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  1. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - In another breakthrough milestone aimed at slashing the high cost of rocketry, the innovators at billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched a ‘used’ rocket for only the second time in history - that blazed a path to orbit with its BulgariaSat-1 commercial comsat payload Friday afternoon, June 23, from the Kennedy Center and just minutes later landed upright and intact on an oceanic platform waiting offshore in the vast currents of the Atlantic ocean.

    The post BulgariaSat-1 Blazes to Orbit on Used SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket as Breakthrough Booster Lands 2nd Time on Oceanic Platform appeared first on Universe Today.

  2. Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week’s special guests are the NEOShield-2 Project Team. NEOShield-2 is a 100% European Union funded project to develop technologies to avoid an asteroid impact on Earth. Guests: Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Their stories this week: Hubble Finds a Dead Galaxy LISA is ON! NASA Releases a […]

    The post Weekly Space Hangout – June 23, 2017: NEOShield-2 Project Team appeared first on Universe Today.

  3. A team from SINTEF, and with the support of the ESA is looking to develop snake robots to assist astronauts aboard the ISS and conduct missions to asteroids, the Moon and Mars.

    The post Snake Rovers Might be the Best Way to Explore the Surface and Tunnels on Mars appeared first on Universe Today.

  4. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – For only the second time in history, SpaceX will launch a ‘flight-proven’ Falcon 9 rocket this Friday afternoon and the payload this time for this remarkable and science fictionesque milestone is the first geostationary communications satellite for the nation of Bulgaria. Blastoff of the BulgariaSat-1 communications satellite for commercial broadband […]

    The post 2nd SpaceX Recycled Falcon 9 Rocket Launching 1st Bulgarian GeoComSat June 23, Plus Potential Weekend Launch ‘Doubleheader’ – Watch Live appeared first on Universe Today.

  5. Relying on Hubble and gravitational lensing, a team of astronomers made the unexpected discovery of a galaxy that ceased star formation just three billion years after the Big Bang.

    The post Hubble Finds a Dead Galaxy that was Finished Making Stars Just a Few Billion Years After the Big Bang appeared first on Universe Today.

  6. Yippy-ki-yay! Saturn rides the back of a prancing pony across the evening sky. See it the next clear night.

    The post Saturn Rides Bareback On The Galactic Dark Horse appeared first on Universe Today.

  7. You can catch a glimpse of what its like to see NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover simultaneously high overhead from orbit and trundling down low across the Red Planet’s rocky surface as she climbs the breathtaking terrain of Mount Sharp - as seen in new images from NASA we have stitched together into a mosaic view; showing the perspective views above.

    The post See NASA’s Curiosity Rover Simultaneously from Orbit and Red Planet’s Surface Climbing Mount Sharp appeared first on Universe Today.

  8. We know trips in space will take a long time. Can we go to sleep for the journey and then wake up when we arrive?

    The post Is Human Hibernation Possible? Going to Sleep for Long Duration Spaceflight appeared first on Universe Today.

  9. A researcher working with the ESA has proposed creating a fleet of magnetic tugs to safely and effectively remove space debris from orbit.

    The post Let’s Clean up the Space Junk with Magnetic Space Tugs appeared first on Universe Today.

  10. The ESA recently decided to move forward with its LISA mission, a trio of satellites that will be the first space-based gravitational wave detector.

    The post LISA is On! Gravitational Wave Detection is Going to Space appeared first on Universe Today.

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