mimas. Meet Mimas: Saturn’s Death Star Moon Of course, “Star Wars” wasn’t a thing at the time, and no one had ever heard of something called a “Death Star.” But there’s no denying that this moon looks just like it. Anyway, Herschel was a guy who …

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Is Earth-moon space the US military’s new high ground?, ,

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U.S. military space policy officials have increasingly flagged a new role in guarding American assets and interests in Earth-moon space. This evolving doctrine extends to the moon’s surface, given NASA’s Artemis program of crewed lunar exploration and American companies’ plans to mine moon resources such as water ice. What do space experts say about extending military tactics to a new …

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Netflix’s ‘Away’ star Hilary Swank visits NASA’s Johnson Space Center, ,

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Academy-award winner Hilary Swank visited NASA’s mission control in preparation for her role as an astronaut in Netflix’s new space series “Away.” In the series, Swank plays American astronaut Emma Green, the commander of the first crewed expedition to Mars. The show, which began streaming Sept. 4, captures the challenges of long-duration spaceflight as well as the emotional struggles astronauts …