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NASA set to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil with historic SpaceX launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, was set to launch two Americans into orbit on Wednesday from Florida on a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years. Read More

 

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Collision of galaxies may have spurred our solar system's formation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A violent event on a colossal scale - the crash of two galaxies - may have paved the way for our solar system's birth. More »

 

Virgin Orbit fails first rocket launch attempt from modified plane

(Reuters) - Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from the belly of a 747 airplane on Monday, the company said. More »

 

Elon Musk's SpaceX raises $346 million ahead of debut astronaut mission

(Reuters) - Elon Musk's SpaceX said on Tuesday that it raised $346.2 million in a new round of funding, a day before it launches two American astronauts to the International Space Station. More »

 

Coronavirus vaccine safe in early trial, hydroxychloroquine may increase death risk

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. More »

 

Children with COVID-19 may have lower infectivity than adults, UK scientists say

LONDON (Reuters) - Children have milder COVID-19 symptoms than adults and the balance of evidence suggests they may also have lower susceptibility and infectivity than adults, scientists advising the British government have said. More »

 

For first time, scientists spot an alien planet as it is being formed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have gazed into what appears to be a planetary maternity ward, observing for the first time within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star a planet in the process of being born. More »

 

Monkey studies encouraging for coronavirus vaccine; virus travels further on breezy days

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. More »

 

NASA human spaceflight chief resigns ahead of launch

(Reuters) - NASA's human spaceflight chief Doug Loverro has resigned, according to an internal memo seen by agency employees on Tuesday, just a week before the agency is scheduled to launch two astronauts into space from U.S.¬†soil for the first time since 2011.¬† More »

 

Fossil of one of the last megaraptors on the planet found in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Paleontologists from the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences said on Monday they found the 70-million-year-old remains of a megaraptor, making it one of the last carnivorous dinosaurs to inhabit the earth. More »

 

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