Listen for these NASA engineers to call out Mars Perseverance rover landing events
While NASA’s Mars rover is coming in for landing Thursday, there are two engineers’ voices you’ll want to listen out for as the spacecraft carrying the rover completes a series of maneuvers to safely land on the red planet.
Wildlife conference boosts protection for sharks, turtles
An international wildlife conference has moved to enact some of the most significant protection for shark species targeted in the fin trade and scores of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers are being decimated by the pet trade.
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SpaceX launches resupply mission to International Space Station from Florida
SpaceX on Saturday successfully launched a Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station from Kennedy Space Center. The “resupply” aspect of the CRS-26 mission was possible with a Cargo Dragon capsule, loaded with 7,700 pounds of supplies — including tomato seeds and exercise equipment — as it rode a Falcon 9 rocket to low-Earth orbit at 2:20 p.m. Saturday.
Space diversity: Europe's space agency gets 1st parastronaut
The European Space Agency has made history by selecting an amputee who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident to be among its newest batch of astronauts — one step toward its pioneering ambition to send someone with a physical disability into space.