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SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites – Spaceflight Now – Spaceflight Now

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A Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from pad 39A at 8:25 a.m. EDT (1225 GMT Sunday. Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX launched 60 more Starlink internet relay platforms into orbit Sunday as the company ramps up network testing in Washington state and touts a streak of nearly 300 satellites launched since June without a spacecraft failure.
Nine Merlin 1D engines fired up and powered the Falcon 9 rocket off pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:25:57 a.m. EDT (1225:57 GMT) Sunday, marking the 14th Fa…

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NASA Chooses Nokia to Build First Mobile Network on the Moon – VOA Learning English

Nokia says the U.S. space agency NASA has chosen the Finnish company to build the first mobile communications network on the moon.

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Nokia says it has been chosen by the American space agency NASA to build the first mobile phone network on the moon.
The Finnish technology company recently announced that its Nokia Bell Labs division will build the lunar communications system. It said NASA will put the equipment on a lunar lander. The spacecraft is expected to reach the moons surface in late 2022.
Nokias announcement comes as the space agency continues preparations for sending astronauts to the moon by 2024. NASAs Artemis program…

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125-Year Study of Chess Matches Suggests We Don’t Peak at The Game Until Our 30s – ScienceAlert

There comes a time in everyone’s life when the brain and the body reach their peak before age begins to take its toll.

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There comes a time in everyone’s life when the brain and the body reach their peak before age begins to take its toll.
While muscle mass, strength, and function start to deteriorate around age 30, new research on professional chess players suggests the brain actually ages in a slower and more gradual way.
Analysing 125 years of expert chess games and tracking individual performances over lifetimes, scientists plotted a hump-shaped curve, a tiny little speed bump that stays true across various different…

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The BepiColombo Probe Just Took a Ridiculously Close Video of Venus as It Flew By – ScienceAlert

Two years after it left Earth, Mercury probe BepiColombo has completed the first of its first flybys of Venus. The manoeuvre is designed to give the spacecraft…

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Two years after it left Earth, Mercury probe BepiColombo has completed the first of its first flybys of Venus. The manoeuvre is designed to give the spacecraft a boost on its journey – but it’s also too good an opportunity to pass up for a little science.
As it swung around the planet on a curved trajectory, BepiColombo gave its instruments a workout, testing their functionality for a taste of what the spacecraft will do in Mercury orbit and collecting some data on Venus  recently in the news for…

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