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Crew Dragon to be crewed May 27, impacts on asteroids make regolith, Comet Borisov lends insights, and the California Nebula gloriously ends Spitzer Mission

Crew Dragon to be crewed May 27, impacts on asteroids make regolith, Comet Borisov lends insights, and the California Nebula gloriously ends Spitzer Mission

The first flight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly nine years finally has a launch date: May 27. The impact of small bodies hitting an asteroid pulverizes its surface, making new regolith, while seismic shaking produced by the impact causes...
Cheops will bring many exciting discoveries, researchers at University of Geneva discover a six-planets system, and interview with Emily Levesque about Betelgeuse

Cheops will bring many exciting discoveries, researchers at University of Geneva discover a six-planets system, and interview with Emily Levesque about Betelgeuse

Cheops, ESA’s new exoplanet mission, will commence routine science operations by the end of April, an international team lead by researchers of the University of Geneva has discovered a six-planets system, and Pamela talks Betelgeuse with astronomer Emily Levesque....
Rocket Roundup for 4/8/2020

Rocket Roundup for 4/8/2020

SpaceX dominates the week with the tower escape system test for the Crew Dragon, Starship prototype has “rapid unplanned disassembly,” and the last Dragon 1 capsule returns to Earth Links SpaceX tests the tower escape system for Crew Dragon Video:...
Weekly Rocket Update

Weekly Rocket Update

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for a round up of all things rocket related. Today’s multi-national news has no actual launches, but includes updates on SpaceX’s preparations for crewed launches, the landing of Skybot, problems on the...