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NASA Orion capsule safely blazes back from moon, aces test – Associated Press

NASA’s Orion capsule made a blisteringly fast return from the moon Sunday, parachuting into the Pacific off Mexico to conclude a test flight that should clear the way for astronauts on the next lunar flyby. The incoming capsule hit the atmosphere at Mach 32, or 32 times the speed of sound, and endured reentry temperatures

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NASA capsule buzzes moon, last big step before lunar orbit – Associated Press

Photo: This screengrab from NASA TV shows NASA’s Orion capsule, left, nearing the moon, right, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. At center is earth NASA’s Orion capsule reached the moon Monday, whipping around the far side and buzzing the lunar surface on its way to a record-breaking orbit with test dummies sitting in for astronauts. It’s

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Liftoff! NASA’s Artemis I Mega Rocket Launches Orion to Moon – NASA

Following a successful launch of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, the agency’s Orion spacecraft is on its way to the Moon as part of the Artemis program. Carrying an uncrewed Orion, SLS lifted off for its flight test debut at 1:47 a.m. EST Wednesday from Launch Pad 39B

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Embry-Riddle Astronomer Helps Analyze Stunning New Stardust Image

Photo: The two stars in Wolf-Rayet 140 produce shells of dust every eight years that look like rings, as seen in this image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Each ring was created when the stars came close together and their stellar winds collided. (Photo: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, JPL-Caltech) Just as a rock thrown

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Free Speaker Series at Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus

Photo: Dr. Richard Holdaway Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s College of Engineering is hosting a free lecture series with Distinguished Speaker Dr. Richard Holdaway. The first lecture is Tuesday October 18 from 7-8 pm at the Davis Learning Center Auditorium on campus at 3700 Willow Creek Rd. Dr. Holdaway has 45 years of experience working in multi-national

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Why is a NASA spacecraft crashing into an asteroid? – Associated Press

Photo: This illustration made available by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA depicts NASA’s DART probe, foreground right, and Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube, bottom right, at the Didymos system before impact with the asteroid Dimorphos In the first-of-its kind, save-the-world experiment, NASA is about to clobber a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away. A