Shooting for the Sun
By Guardian Exclusive
17 August 2018 | 3:14 pm
Researchers at NASA have aimed a spacecraft at the sun. And it’s worth $1.5bn! The Parker Solar probe was launched by NASA on Sunday and will go seven times closer than any spacecraft before. The Parker solar probe is aimed at unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar wind and geomagnetic storms
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Images of the moment NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are told that SpaceX's landmark launch to the International Space Station is postponed due to poor weather. The decision was made with around 20 minutes to go until takeoff.
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NASA's next-generation rover, named Perseverance, has blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral to begin its journey to the Red Planet. The US spacecraft will scour Mars for signs of ancient life.
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America's first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returns safely to Earth. "This has been quite an odyssey," says US astronaut Doug Hurley.
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The toilet is 65% smaller and almost 50% lighter than toilets the ISS currently uses.
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NASA's Perseverance rover to explore mysteries of Mars
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After a seven-month journey, NASA's Perseverance rover prepares to touch down on Mars on Thursday after first negotiating a risky landing procedure that will mark the start of its multi-year search for signs of ancient microbial life. "We know Mars had water at one point, we know that it was habitable, it could have had life at one point. That's why we're going back and looking for it," Perseverance deputy project manager, Jennifer Trosper, tells AFPTV.
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NASA Acting Administrator Steve Jurczyk remarks on the possibility of having astronauts on Mars at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, shortly after the Perseverance rover landed on the red planet.
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The USA's Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars with a helicopter called Ingenuity strapped to its belly. The Mars 2020 mission is seen as a first step towards bringing samples of Martian rock back to Earth.
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