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NASA Stops Launch Rehearsal for Its Giant Moon Rocket

NASA on Sunday morning cut short a practice countdown for its new megarocket, the Space Launch System. It is a key component of upcoming missions ...

U.S. Allows Hunters to Import Some Elephant Trophies From African Countries

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service informed some hunters last month that it would allow the import of six elephant trophies into the United ...

U.S. and Russian Astronauts Land on Earth Together Amid War in Ukraine

Mark Vande Hei, a NASA astronaut, returned to Earth on Wednesday with two Russian counterparts, landing in Kazakhstan after he spent 355 days in ...

Ice Volcanoes Reshape Pluto and Hint at a Hidden Ocean

In July 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft gave humanity its only close-up of Pluto. The spacecraft found that the dwarf planet, far from being ...

NASA Plans to Give SpaceX Some Company on the Moon

It won’t just be SpaceX going to the moon if NASA officials get their wish. That could be a boon to the space dreams of Jeff Bezos. As part of ...

The Wreck of an 1830s Whaler Offers a Glimpse of America’s Racial History

The shipwreck formally known as No. 15563 has been identified as Industry, the only whaling ship known to have sunk in the Gulf of Mexico. On ...

Abel Prize for 2022 Goes to New York Mathematician

Dennis P. Sullivan, a professor of mathematics at Stony Brook University and the City University of New York Graduate Center, is the winner of ...

Human Migration Brought Maize to Maya Region, Study Finds

The tropics are a paradise for everyone but a skeleton. Humidity keeps rainforests green but does little to preserve bodies, leading to a dearth ...

Russia’s Loss of Rocket Launch Business Becomes SpaceX’s Gain

OneWeb, a British satellite internet company that canceled rocket launches with Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, is turning to SpaceX to send ...

Russia’s astronauts enter the space station in yellow and blue flight suits.

Three Russian astronauts launched to the International Space Station early Friday. A few hours later, their Soyuz spacecraft docked at the space ...

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