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  • NASA set for first SpaceX operational Crew Dragon launch: ‘All systems are go’

    NASA is set for the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon launch, marking an important milestone for the space program. The launch, which was pushed back from Saturday on account of weather, is scheduled for 7:27 p.m. ET Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The six-month mission is the first crew rotation flight on a U.S. commercial spacecraft. The latest weather forecast is 50% favorable, NASA tweeted on Sunday morning. “All systems are go for tonight’s launch at 7:27 p.m. EST of Crew Dragon’s first operational mission with four astronauts on board,” tweeted SpaceX. HISTORIC SPACEX COMMERCIAL LAUNCH EXPECTED TO DRAW AS MANY AS 250,000…

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  • Egypt unveils ancient coffins, statues found in Saqqara

    Egyptian antiquities officials on Saturday announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins, some with mummies inside, and around 40 gilded statues in a vast Pharaonic necropolis south of Cairo. Colorful, sealed sarcophagi and statues that were buried more than 2,500 years ago were displayed in a makeshift exhibit at the feet of the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara. MASSIVE TOOTH FOUND ON SOUTH CAROLINA BEACH SPARKS QUESTIONS OVER WHAT CREATURE IT BELONGS TO Archaeologists opened a coffin with a well-preserved mummy wrapped in cloth inside. They also carried out X‐raying visualizing the structures of the ancient mummy, showing how the body had been preserved. Journalists gather…

  • Massive 10-foot long alligator spotted on golf course in Florida

    Talk about par for the course. A massive 10-foot long alligator was recently spotted on camera interrupting a golf outing in Florida. The gator, described by one media outlet as “dinosaur-sized,” was spotted walking along a course in Naples, Fla., seemingly without any interest in the golfers looking at the enormous reptile. This is not the first time in recent memory that alligators have been spotted on a golf course in the southern part of the U.S. In May, a group of golfers in Hilton Head, S.C., filmed what appeared to be a fight to the death between two massive alligators, telling local media the encounter lasted approximately two hours. In August…

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  • Apollo 11: Only picture of Neil Armstrong on the moon up for auction

    The only photo of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong standing on the moon is slated to go up for auction, where it’s expected to sell for big bucks. The picture of Armstrong, the first man on the moon, is part of a larger sale that includes approximately 2,400 photos from NASA’s “golden age of space exploration,” according to a press release from auction house Christie’s. (CREDIT: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2020) “The collection is the most comprehensive private collection of NASA photographs ever presented at auction, and spans every visual milestone of the space program, from the early days of Mercury, the technical advances of Gemini and Lunar Orbiter, to the…

  • Apollo 11: Only picture of Neil Armstrong on the moon up for auction

    The only photo of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong standing on the moon is slated to go up for auction, where it’s expected to sell for big bucks. The picture of Armstrong, the first man on the moon, is part of a larger sale that includes approximately 2,400 photos from NASA’s “golden age of space exploration,” according to a press release from auction house Christie’s. (CREDIT: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2020) “The collection is the most comprehensive private collection of NASA photographs ever presented at auction, and spans every visual milestone of the space program, from the early days of Mercury, the technical advances of Gemini and Lunar Orbiter, to the…

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  • NASA pays tribute to ‘Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek, who helped recruit the next generation of astronauts

    NASA has paid tribute to Alex Trebek, who helped recruit the next generation of astronauts for missions to the moon and Mars. “We’re saddened by the passing of legendary @Jeopardy host Alex Trebek,” NASA tweeted Sunday. “Earlier this year, he helped us recruit the next generation of astronauts – a testament to his dedication to challenging us to expand our knowledge.” NASA also tweeted a video of Trebek urging prospective astronauts to “make history” in the space agency’s Artemis program. NASA TESTS BOOSTER ROCKET FOR FUTURE ARTEMIS MISSIONS TO THE MOON “NASA is seeking trailblazers who will boldly go where no woman or man has gone before,” Trebek said in the…

  • Hellish lava planet light-years from Earth discovered light-years away

    Scientists have discovered new details about a hellish lava planet light-years away from Earth that is unbearably hot, rains rocks and has lava oceans more than 60 miles deep. I know, cue the jokes, but K2-141b, the planet in question, isn’t anywhere near us. The exoplanet, meaning it is outside our solar system, hosts one of the most “extreme” environments discovered, according to a study first published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by scientists from McGill University in Montreal, York University in Toronto and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in India. Artist’s impression of the lava planet K2-141b. At the center of the large illuminated…