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NASA Fast Tracks Mission To Asteroid Worth Quadrillions

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); NASA has officially fast tracked its mission to Psyche, an asteroid so rich in resources that if it were ever towed back to Earth it could collapse the world economy. Originally scheduled for a 2023 launch NASA has brought it forward by an… Read more »

The UK Could Start Launching Spaceflights In Just Three Years

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Spaceflights could be launched from British soil in just three years under government plans announced today (9 Feb). Science minister Jo Johnson has unveiled a series of grants worth £10m aimed at consortia capable of launching missions from 2020. The funding will be complimented by a dedicated Spaceflight Bill to… Read more »

SpaceX Launch Video Shows Falcon 9 Rocket Ascend Into Space

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); SpaceX has launched its first rocket into space since an explosion rocked its operations last year. The Elon Musk-backed firm’s Falcon 9 rocket ascended into the sky from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast. In September, a mishap saw the firm’s… Read more »

NASA’s Cassini Probe Returns Stunning Close-Up Photos Of Saturn

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NASA’s Cassini probe has returned stunning close-ups of Saturn’s atmosphere, after beginning its death defying journey through the gas giant’s iconic rings. Half a day before making its first flyby, Cassini returned the following image, which shows the planet’s hexagonal jet stream and its stormy centre. Over the next nine… Read more »