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NASA Inspector General releases scathing report on lunar effort

Placeholder while loading article actions For years, NASA struggled with the hot air balloon rocket costs and the spacecraft he wants to use to send astronauts to the moon. Now he has significant problems with an obscure but vital piece of hardware used to transport and launch the rocket: a scaffolding tower known as the …

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NASA assembles a team to collect data on unidentifiable events in the sky | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — NASA is putting a team together to study unidentified aerial phenomena, commonly known as UFOs, the The US space agency announced on Thursday. The team will gather data on “events in the sky …

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NASA joins UFO hunt

Placeholder while loading article actions NASA is joining the hunt for UFOs, a senior space agency official said Thursday, forming a team that would review “sightings of events that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena.” The space agency would bring scientific perspective to efforts already underway by the Pentagon and intelligence agencies …

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SpaceX’s NASA Crew Dragon launch manifest doubles in three months

NASA says it will soon award SpaceX five more Crew Dragon astronaut carrier contracts after purchasing three additional missions from the company on Feb. 28. This June 1 announcement means NASA has more than doubled the number of operational Crew Dragon astronaut launches planned between 2020 and late 2030 in the past three months – …

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Astronauts face mental and emotional challenges to travel to deep space. Scientists are working on solutions | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The astronauts ventured into space for 61 years to unleash the human potential for exploration. But the floating freedom afforded by zero gravity also presents a number of limitations when it comes to …

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William E. Stoney Jr., NASA engineer in space race, dies at 96

Placeholder while loading article actions William E. Stoney Jr., an aeronautical engineer who made significant contributions to NASA’s mission during the space race as the developer of early rockets and the lead engineer of the Apollo program, died May 28 in a rehabilitation center in Ashburn, Virginia. He was 96. The cause was complications from …

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