Advancing the Space Frontier

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Uplift Aerospace will transport valuable goods to the ISS and house them in their Constellation Vault starting this year.
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Chinese lander finds first onsite evidence of water on the moon 
The first onsite evidence of water on the moon suggests that subterranean lunar rock contains larger stores than can be found on the surface.
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The Hubble Space Telescope is dying. Here’s what’s next.
With Hubble living on borrowed time, NASA and its partners prepare to launch the satellite’s successor: the James Webb Space Telescope.
Moon glass helps solve a lunar mystery
Analyzing moon samples from the 1980s with a new laser technique shows we were wrong about the moon’s magnetic field.
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New evidence discovered of underground water on Mars
Either underground water on Mars is far more prevalent than previously thought or something we can explain is going on beneath the Red Planet’s surface.
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MIT is testing a levitating space rover
MIT engineers have designed a levitating space rover that could allow us to explore parts of the moon that are too rough for rolling rovers.
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The most anticipated space missions of 2022 
2022 will be a big year for space missions, with huge rocket launches, several rover rollouts, and a first-of-its-kind asteroid collision.
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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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Landing on Mars is just the beginning — to live there, we’ll need to invent Martian concrete.
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