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Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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New frontier

Pentagon Urged to Create a ‘US Space Force’ to Fight Future Space Wars

This new military branch will prosecute any war or military operation involving the United States in space.

NASA

NASA Wants to Build a Space Mechanic Robot

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently launched a project that will develop and create a robot spacecraft that will act as sort of space mechanic which can perform repairs on satellites while in orbit.

 SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 sits on Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Titusville, Florida.

SpaceX Confirms Falcon 9 Launch on Dec. 16

SpaceX confirms that the company will resume the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket on Dec. 16. The rocket will launch the first group of communications satellites into space. Iridium Communications, the company which owns the satellites, also confirmed the launch date.

Epic Extra-Supermoon

How to View the Extra-Supermoon This November 2016?

Tonight is the best time to get outside and participate to the entire world to witness this epic supermoon as the full moon of Nov. 14 will be an extra-supermoon for two hours of perigee or being closest to the earth.

Supermoon

‘Extra Supermoon’ Closest Since 1948

A rare cosmic phenomenon will take place next Monday, Nov. 14. A “supermoon” occurs when the Moon gets very close to the Earth. However, the upcoming phenomenon is dubbed as “extra supermoon,” a cosmic event not seen in the skies in the last 68 years.

China successfully hit another space exploration milestone after it recently launched its Long March-5 rocket.

China's Long March-5 Rocket is Powerfully Capable for Taikonaut Lunar Mission

The remarkable launching of Long March-5 rocket last week proves China's capability to design a large rocket around its new YF-100 engines and was was noted to have the capacity to start marching the Taikonaut lunar mission.

NASA’s MMS Breaks Guinness World Record

NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Sets new Guinness World Record

Just over a month after NASA achieved the closest flying separation ever of any multispacecraft formation, NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) now holds the Guinness World Record for the highest altitude fix of a GPS signal as the team of four satellites set the new record of 43,500 miles above the surface of the Earth.

Moon

New Theory Explains Moon’s Current Location

A recently published theory highlighted a new look at how the moon could have possibly reached its current position in relevant to the Earth. The new theory offered a new twist to the generally accepted “giant impact” theory.

Rocket

Japan Launches Space Satellite with Manga Art Successfully

Japan’s space agency recently confirmed that it has successfully launched a weather satellite into space on Wednesday. What is even more interesting about the launch is that the satellite was adorned with snippets of Japanese manga art. The reason behind this is to raise awareness among the younger generation about the wonders of outer space and the universe.

Pluto Base

New Horizons Mission Finds Hint of Clouds on Pluto

The New Horizons spacecraft has almost completed its 16-month dispatches, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists revealed on Tuesday.

Antares Rocket Rollout

Orbital ATK Successfully Launches new Antares Rocket

Antares, from American aerospace manufacturer Orbital ATK, was successfully launched from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Flight Facility based in Virginia on Monday. This is the first flight for the Antares rocket since October 2014 when its predecessor exploded just seconds after liftoff.

China plans to build and operate a space station by 2022.

China Sends 2 Astronauts Into Space

The Chinese space program has sent two astronauts into space on Monday. The two astronauts are expected to dock at China's orbiting space lab. This latest feat is a crucial step in China's plan to build and operate its own space station by 2022.

The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing is entering the space tourism industry by developing a spaceplane that could fly several tourists to space.

China Plans to Fly Tourists to Space

The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing is entering the space tourism industry by developing a huge space plane that could fly up to 20 passengers to space, New Scientists reported.

UN space chariot

United Nations to Fly Developing Nations into Space

Developing countries get first crack at the UN space mission, but the mission is open to all UN member states.

china moon

China Plans to Create Permanently Manned Lunar Base

China revealed its plan to create a permanently manned radar station on the moon to monitor Earth.

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