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The Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES) Could Detect Exoplanets Within a few Dozen Light-Years of Earth Using Astrometry

Reported by Universe Today

A team of Chinese researchers has proposed a new mission to find Earth-like planets in neighboring star systems - the Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES)! The post The Closeby Habitable Exoplanet Survey (CHES) Could Detect Exoplanets Within a few Doz...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 21 May 2022 20:00 +0000

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft is open for astronauts at space station for 1st time

 Boeing's Starliner spacecraft is open for astronauts at space station for 1st time

Reported by Space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station opened Starliner's hatch at 12:04 p.m. EDT (1604 GMT) on Saturday (May 21). ...
  • By: email@joshdinner.com (Josh Dinner)
  • On: Sat, 21 May 2022 18:48 +0000

Video game character becomes real 'Kerbalnaut' on Boeing Starliner

 Video game character becomes real 'Kerbalnaut' on Boeing Starliner

Reported by Space

In the game Kerbal Space Program, if the rocket you design does not reach its destination, you correct its problems and launch again. The first real Kerbalnaut is on Boeing's second Starliner test. ...
  • By: robert@collectspace.com (Robert Z. Pearlman)
  • On: Sat, 21 May 2022 18:27 +0000

Boeing's 1st Starliner to visit space station looks spectacular in these astronaut photos

 Boeing's 1st Starliner to visit space station looks spectacular in these astronaut photos

Reported by Space

Astronaut photos of Boeing's first uncrewed Starliner spacecraft to visit the station capture its Friday docking in stunning detail. ...
  • By: tmalik@space.com (Tariq Malik)
  • On: Sat, 21 May 2022 14:09 +0000

Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2: Live updates

 Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2: Live updates

Reported by Space

Read live updates of Boeing's second uncrewed test flight of its Starliner spacecraft, scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on May 19. ...
  • By: info@space.com (Space.com Staff)
  • On: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:20 +0000

On This Day In Space: May 21, 2010: Japan launches 1st solar sail Ikaros

 On This Day In Space: May 21, 2010: Japan launches 1st solar sail Ikaros

Reported by Space

On May 21, 2010, Japan launched the first successful solar sail Ikaros into space. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series. ...
  • By: hweitering@space.com (Hanneke Weitering)
  • On: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:17 +0000