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Catching the ISS’s fleeting pass between enormous sunspots

By astronomy, cameras, competition, danicaxete, engadget, gear, internationalspacestation, iss, nationalmaritimemuseum, photographeroftheyear, space, thebigpicture, thenewbigpicture

Astrophotography requires abundant patience and planning, but as Spanish photographer Dani Caxete has shown, you sometimes need quick reflexes, too. His entry in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 contest shows the International Space…

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NASA will create coldest place in the universe to study quantum physics

By atom, bose-einsteincondensate, caltech, coldatomlab, darkenergy, engadget, internationalspacestation, jpl, nasa, personal computing, personalcomputing, physics, quantumcomputing, quantumphysics, science, space, tomorrow

It’s hard to study quantum behavior on Earth. You can amplify the effects of quantum mechanics by zapping groups of specific atoms (Bose-Einstein condensates) with lasers that drop their temperature to near absolute zero, but that only works for frac…

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Virtual nation Asgardia has launched itself into space

By antares, asgardia, asgardia-1, cygnus, engadget, gear, igorashurbeyli, internationalspacestation, nasa, orbitalatk, politics, satellite, space, spacenation, wallopsflightfacility

Last year, Russian scientist Igor Ashurbeyli announced the formation of Asgardia — a new virtual nation that will ultimately exist entirely in space. Since its debut, Asgardia has attracted over 300,000 registrants, created a constitution and…

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Virtual nation Asgardia has launched itself into space

By antares, asgardia, asgardia-1, cygnus, engadget, gear, igorashurbeyli, internationalspacestation, nasa, orbitalatk, politics, satellite, space, spacenation, wallopsflightfacility

Last year, Russian scientist Igor Ashurbeyli announced the formation of Asgardia — a new virtual nation that will ultimately exist entirely in space. Since its debut, Asgardia has attracted over 300,000 registrants, created a constitution and…

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NASA goes all-out with livestreaming for this summer’s total eclipse

By applenews, eclipse, engadget, gear, internationalspacestation, Internet, livestream, livestreaming, nasa, solareclipse, space, sun, totalsolareclipse

The US will experience its first continent-wide total solar eclipse in 99 years on August 21st, and NASA wants to make sure you see it… including perspectives you just couldn’t get otherwise. It’s promising an hours-long livestream that will cover…

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Watch SpaceX re-launch used Dragon capsule for the first time

By applenews, design, engadget, gadgetry, gear, internationalspacestation, nasa, rocketlaunch, space, spacex, spacexdragon, Transportation, video

Today, SpaceX will launch another Falcon 9 rocket on a resupply trip to the International Space Station. However, it’s the first time the group will use a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule for one of its missions — a capsule that’s already been to sp…

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The first 4K livestream from space starts at 1:30PM ET

By 4K, Amazon, aws, awselemental, engadget, gear, internationalspacestation, Internet, iss, livestream, livestreaming, nasa, peggywhitson, space, tomorrow, video

Astronaut Peggy Whitson has already broken plenty of new ground in her current role as a commander aboard the International Space Station, but she’s about to break some more. As promised, Whitson will star in the first-ever 4K livestream from space t…

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Peggy Whitson breaks the US record for cumulative time in space

By Donald Trump, donaldtrump, engadget, international space station, internationalspacestation, iss, nasa, peggy whitson, peggywhitson, richard nixon, space, spacerecord, tomorrow

US astronaut Peggy Whitson has officially broken the US record for cumulative time spent in space. As of 1:27 AM ET today, she had spent 534 days, 2 hours and 49 minutes in space — a number that has obviously increased since then. But that am…

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