SLS: Nasa's 'megarocket' set to fire up engines in crucial test

The four main engines for Nasa's new "megarocket" are to be fired in unison for the first time.

bbcnews
yesterday ~7 min

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Apollo landers, Neil Armstrong's bootprint and other human artifacts on Moon officially protected by new US law

Who cares what happens to bootprints on the Moon? All humans should. And thankfully the US Congress and president agree.

Michelle L.D. Hanlon, Professor of Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~9 min

 space  nasa  moon  mining  spacex  space-tourism  artemis  space-law  lunar-lander

Nasa's Curiosity rover: 3,000 days on Mars

Three thousand days and counting: Nasa's Curiosity rover continues its extraordinary exploration of Mars.

bbcnews
Jan. 9, 2021 ~7 min

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What is Elon Musk's Starship?

Elon Musk's company SpaceX is building a vehicle that could transform space travel.

bbcnews
Jan. 8, 2021 ~11 min

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Space images: The best of 2020

There was stunning cosmic imagery to feast on over the past year - here's our pick of the offerings.

bbcnews
Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Nasa's Mars rover and the 'seven minutes of terror'

The US space agency releases an animation to show how its Perseverance robot will land on Mars.

bbcnews
Dec. 23, 2020 ~4 min

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SLS: Crucial test for Nasa's 'mega-rocket'

Part of a giant rocket that will send humans back to the Moon has undergone a critical test.

bbcnews
Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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I'm an astronomer and I think aliens may be out there – but UFO sightings aren't persuasive

Scientists are not convinced by the current evidence of UFOs. That doesn't mean that they don't exist. But have Americans' belief in UFOs gone from science to a new religion?

Chris Impey, University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona • conversation
Dec. 4, 2020 ~7 min

 space  exoplanets  nasa  aliens  ufo  exobiology

Nasa to pay company $1 to collect moon rocks

The US space agency has awarded two American and one Japanese firm contracts to pick up lunar soil.

bbcnews
Dec. 4, 2020 ~3 min

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Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.

bbcnews
Nov. 28, 2020 ~5 min

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