Liftoff: What it’s like attending a Starship launch

Watching a space launch is bucket-list material, and Starship – the biggest, most powerful rocket in history – is a monster spectacle that draws tens of thousands. Joe Salas went to Boca Chica, Texas to catch the latest launch and check out Starbase.

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Radio signal from space repeats every hour, defying explanation

Astronomers have detected a really bizarre radio signal from space that repeats every hour, cycling through three different states. While they have some ideas about its origin it can’t be explained by our current understanding of physics.

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Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft (finally!) makes it into space

It was umpteenth time lucky for Boeing today, as its Starliner spacecraft roared into orbit. At 10:52 am EDT, the capsule carrying astronauts Barry Wilmore and Sunita Williams lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station atop an Atlas V rocket.

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SpaceX to attempt 4th orbital Starship flight: How to watch

SpaceX plans to launch its Starship spacecraft into orbit for the fourth time on June 6 sometime after 7:00 am CDT. The day and time are tentative because SpaceX has yet to win FAA approval for the launch, but if you want to watch, here's how.

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Watch: China touches down on the far side of the Moon

China's uncrewed Chang'e-6 has successfully landed on the far side of the Moon, where it will gather lunar rock and soil samples from the unexplored region for the first time in history. On-board cameras caught the moment it touched down.

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Update: How to watch Boeing’s next Starliner launch attempt

With yet another launch scrub on June 1, Boeing is taking another crack at getting its Starliner spacecraft into orbit with astronauts aboard. Here's how to watch as the company and NASA spins the wheel at Cape Canaveral at 10:52 am EDT on June 5.

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Boeing to roll the dice on a leaky Starliner June 1: Here’s how to watch

After years of delays and mishaps, Boeing is taking another shot at launching its Starliner spacecraft with a crew aboard despite a leaky helium valve. Here's how to watch the event, which is scheduled for 12:25 pm EDT on June 1.

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Watch live: EarthCARE satellite will unlock the mysteries of clouds

Clouds. They’re not very well understood. EarthCARE, a soon-to-launch satellite, will use advanced tech to unlock their mysteries, giving scientists a better understanding of the mysterious weather phenomenon so they can produce more accurate climate forecasts.

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New nuclear heaters use americium-241 to stop spacecraft freezing

Commercial operations on the Moon won't just be round-the-clock but round-the-calendar as ispace, inc. and the University of Leicester partner to develop nuclear heaters to allow future landers and rovers to survive the freezing lunar night.

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