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’s massive moon rocket is finally ready for launch
After multiple delays, NASA’s new moon rocket — the Space Launch System — is finally on the launchpad ahead of its first test flight.
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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.
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Inside the luxury cabins taking tourists to space with a balloon 
Space Perspective plans to use a massive space balloon to lift a luxury cabin containing space tourists high above the Earth.
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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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NASA teases Webb telescope’s first images with list of targets (Updated)
NASA has announced the first targets for the James Webb Space Telescope and plans to share the full-color images on July 12.
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The sci-fi plan to create artificial gravity on the moon, Mars 
To create artificial gravity for off-world explorers, Japan plans to build spinning, cone-shaped facilities on the moon and Mars.
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NASA was “completely wrong” about the asteroid Bennu
It wasn’t until landing on the asteroid Bennu that NASA learned its surface was more like a plastic ball pit than the relatively solid moon.
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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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