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SpaceX Launching Internet Satellites Aboard Used Rocket Sunday: Watch Live

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:30:00 EST

SpaceX plans to launch the first two prototypes for its vast satellite-internet constellation Sunday (Feb. 18), and you can watch the liftoff live.


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On This Day In Space! Feb. 17, 2007: NASA Launches 5 THEMIS Aurora-Hunting Spacecraft

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:22:00 EST

On February 17, 2007, NASA launched the THEMIS quintet of satellites to figure out the science behind Earth's most colorful auroras. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.


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Bits of Famous, Lost (and Fake) 'Flying Saucer' Turn Up in British Science Museum

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:21:00 EST

The flying saucer's copper bottom was covered in hieroglyphics, very much like the saucer discovered in Roswell, New Mexico.


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Meet the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon! Lego's 1st 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Set

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:28:00 EST

Lego will start selling a special "Solo: A Star Wars Story" set this April, about a month before the highly anticipated movie's May 25 premiere.


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Opportunity Rover Celebrates 5,000 Days on Mars

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:23:00 EST

NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity has just rolled past another big milestone — 5,000 days on the Red Planet.


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In Photos: Lego's Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:50:00 EST

Lego has created a stunning new version of the Millennium Falcon for the 2018 film "Solo: A Star Wars Story," which details the adventures of a young Han Solo. See photos of this first Solo Lego set here!


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Pac-Man' and 'Mario Kart': How to Understand Planet Formation

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:42:00 EST

Author Elizabeth Tasker gives a lecture in New York City, using creative examples to illustrate how exoplanets are born, why some migrate and the reason Jupiter ate all of Mars' rocks.


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Spacewalking Astronauts Breeze Through Robot 'Hand' Work on Space Station

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:45:00 EST

Two astronauts took a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (Feb. 16) to continue ongoing maintenance on the station's robotic arm, Canadarm2.


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Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:42:00 EST

Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.


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Best Astronomy and Astrophysics Books

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:34:00 EST

Space.com's editors present a list of the astrophysics and astronomy books worth a read-through.


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The Solar Storm Hitting Earth Today Might Look Awesome

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:09:00 EST

Thanks to a solar storm, the northern part of North America may see a dazzling auroral display tonight.


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NASA's 'Quiet Supersonic' Plane Could Change Airports Forever

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:01:00 EST

NASA's plan to fly a quiet supersonic jet by 2021 could have world-changing consequences for air travel.


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Image of the Day

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:00 EST

Russia's Progress 69 cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday (Feb. 15) to deliver 3 tons of supplies for the Expedition 54 crew.


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FCC Chairman Backs SpaceX's Bold Internet-Satellite Plan Ahead of 1st Launch

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:42:00 EST

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has issued a statement of support for SpaceX's envisioned Starlink constellation, a huge network of Earth-orbiting spacecraft that will provide internet service to folks around the world.


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Watch Starman's Entire Deep-Space Ride on Elon Musk's Roadster in Just 80 Seconds

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 EST

Feeling some Falcon Heavy withdrawal? You can relive the drama and spectacle of the giant SpaceX rocket's maiden launch, thanks to a new video that shows the journey of Elon Musk's Tesla and its mannequin driver, "Starman," out to deep space.


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A Giant Storm on Neptune Is Disappearing as Hubble Telescope Watches

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:59:00 EST

A dark storm on Neptune, once big enough to reach from Boston to Portugal, is dwindling to nothing as the Hubble Space Telescope keeps watch.


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Astronauts Taking a Spacewalk at the Space Station Today: Watch It Live

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:52:00 EST

Two astronauts will head outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk today (Feb. 16), and you can watch their entire excursion live online.


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Window Wars in Space: Quest for the 'Big View' High Above Earth

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:43:00 EST

Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital capsule features the biggest windows in spaceflight history, company representatives say — and that's a big part of the sales pitch.


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