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NASA sounding rockets blasting off to assess Alpha Centauri habitability

NASA sounding rockets blasting off to assess Alpha Centauri habitability

Two sounding rockets are launching from Australia this month, carrying experiments designed to measure whether the ultraviolet light coming from the stars of the Alpha Centauri system could be harmful to any potential life on planets orbiting them. The research will also teach us about how normal — or not — the sun is. Alpha …

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NASA, SpaceX to assess potential Starship threat to Crew Dragon pad

NASA, SpaceX to assess potential Starship threat to Crew Dragon pad

SpaceX is building a towering new gantry at the Kennedy Space Center’s complex 39A to launch its 394-foot-tall Super Heavy-Starship rocket, but NASA said Thursday it will not grant permission to fly until it assesses the possible threats to a nearby pad used to send astronauts to the space station. The new gantry and launch …

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