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Space Launch Calendar 2020: Sky Events, Missions & More
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2020, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon abort test was 'picture-perfect,' Elon Musk says
SpaceX's high-altitude test of its Crew Dragon launch escape system on Sunday morning (Jan. 19) appears to have been a "picture-perfect mission," company founder and CEO Elon Musk said.
NASA's next Mars rover will get one of these 9 names
NASA has chosen nine finalists in the student naming contest for its next Mars rover, which currently goes by the bland Mars 2020.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon returns to shore after successful abort test (photos)
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule returned to port Sunday night (Jan. 19), hours after it flawlessly executed a test of its built-in, launch-escape system and splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean.
Early 'soda lakes' may have provided missing ingredient key to the origin of ...
How did early life get its start, given that this essential mineral was scarce?
The quantum world may have a favorite flavor, tantalizing results suggest
The world of the teensy-tiny, the quantum realm, could have a favorite flavor. Here's why that's a big deal.
Earth's oldest known impact crater may tell us a lot about our planet's froze...
Scientists have identified the oldest known impact crater on Earth ? and the ancient structure could tell us how our planet emerged from a long-ago frozen phase.
Were Alien Secrets Hidden in Roswell and Area 51? 'Project Blue Book' UFO Hun...
A search for the truth behind UFO sightings leads to the discovery of government cover-ups.
Can this new model predict which alien worlds could support life?
It's a tough job to figure out which planets are potentially habitable, because we can only see so much detail in our telescopes.
Three history-making space fliers to enter Astronaut Hall of Fame in May
Record-setting spacewalker Michael Lopez-Alegria, space shuttle commander Pamela Melroy and Scott Kelly, who logged the longest U.S. spaceflight, will be inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Lego is launching an International Space Station model for sale
The International Space Station is about to launch into the Lego universe. It hits store shelves Feb. 1, 2020.
NYC's Hayden Planetarium show 'Worlds Beyond Earth' is stunning and poignant
"Worlds Beyond Earth," the new space show at the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History hits it out of the park, taking viewers on a stunning, visceral journey through space using real and beautiful data.
Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day
Colorful stars sparkle across a sea of cosmic dust and gas in this new view of Gum 26, a star-forming region in the Milky Way galaxy.
On This Day in Space: Jan. 21, 1960: 'Miss Sam' the rhesus monkey launched in...
On January 21, 1960, a monkey named Miss Sam launched on a Little Joe rocket to help NASA test the launch escape system for its new Mercury spacecraft. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
SpaceX gears up for next Starlink satellite megaconstellation launch with roc...
SpaceX has fired up the rocket booster that will ferry the company's fourth batch of Starlink satellites into space.
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