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Steve Carell’s ‘Space Force’ farce will launch on Netflix May 29. See the new trailer., Chelsea Gohd,

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Editor’s note: The “Space Force” trailer features strong language. The U.S. Space Force faces the parody treatment in a brand new Netflix series aptly titled “Space Force.” The show stars Steve Carell as General Mark R. Naird who, as you can see in the brand new trailer released today (May 5), is surprised to be given command of the brand …

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Tiny asteroid’s super-close Earth flyby shows planetary protection in action, scientists say, Meghan Bartels,

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It was a bright speck in the night. On April 27, something caught the eyes of astronomers poring through data gathered by the Pan-STARRS Observatory in Hawaii: a previously unknown space rock, and one that was very, very close to Earth. Coincidentally, the alert came as a rather large asteroid (called 1998 OR2) was making its closest approach to Earth. …

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All-Star Cast Assembles for First Photos from Legendary’s ‘Dune’ Remake, Chris Arrant,

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Vanity Fair has shared the first crop of photos from Legendary’s upcoming Dune remake. Here is a selection of them, from VF’s Twitter: You can view even more photos here. “Dune, Arrakis, desert planet.” (Image credit: Legendary) “Dune” has an all-star cast which includes Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Oscar …

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Beacon of hope? NASA sees inspiration parallels between Apollo and Artemis moonshots, Mike Wall,

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NASA hopes its next moonshot will be a beacon of hope in troubled times, just as the first one was. The space agency pulled off its famed Apollo moon landings during a time of incredible division and turmoil in the United States. Throughout the 1960s, the nation was wracked and riven by the Vietnam War, civil rights violations and protests, …

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Pictures from space! Our image of the day, Space.com Staff,

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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! “Stretched” spiral galaxy bursts with baby stars (Image credit: ESA/NASA/Hubble/L. Ho) Friday, May 1, 2020: …

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Watch live: SpaceX, NASA preview 1st commercial crew launch to ISS, Space.com Staff,

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Ahead of SpaceX’s historic Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station — the first crew launch from U.S. soil in nearly a decade — NASA TV will air a series of mission briefings and live astronaut interviews today (May 1). You can watch it all live in the window above, courtesy of NASA TV. SpaceX will launch its …

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Space calendar 2020: Rocket launches, sky events, missions & more!, Hanneke Weitering,

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LAST UPDATED May 1: These dates are subject to change, and will be updated throughout the year as firmer dates arise. Please DO NOT schedule travel based on a date you see here. Launch dates collected from NASA, ESA, Roscosmos, Spaceflight Now and others. Watch NASA webcasts and other live launch coverage on our “Watch Live” page, and see our …

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FDA approves new NASA ventilator for COVID-19 treatment, Tariq Malik,

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The FDA has approved this VITAL ventilator for coronavirus disease patients designed and built by engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) A new ventilator developed by NASA to treat victims of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has received emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the space agency said today (April 30). …

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Sting headlines virtual ‘Space Songs’ concert by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum tonight!, Chelsea Gohd,

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Sting, space and music will collide online tonight (April 30) when the rock icon headlines a free virtual concert “Space Songs: Through the Distance” for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Tested’s Adam Savage, whom fans will remember from his role on the iconic television series “Mythbusters,” will host the free, virtual concert. Beloved musician Sting, who first made …