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Space

NASA recreates Apollo 11 launch on your phone

Published on 06/23/2019 @ 7 AM EST
Released by USA TODAY, the augmented-reality app 321 Launch lets you relive the historic event. Created to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, this interactive app provides educational material. You can access the launch simulator starting July 16th.

Scientists from Harvard may have found a Goldilocks Zone

Published on 06/22/2019 @ 5 AM EST
A team at the university believes that the space around black holes may be able to support life. The Goldilocks Zone is an area where a planet could potentially have liquid water on its surface. Previously, this space was looked for around only stars.

ESA announces commercial space flights

Published on 06/10/2019 @ 10 AM EST
The program, called C-STS, is designed for brands looking to test out new business ideas that would involve space transport. Companies will be able to apply for funding from the ESA as well as outside investments from ESA Business Incubation Centres.

164-foot asteroid “unlikely” to hit Earth

Published on 06/08/2019 @ 1 AM EST
2006 QV89 is a large asteroid that is heading near the planet, although the European Space Agency says there’s a one in 7,000 chance of it hitting. Although the chances are slim, it appears on the top 10 list of asteroids with a “non-zero impact probability,” leading experts to prepare for the worst.

China launches rocket from sea

Published on 06/05/2019 @ 9 AM EST
For the first time, China’s National Space Administration used a ship at sea to launch a Long March 11 rocket into space. The US and Russia are the only other two countries with the ability to launch rockets from seaborne ships.

NASA using underwater lab for training

Published on 06/01/2019 @ 1 AM EST
Astronauts are prepping for a lunar mission 62 feet underwater to anticipate the harsh conditions on the moon. “Aquanauts” will be recording data about how the environment affects the body.