• NASA is about to launch the fastest spacecraft in history in a $1.5-billion attempt to 'touch the sun' for the first time

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

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    NASA plans to launch a robot on Sunday that will fly closer to the sun than any mission in history.
    A Saturday launch attempt was delayed due to a technical glitch.
    The Parker Solar Probe will have to travel about 430,000 mph and use a high-tech heat shield to survive the trip.
    The probe is designed to study the sun's ultra-hot outer atmosphere, called the corona, among other mysteries of our star.
    The mission may help scientists predict space weather events that can wreak havoc on Earth.
    NASA is about to launch a $1.5 billion space mission to "touch" the sun and study its...
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  • SpaceX is quietly planning Mars-landing missions with the help of NASA and other spaceflight experts. It's about time

    SpaceX is quietly planning Mars-landing missions with the help of NASA and other spaceflight experts. It's about time

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    SpaceX , founded by Elon Musk , is building a rocket-and-spaceship system to land people on Mars.
    Musk said he wants to launch the first humans to Mars in 2024, following an uncrewed mission in 2022.
    As Ars Technica reported , SpaceX held a private "Mars Workshop" with NASA and other experts to draft plans for its Mars landings.
    Experts say setting up a viable outpost, let alone a colony , on Mars is more daunting than Musk has let on.
    SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, held a hush-hush conference in Colorado this week to formulate a plan for landing people on Mars and...
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