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Astronaut requirements changing rapidly with private spaceflyers, long-duration missions – Space.com

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NASA’s 2017 Class of Astronauts participate in graduation ceremonies at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 10, 2020. This is the first class to graduate under the Artemis program, and the 13 astronauts are now eligible for assignments to the International Space Station, Artemis missions to the moon, and ultimately, missions to Mars. (Image credit: NASA)
Being an astronaut of the 2020s will be completely different than it was for any astronaut that came before, a panel of spacef…

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Asteroid samples escaping from jammed NASA spacecraft – Fox News

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A NASAspacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week’s grab that it’s jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space, scientists said Friday.
Scientists announced the news three days after the spacecraft named Osiris-Rex briefly touched asteroid Bennu, NASA’s first attempt at such a mission.
The mission’s lead scientist, Dante Lauretta of the University of Arizona, said Tuesday’s operation 200 million miles away collected far more material than…

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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins casts 2020 vote from space – New York Post

To infinity and the polls. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins cast her vote in the 2020 elections from space. Rubins voted via a secure electronic voting booth abroad the…

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To infinity and the polls.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins cast her vote in the 2020 elections from space.
Rubins voted via a secure electronic voting booth abroad the International Space Station and she posted a happy photo to Twitter this week after performing her civic duty.
In 1997 Texas passed a law allowing astronauts to vote during “spaceflight.” Many US astronauts are registered to vote in the Lone Star State, which is home to the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Rubins began a six-month stay…

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Critics laugh at GOP’s boastful tweets about Trump’s ‘accomplishments’ – Raw Story

With less than two weeks until the upcoming presidential election, the Republican Party is going to great lengths to justify their support of President Donald Trump…

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With less than two weeks until the upcoming presidential election, the Republican Party is going to great lengths to justify their support of President Donald Trump being elected for a second term. But their latest attempt to boast about Trump’s “accomplishments” has fallen flat and Twitter users are taking advantage of the moment.
On Friday, the Republican Party took to Twitter with a series of boastful tweets detailing the president’s accomplishments during his first-term. The first tweet read,…

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