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On This Day In Space! March 17, 1958: U.S. Launches Vanguard 1, 1st Solar-Powered Satellite

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On St. Patrick's Day in 1958, the U.S. Navy launched Vanguard 1, the first solar-powered satellite and the oldest artificial satellite currently orbiting the Earth. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series....
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  • On: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:30:00 EDT

Books and Black Holes: Stephen Hawking's Language Helps Us Grasp the Cosmos

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Those inspired by Stephen Hawking's classic book "A Brief History of Time" and by his legacy in cosmology are now picking up where Hawking's genius left off....
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  • On: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:15:00 EDT

Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees Looks Back on Colleague's Spectacular Success Against All Odds

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UK's Astronomer Royal Martin Rees shares his memories of the late star physicist Stephen Hawking....
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  • On: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:10:00 EDT

China's Tiangong-1 Space Lab Expected to Fall to Earth in 2 to 3 Weeks

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A new forecast by the European Space Agency’s Space Debris Office predicts that the 8.5-ton Tiangong-1 spacecraft will fall back to Earth between March 30 and April 6....
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  • On: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:00:00 EDT

The First SpaceX BFR Should Make Orbital Launches by 2020

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According to a recent interview Musk made at the 2018 SXSW conference, the BFR will be ready to conduct test launches in the next two years The post The First SpaceX BFR Should Make Orbital Launches by 2020 appeared first on Universe Today. ...
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  • On: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:36:37 +0000

'Star Wars' Droids Point the Way to NASA Repair Robots

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R2-D2 and BB-8 are the droids that NASA is looking for — "astromechs" that can help repair spaceships on the fly, a NASA robotics engineer says....
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  • On: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:00:00 EDT