NASA Has Developed Autonomous Space Navigation That Uses Pulsars

NASA has demonstrated a new kind of autonomous space navigation. Called SEXTANT, it uses pulsars to determine the location of an object in space similar to how GPS uses satellites for Earth-based navigation.

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NASA Safety Panel Raises Concerns Over SpaceX and Boeing Spacecraft

NASA’s commercial crew transportation program had hoped to send six crewed missions to the ISS between 2019 and 2024. A recent report by a NASA safety panel could put these plans on hold.

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NASA Announces the First Multi-Planet System Discovered Entirely Through Crowdsourcing

Through the Exoplanet Explorers project, citizen scientists have discovered a multi-planet system. The system, K2-138, is known to have at least five planets, and it’s the first to be discovered entirely through crowdsourcing efforts.

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SpaceX and Boeing Will Begin Commercial Crew Test Launches This Year

SpaceX and Boeing are preparing for flights as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, the next iteration of NASA’s manned missions to space. The end goal for both companies is to facilitate six crew missions each to the ISS between 2019 and 2024.

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NASA Is Testing the Telescope That Will Revolutionize Our View of the Cosmos

The James Webb Space Telescope, the highly anticipated successor of Hubble, recently successfully completed cryogenic vacuum testing. This round of testing is one of the last major milestones before the telescope is finally launched.

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