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On This Day in Space! April 24, 1970: China Launches Its 1st Satellite

On This Day in Space! April 24, 1970: China Launches Its 1st Satellite

Reported by Space.com

On April 24, 1970, China became the fifth nation to independently launch a satellite into orbit. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space videos series!...
  • By: Hanneke Weitering
  • On: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:33 +0000

Meet OSCaR: Tiny Cubesat Would Clean Up Space Junk

Meet OSCaR: Tiny Cubesat Would Clean Up Space Junk

Reported by Space.com

A little spacecraft could soon make a big contribution in the fight against space junk....
  • By: Mike Wall
  • On: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:20 +0000

High-Altitude Auroras Create 'Speed Bumps' for Satellites

Reported by Space.com

A high-altitude version of the northern lights can create a headwind for some orbiting satellites, new research confirms....
  • By: Mike Wall
  • On: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:20 +0000

There Are Toxic Fungi in Space and No One Knows If They're Dangerous

There Are Toxic Fungi in Space and No One Knows If They're Dangerous

Reported by Space.com

The fungus among astronauts....
  • By: Adam Mann
  • On: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:16 +0000

The Moon's Surface Is Totally Cracked

The Moon's Surface Is Totally Cracked

Reported by Space.com

Is the moon all it's cracked up to be?...
  • By: Mindy Weisberger
  • On: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:15 +0000

NASA Social Media Efforts Win Two Webby Awards

NASA Social Media Efforts Win Two Webby Awards

Reported by NASA Breaking News

Agency digital properties also won five People's Voice Awards....
  • By: NASA Breaking News
  • On: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:08 EDT