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NASA praises the achievement of the Artemis 1 rocket on the moon, and is studying preparation for launch

NASA praises the achievement of the Artemis 1 rocket on the moon, and is studying preparation for launch

Monday (June 20) was a big day for NASA’s Artemis 1 mission. The agency’s massive new moon rocket, The space launch system (SLS), a 50-hour launch simulation known as “wet rehearsal” concluded on Monday evening (June 20). After several failed attempts in April, members of the expedition team were able to do just that SLS …

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NASA Administrators Think Moon Rocket Test Mostly

NASA Administrators Think Moon Rocket Test Mostly

NASA has taken four attempts to fully refuel the Space Launch System’s New Moon rocket, and although new problems emerged during Monday’s latest practice countdown, top managers said they were pleased with the giant booster’s performance. “We think we had a really successful rehearsal,” said Tom Whitemaier, NASA’s vice president of Exploration Systems Development, on …

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Scientists identify a possible source of the red mantle on Pluto's largest moon, Charon

Scientists identify a possible source of the red mantle on Pluto’s largest moon, Charon

Southwest Research Institute scientists have combined data from NASA’s New Horizons mission with new lab experiments and extra-atmospheric modeling to reveal the possible makeup of the red mantle on Pluto’s moon Charon and how it formed. The new findings suggest that intense seasonal elevations in Charon’s thin atmosphere combined with light that refracts the condensing …

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