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NASA Selects a Sample Collection Site on Asteroid Bennu

NASA Selects a Sample Collection Site on Asteroid BennuAfter grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu's surface, the US space agency has finally selected a sample collection site on asteroid Bennu.The OSIRIS-Rex mission team selected the site designated "Nightingale" - located in a crater high in Bennu's northern hemisphere.Since...
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Mars 2020 Headed to the Red Planet Next Year: NASA

'Curiosity' won't be NASA's only active Mars rover for much longer as in next summer, 'Mars 2020' will be headed for the Red Planet. Built and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, each has its own role in the ongoing exploration of Mars and the search for...
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NASA to Study Previously Unopened Apollo Sample

As NASA plans to return humans to the Moon in 2024, scientists opened an untouched rock and soil sample from the Moon returned to Earth as part of the the US space agency's final mission of the Apollo programme.The sample, opened on Tuesday, was collected on the Moon by Apollo...
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How NASA Could Help Stop Climate Change With Solar Satellites

How NASA Could Help Stop Climate Change With Solar SatellitesJust two months after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg told leaders gathered at the United Nations that they had stolen her dreams by not figuring out how to stop climate change within her eight-year...
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NASA Says First All-Female Spacewalk Now Later This Week

NASA Says First All-Female Spacewalk Now Later This WeekAfter an infamous spacesuit flub earlier this year that resulted in accusations of sexism, NASA now plans to carry out the first all-female spacewalk this week, it said Tuesday.Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will venture outside the International Space Station either...
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