Advancing the Space Frontier

An emerging space economy is here. As teams around the globe race to innovate and explore, what are the implications for the human race? 
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NASA is sending a robot surgeon to the ISS 
A MIRA surgical robot is heading to the ISS in 2024 so developers can test its potential to help astronauts survive medical emergencies.
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NASA discovers the perfect cave to live in on the moon 
A newly identified lunar pit where the temperature is always about 63 F could be the perfect place for NASA’s future moon base.
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There are nearly 3,000 satellites in orbit, and all of them are subject to a breach in satellite security. Here’s how white hat hackers can help.
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Chinese astronomers unveil a plan to find Earth 2.0 — and aliens 
China’s Earth 2.0 mission will survey the Milky Way in the hope of identifying exoplanets similar to Earth.
The cosmos can kill us in many ways. But the James Webb Space Telescope can help save us 
Asteroid strikes, supernova explosions, and gamma-ray bursts are just a few of the ways the cosmos can kill us.
This is the damage a tiny speck of space debris can do at 15,000mph
A crater 5 inches deep was caused by something about the size and weight of an eraser on the end of a pencil.
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James Webb’s record-breaking first science image: explained 
On July 11, 2022, the very first science image of the James Webb Space Telescope was unveiled to the world.
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James Webb’s first science images: before-and-after 
The James Webb Space Telescope’s first set of science images showcases the breadth of the observatory’s capabilities.
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Preparing for Mars
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These food scientists are making it possible for us to explore space in ways we haven’t yet as a species.
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Preparing for the first human mission to Mars
Mars is going to be bombarded with visitors from planet Earth — the U.S., China, and UAE are all launching unmanned spacecraft to the red planet this month.
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