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Rocket Report: Four Falcon Heavy launches this year; meet the Wand-one

Enlarge / A French startup has named its rockets Baguette-one and Orbital-Baguette-1. HyPrSpace Welcome to Rocket Report 4.46! This report will come to you a day early because I will be on vacation for a while, long enough that there will be no newsletter next week. We will see. As for the events I might …

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NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket returns to launch pad for crucial tests

NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission is back on the launch pad. Technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida began rolling the Artemis 1 stack – one Space Launch System (SLS) topped by an Orion crew capsule – out of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at approximately 12:10 a.m. EDT (0410 GMT) Monday morning …

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Moon’s Orientale Basin

Ancient lunar volcanoes could provide future astronauts with drinking water and rocket fuel

The moon’s eastern basin as seen by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Credit: NASA GSFC Billions of years ago, a series of volcanic eruptions raged across the moon, blanketing hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of the orb’s surface in hot lava. Over the eons, this lava created the dark spots, or maria, that give the …

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