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Preparing for that trip to Mars

Preparing for that trip to Mars

Author: Ilima Loomis / Source: Science News for Students This artist’s illustration depicts what a possible mission to Mars might look like. To make it reality, though, scientists must first solve a lot of problems. This is the first of a two-part series on...

4 questions about the new U.S. budget deal and science

4 questions about the new U.S. budget deal and science

Author: Emily DeMarco / Source: Science News EARLY TO RISE U.S. lawmakers passed a bipartisan budget deal before dawn. The measure could boost federal spending for science research, but tough decisions about how to divvy it up are still to come. A two-year...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch

Author: Miss Cellania / Source: Neatorama SpaceX launched the most powerful rocket on earth from Cape Canaveral today. The Falcon Heavy contains 27 engines producing five million pounds of thrust at liftoff. The launch was conducted from launchpad LC-39A at...

Smaller and Smarter: The Electron Rocket Takes Flight

Smaller and Smarter: The Electron Rocket Takes Flight

Author: Tom Nardi / Source: Hackaday On January 21st, 2018 at 1:43 GMT, Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket lifted off from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula. Roughly eight minutes later ground control received confirmation that the vehicle entered into a good orbit,...

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