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Debris removal: Space law is an important part in the fight against space junk
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Debris removal: Space law is an important part in the fight against space junk

While trying debris removal technologies, it is also imperative that authorities work out the best ways to regulate space activity.

NASA greenlights launch of SpaceX's third crew mission to the ISS
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NASA greenlights launch of SpaceX's third crew mission to the ISS

This will be the first crew flight using a recycled Falcon and Dragon as both were designed for reuse.

Two cosmonauts, 1 astronaut touch down on Earth after six months aboard ISS
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Two cosmonauts, 1 astronaut touch down on Earth after six months aboard ISS

This was the second missions for Kate Rubins, and Sergei Ryzhikov Ryzhikov but first mission for Sergei Kud-Sverchkov.

NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft leaves a mess on asteroid while making its return to Earth
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NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft leaves a mess on asteroid while making its return to Earth

A depression is visible where Osiris-Rex penetrated the asteroid’s surface. Boulders were hurled by the pressurised nitrogen gas that was fired at the ground to churn up material for vacuuming, and by the spacecraft’s getaway thruster.

Hundreds of space tourists in training to experience minutes of weightlessness in space
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Hundreds of space tourists in training to experience minutes of weightlessness in space

National Aerospace Training and Research Center conducts training program that lasts two days and includes classroom instruction and tests in a centrifuge.

Astronauts can expect shrinking hearts, other changes from long stints in low gravity
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Astronauts can expect shrinking hearts, other changes from long stints in low gravity

Astronaut Scott Kelly's heart shrunk considerably despite exercising almost every day, which worked to stop bone & muscle wasting.

Comet 2I/Borisov is the most pristine visitor from outer space ever observed
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Comet 2I/Borisov is the most pristine visitor from outer space ever observed

Pristine, in astronomical terms, describes a comet that has never passed close enough to a star to be transformed by its searing heat.

Language of space exploration rhetoric can affect public perception of space activities
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Language of space exploration rhetoric can affect public perception of space activities

Would we want futuristic Mars settlements to operate like modern-day Earth towns, or could we do better?

Astronomers capture image of the magnetic field around M87's black hole
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Astronomers capture image of the magnetic field around M87's black hole

Black holes are often detected by the radiation produced when their gravity pulls in surrounding gases, a process called accretion.

Tunisia launches its first satellite Challenge-1 aboard Russian Soyuz rocket
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Tunisia launches its first satellite Challenge-1 aboard Russian Soyuz rocket

This makes Tunisia the sixth African country to manufacture its own satellite and see it reach space.

Astronauts on Mars missions could suffer cognitive and emotional problems
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Astronauts on Mars missions could suffer cognitive and emotional problems

Since the first space missions, it's been clear that exposure to “microgravity” leads to dramatic changes in the human body.

Former senator Bill Nelson who flew in space shuttle nominated by Biden to lead NASA
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Former senator Bill Nelson who flew in space shuttle nominated by Biden to lead NASA

If confirmed by the Senate, Nelson – who currently serves as an advisor to NASA – will become the agency's 14th administrator.

Asteroid 2001 FO32 the largest space rock to fly by Earth in 2021, closest approach on 21 March
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Asteroid 2001 FO32 the largest space rock to fly by Earth in 2021, closest approach on 21 March

Asteroid 2001 FO32 is not going to fly in Earth's near neighbourhood again until 2052, when it will be at a much greater distance.

Understanding exoplanets: Unraveling the mysteries of planets that are hotter than stars
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Understanding exoplanets: Unraveling the mysteries of planets that are hotter than stars

Kelt-9 b might've formed away from its parent star and had a violent past with collisions happening as it migrated inwards.

Russia's Baikal-GVD underwater telescope to look into the depths of the universe
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Russia's Baikal-GVD underwater telescope to look into the depths of the universe

The telescope is the result of a collaboration between scientists from the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia and Slovakia.

Astronauts take safety measures after exposure to toxic ammonia during spacewalk
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Astronauts take safety measures after exposure to toxic ammonia during spacewalk

On the seven-hour spacewalk, astronauts had already spent enough time in sunlight to bake off the ammonia on their suits, Mission Control said.

Mars dust is sweeping the inner solar system, leaving a faint glow in night sky: Study
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Mars dust is sweeping the inner solar system, leaving a faint glow in night sky: Study

Dust grains were smashing into Juno's solar panels at velocities of 16,000 kmph, turning them into giant dust detectors.

NSIL inks four new launch contracts, plans on moving into satellite building sector
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NSIL inks four new launch contracts, plans on moving into satellite building sector

NSIL is in the process of identifying an Indian industry partner to undertake end-to-end production of the PSLV.

ISRO completes the development of radar for its joint Earth observation satellite with NASA
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ISRO completes the development of radar for its joint Earth observation satellite with NASA

The mission is targeted to launch in early 2022 from ISRO's Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.

Hits and misses: Will all the risks SpaceX is taking to test its Starship rocket pay off?
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Hits and misses: Will all the risks SpaceX is taking to test its Starship rocket pay off?

Starship can carry some 100 tons of material into space, with SpaceX calling it "the world's most powerful launch vehicle ever developed.