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The Space Launch System’s four RS-25 engines fire during an abbreviated Green Run test Saturday. Credit: NASA A critical test-firing of NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket in Mississippi ended just 67 seconds after it began Saturday, well short of a planned eight-minute burn that was supposed to clear the way for the space agency …

Entrepreneurial space companies could further upend any competition between NASA and China. By the time that NASA or Chinese astronauts reach the moon, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, says he will be sending people to Mars. Even if Mr. Musk’s pronouncements turn out to be too optimistic, the future of space exploration may …

A Chinese spacecraft lifted off from the moon Thursday night with a load of lunar rocks, the first stage of its return to Earth, the government space agency reported. Chang’e 5, the third Chinese spacecraft to land on the moon and the first to take off from it again, is the latest in a series of …

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Brazilian soy farmers try 5G technology with Huawei equipment The Brazilian farm state of Goias rolled out a pilot project on Thursday to increase productivity and take fast action against disease using fifth-generation technology and equipment provided by China’s Huawei Technologies Co. The rollout of …

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spacecraft lifted off from the moon Thursday night with a load of lunar rocks, the first stage of its return to Earth, the government space agency reported. Chang’e 5, the third Chinese spacecraft to land on the moon and the first to take off from it again, is the latest …

The restaurant chain is serving its Moons Over My Hammy breakfast sandwich with a twist in honor of the full moon rising on Halloween for the first time since 1944. The sandwich was inspired by the 1935 jazz song, “Moon Over Miami,” and has been a Denny’s bestseller since it was introduced in the early …

That gives this year 13 full moons instead of the usual 12. And if you spot what looks like a fiery red star near the full moon, that’s Mars. The red planet made its closest approach to Earth earlier in October, and it’s still shining bright in the night sky. October’s first full moon was …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBlast off: This Solid Rocket Booster type will be used in a mission to the Moon in 2024 Engineers have fired a kind of booster rocket that will help send Americans back to the Moon in 2024. At 20:05 BST (15:05 EDT) the booster, which was secured …

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 10, 2020) – A technology created at USF will be sent to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center next week to test its effectiveness under simulated space mission conditions. Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Daniel Yeh has been collaborating with NASA to develop a system that converts human waste into fertilizer and water, which would …

A technology created at USF could help enable the establishment of a permanent presence on the moon. Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Daniel Yeh has been collaborating with NASA to develop a system that converts human waste into fertilizer and water, which would allow astronauts to grow fresh vegetables in space in a more sustainable …