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How to watch SpaceX bring NASA astronauts back to Earth this weekend – CNET

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history getting to the space station aboard a Crew Dragon capsule. Weather permitting, they’re coming home soon.

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Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley strapped into Crew Dragon prior to the launch scrub May 27.
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The SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission has been smooth sailing so far for NASA’sCommercial Crew Program. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley successfully launched to the International Space Station in late May, and now they’re ready to come home as early as Sunday, if the weather doesn’t force a delay. 
The return to Earth takes some time, and NASA will be there along the way with a liv…

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NASA telescope uncovers the cause of Betelgeuse’s mysterious dimming – CNET

And new observations suggest the red supergiant star is dimming again.

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Betelgeuse will go supernova and explode… eventually.
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In the Before Times, when the coronavirus was only just beginning its grim march across the globe, our troubles were much farther away. About 640 light-years farther away, in fact. Astronomers observing Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star, had been puzzled by its mysterious dimming. Some believed the event, which lasted from November 2019 to February 2020, was a portent of doom signaling the star’s upcoming explosion. But then the dimmi…

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Powered Up for the First Time in Interplanetary Space – SciTechDaily

Headed to the Red Planet with the Perseverance rover, the pioneering helicopter is powered up for the first time in interplanetary space as part of a systems check. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter received a checkout and recharge of its power system on Frida…

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The cruise phase began after the spacecraft separated from the rocket, soon after launch. The spacecraft departs Earth at a speed of about 24,600 mph (about 39,600 kph). The trip to Mars will take about seven months and about 300 million miles (480 million kilometers). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Headed to the Red Planet with the Perseverance rover, the pioneering helicopter is powered up for the first time in interplanetary space as part of a systems check.
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recei…

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NASA sets Oct. 23 as target launch date for first operational Crew Dragon mission – Spaceflight Now

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NASAs SpaceX Crew-1 crew members are seen seated in the companys Crew Dragon spacecraft during crew equipment interface training. From left to right are NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, mission specialist; Victor Glover, pilot; and Mike Hopkins, Crew Dragon commander; and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, mission specialist. Credit: SpaceX
The first operational flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft with four astronauts aboard is set to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida no earlier …

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