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  • Russian Film Crew Wraps Space Station Shoot and Returns to Earth
    by Joey Roulette on 2021-10-17 in Peresild, Yulia, Shipenko, Klim, International Space Station, The Challenge (Movie), Russia, Movies, Soyuz Project, Roscosmos, Space and Astronomy

    A Russian actress and film director landed near Russia’s spaceflight base in Kazakhstan after 12 days in orbit.

  • Why NASA Launched a Robotic Archaeologist Named Lucy
    by David W. Brown on 2021-10-16 in Lucy, Asteroids, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Rocket Science and Propulsion, , Solar System, Planets, Space and Astronomy, Research

    In a vast odyssey across the solar system, the mission will study asteroids known as Trojans that may contain secrets of how the planets ended up in their current orbits.

  • NASA’s Lucy Launches on 12-Year Mission to Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids
    by Joey Roulette on 2021-10-16 in Space and Astronomy, Jupiter (Planet), Asteroids, Solar System, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The elaborate journey of the robotic spacecraft will offer close encounters with some of the solar system’s least understood objects.

  • Space Station Emergency Prompted by Russian Thruster Firing
    by Joey Roulette on 2021-10-15 in International Space Station, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Space and Astronomy, Roscosmos, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Russia

    While the astronauts were said to not be in any danger, it was the second such incident since July.

  • NASA’s Perseverance Rover Stashes First Mars Rock Sample
    by Kenneth Chang on 2021-10-15 in Perseverance (Mars Rover), Mars (Planet), Geology, Space and Astronomy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The rock, sealed in a tube, is the first of many the robotic explorer will collect to one day send back to Earth for scientists to study.

  • He Stayed Grounded by Writing a Thriller Set in Outer Space
    by Sarah Lyall on 2021-10-14 in Books and Literature, Content Type: Personal Profile, International Space Station, Space and Astronomy, genre-books-thriller, Hadfield, Chris, The Apollo Murders (Book), Space Oddity (Song)

    Chris Hadfield went viral as an astronaut singing David Bowie in orbit. Now he has written a Cold War thriller packed with cosmic action.

  • Meteorite Crashes Through Ceiling and Lands on Woman’s Bed
    by John Yoon and Vjosa Isai on 2021-10-14 in Meteors and Meteorites, Space and Astronomy, Golden (British Columbia)

    After a fireball streaked through the Canadian sky, Ruth Hamilton, of British Columbia, found a 2.8-pound rock the size of a large man’s fist near her pillow.

  • In a Blue Origin Rocket, William Shatner Finally Goes to Space
    by Joey Roulette on 2021-10-13 in Shatner, William, Blue Origin, Bezos, Jeffrey P, Private Spaceflight, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Space and Astronomy, Workplace Hazards and Violations

    The actor who played Captain Kirk played the role of pitchman for Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company at a time that it is facing a number of workplace and business difficulties.

  • Astronomers Found a Planet That Survived Its Star’s Death
    by Becky Ferreira on 2021-10-13 in Stars and Galaxies, Planets, Sun, Nature (Journal), Research

    The Jupiter-size planet orbits a type of star called a white dwarf, and hints at what our solar system could be like when the sun burns out.

  • Many ‘Star Trek’ Fans Are Eager to See William Shatner Go to Space
    by Jacob Meschke on 2021-10-13 in Shatner, William, Star Trek (TV Program), Television, Private Spaceflight, Blue Origin, Space and Astronomy, Science Fiction

    The series’ longtime viewers said they were excited to see the man who played Captain Kirk make science fiction seem a bit more real.

  • William Shatner’s Star Trek Moment With Jeff Bezos
    by David Streitfeld on 2021-10-13 in Bezos, Jeffrey P, Shatner, William, Star Trek (TV Program), Amazon.com Inc, Blue Origin, Private Spaceflight, Space and Astronomy

    After the Blue Origin crew set down, science fiction met reality.

  • Who Are William Shatner’s Crewmates Aboard the Blue Origin Launch?
    by Joey Roulette on 2021-10-13 in Shatner, William, Blue Origin, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Private Spaceflight, Space and Astronomy

    Three other passengers are on the flight, two of them paying to be there.

  • How Much Does it Cost to Fly to Space with Blue Origin?
    by Joey Roulette on 2021-10-13 in Private Spaceflight, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Space and Astronomy, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Daemen, Oliver, Shatner, William, Bezos, Jeffrey P, Travel and Vacations

    The company said in July it had nearly $100 million in sales, but not how many tickets that included.

  • Did a Meteor Explode Over New Hampshire? That May Explain the Boom.
    by Neil Vigdor on 2021-10-12 in Weather, Satellites, Meteors and Meteorites, Space and Astronomy, National Weather Service, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Earthquake Information Center, United States Geological Survey, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New England States (US)

    Meteorologists said that a bolide, a type of large meteor explosion in the atmosphere, might have been the source of a disturbance that was widely reported on Sunday.

  • A Nobel Prize for Stephen Hawking That Might Have Been
    by Dennis Overbye on 2021-10-05 in Space and Astronomy, Black Holes (Space), Nobel Prizes, Physics, Gravitation and Gravity, California Institute of Technology, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), Hawking, Stephen W, Physical Review Letters, Thorne, Kip S, your-feed-science

    A recent study of black holes confirmed a fundamental prediction that the theoretical physicist made nearly five decades ago. But the ultimate award is beyond his reach.

  • How the Pentagon Could Be Helping to Fight Wildfires
    by William J. Broad on 2021-10-01 in Satellites, California, Wildfires, United States Defense and Military Forces, Defense Department, Federal Budget (US), United States Politics and Government, Space and Astronomy, Newsom, Gavin, Schiff, Adam B, Biden, Joseph R Jr, your-feed-science, Forest Service, audio-neutral-informative

    The military’s satellites excel at spotting new blazes, but for decades they have been mostly off limits to civilian firefighters.

  • This May Be the First Planet Found Orbiting 3 Stars at Once
    by Jonathan O’Callaghan on 2021-09-28 in Planets, Stars and Galaxies, Space and Astronomy, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (Journal), Research

    It’s called a circumtriple planet, and evidence that one exists suggests that planet formation is less unusual than once believed.

  • SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Civilian Crew Completes 3-Day Mission
    by Kenneth Chang on 2021-09-19 in Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Private Spaceflight, Space and Astronomy, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Isaacman, Jared (1983- ), Arceneaux, Hayley, Proctor, Sian, Sembroski, Christopher (1979- ), Travel and Vacations, High Net Worth Individuals

    The mission hinted at what space travel could look like in a more accessible future, while remaining in reach now to only the richest of the rich.

  • The Rock That Ended the Dinosaurs Was Much More Than a Dino Killer
    by Becky Ferreira on 2021-09-13 in Dinosaurs, Asteroids, Endangered and Extinct Species, Space and Astronomy, Research, Solar System, Geology, Icarus (Journal)

    In seeking the origin story of the Chicxulub impactor, scientists hope to also unlock secrets about the origin of life itself.

  • Carolyn Shoemaker, Hunter of Comets and Asteroids, Dies at 92
    by Alex Traub on 2021-09-04 in Deaths (Obituaries), Space and Astronomy, Comets, Asteroids, Records and Achievements, Shoemaker, Carolyn, Shoemaker, Eugene Merle,

    After her children left for college, she unexpectedly became astronomy’s record-setting spotter of unidentified objects hurtling through the cosmos.