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Lost in Space: Astronauts Optimistic About Safe Return Despite Starliner Issues

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Ridgewood NJ, two astronauts who have been stuck in space weeks longer than planned remain optimistic about their safe return to Earth despite the ongoing issues with Boeing’s troubled Starliner capsule. NASA test pilots Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams expressed confidence during their first news conference from orbit on Wednesday.

Their predicament began last month when helium leaks and thruster failures were discovered on the new Starliner capsule. Despite these challenges, Williams stated, “I have a real good feeling in my heart that the spacecraft will bring us home, no problem.”

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Lost in Space: NASA Delays Boeing’s Starliner Return Indefinitely After Helium Leaks and Thruster Issues

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NASA officials announced on Friday that the return of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft has been delayed indefinitely as engineers review data from its recent flight to the International Space Station (ISS). During the mission, the spacecraft experienced several issues, including small helium leaks and problems with five of its 28 thrusters when docking with the station in early June.

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Unveiling the Universe: Bergen Tech Senior Wins NASA’s Power to Explore Challenge

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Ridgewood NJ, in the realm of space exploration, the journey to uncover the mysteries of our universe often begins with a single idea, a spark of curiosity that propels us forward into the unknown. For Bergen Tech senior Thomas Liu, from Ridgewood that journey has culminated in a remarkable achievement: being named the national high school division winner of NASA’s Power to Explore Challenge.

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More Challenges for Lunar Lander Odysseus

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Ridgewood NJ, on February 22nd, Odysseus achieved a successful landing on the Moon, marking a significant milestone as the first private lunar lander and the first from the United States since 1972. Developed by Intuitive Machines, the lander now sits approximately 300 kilometers from the lunar south pole, an area believed to potentially harbor ice deposits. Prior to landing, Odysseus encountered a malfunction necessitating a software patch, which was successfully implemented just hours before touchdown. It is slated to collect valuable data for up to seven days, until nightfall descends upon the landing site.

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Odysseus Lander First US Spacecraft to Touch Down on the Moon Since Apollo 17 in 1972

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Ridgewood NJ, Fed Chair Jerome Powell may still be navigating a soft landing, but over on the moon, it’s already a reality.

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Growing the Commercial Space Economy

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Ridgewood NJ, As part of NASA’s efforts to enable more access to space, four private astronauts are in orbit following the successful launch of the third all private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. Axiom Space astronauts lifted off at 4:49 p.m. EST on Thursday from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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NASA Moves Planned Moon Mission to September 2025

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Ridgewood NJ, NASA announced Tuesday updates to its Artemis campaign that will establish the foundation for long-term scientific exploration at the Moon, land the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface, and prepare for human expeditions to Mars for the benefit of all. To safely carry out these missions, agency leaders are adjusting the schedules for Artemis II and Artemis III to allow teams to work through challenges associated with first-time developments, operations, and integration.

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Golf Wasn’t the Reason The Navajo Nation Opposed Recent Moon Mission

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Ridgewood NJ, Monday marked a significant moment for the space industry as a US company successfully launched a lunar lander on a mission to the moon. However the company said it is abandoning an attempt to put its Peregrine spacecraft on the moon less than 24 hours after the vehicle took flight. According to the company , the spacecraft has suffered “critical” propellant loss from a fuel leak.

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Legendary Astronaut and Former Grand Marshall of the Ridgewood 4th of July Parade Buzz Aldrin celebrated his 93rd birthday by Marrying his Longtime Girlfriend

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Ridgewood NJ, legendary astronaut and former Grand Marshall of the Ridgewood 4th of July Parade Buzz Aldrin celebrated his 93rd birthday by marrying his longtime girlfriend Anca Faur, 63. Aldrin, who was the second person to walk on the Moon after Neil Armstrong, shared the exciting news on Twitter, revealing that the lovebirds got hitched in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif.

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Boeing and NASA to Work on Low Emissions Sustainable Flight Technologies

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Ridgewood NJ, NASA announced Wednesday it has issued an award to The Boeing Company for the agency’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project, which seeks to inform a potential new generation of green single-aisle airliners.

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NASA’s Artemis 1 mission , to the Moon !

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Cape Canaveral FL, NASA’s Space Launch System rocket took off at 1:47 AM from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Wednesday. The event marks a major success for NASA’s Artemis program to return to the Moon. The SLS carried its Orion capsule to an altitude of just under 4,000 kilometers before the two craft separated and the core stage of the rocket fell back to Earth. Orion will orbit the Moon for several days before splashing down to the ocean on December 11. NASA plans to launch the first crewed Moon landings since 1972 in 2025.

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Join NASA for International Observe the Moon Night

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Ridgewood NJ, join NASA this Saturday, Oct. 1, for International Observe the Moon Night, an annual, world-wide public event that unites people across the globe in a celebration of lunar observation, science, and exploration. International Observe the Moon Night occurs annually in September or October when the Moon is around first quarter.

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NASA’s DART Mission Hits Asteroid in First-Ever Planetary Defense Test

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Laurel, Maryland, after 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space.

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Repairs Continue as NASA Prepares for Next Artemis I Launch Opportunity

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Cape Canaveral Fl, as repair work continues, our mission control teams are preparing for the next launch attempt of Artemis I, our uncrewed flight test to the Moon.

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