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  1. Want to Buy a Ticket to the Space Station? NASA Says Soon You Can
    NASA plans to open the International Space Station to commercial business, including tourism. But the tickets won’t be cheap.
  2. One Small Tweet for Trump, One Giant Question for NASA’s Moon Plans
    A tweet by the president clashed with earlier statements, including his own, about a renewed focus on moon exploration.
  3. After SpaceX Starlink Launch, a Fear of Satellites That Outnumber All Visible Stars
    Images of the Starlink constellation in orbit have rattled astronomers around the world.
  4. Why Apollo 10 Stopped Just 47,000 Feet From the Moon
    In a year when we’ll celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, it’s worth remembering the pathfinders who completed the same mission with one critical order: don’t actually land on the moon.
  5. Shrinking and Quaking Hint at Moon’s Tectonic Life
    Some seismic readings from the lunar surface couldn’t be explained — until now.
  6. A Violent Splash of Magma That May Have Made the Moon
    The object thought to have formed our lunar companion may have smashed into a baby Earth still covered in a fiery ocean.
  7. Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Orbit. His Body Is Not Quite the Same.
    NASA scientists compared the astronaut to his earthbound twin, Mark. The results hint at what humans will have to endure on long journeys through space.
  8. How Katie Bouman Accidentally Became the Face of the Black Hole Project
    The project included more than 200 researchers around the world, about 40 of them women, including Dr. Bouman.
  9. What Is a Black Hole? Here’s Our Guide for Earthlings
    Welcome to the place of no return — a region in space where the gravitational pull is so strong that not even light can escape it. This is a black hole.
  10. Moon Landing by Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Ends in Crash
    The spacecraft’s orbit of the moon was a first for a private effort, but the landing failure highlighted the risks of fast and cheap approaches to space exploration.
  11. A Gas Could Hint at Signs of Life on Mars. Why Hasn’t a New Spacecraft Found It?
    Two spacecraft have detected methane in the Martian air. But the Trace Gas Orbiter, with more sensitive instruments, has come up empty.
  12. Why Did the Moon Landing Matter? A Slew of New Books Offer Answers
    Jill Lepore explores the many new accounts of the Apollo 11 mission on its 50th anniversary, including Douglas Brinkley’s “American Moonshot.”
  13. NASA Hires 3 Companies for Moon Science Deliveries
    The landers would be the first American spacecraft to touch down on the moon since the astronauts of Apollo 17 left in 1972.
  14. Manhattanhenge 2019, Day 2: When and Where to Watch
    This week could be your chance to take “the best sunset picture of the year” in New York.
  15. ‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects
    No one at the Pentagon is saying that the objects are extraterrestrial, but the Navy has issued new classified guidance for reporting unexplained aerial phenomena.
  16. Murray Gell-Mann, Who Peered at Particles and Saw the Universe, Dies at 89
    A Nobel winner, he found hidden patterns in the subatomic matter that forms the universe, evoking James Joyce in calling one kind of particle “quarks.”
  17. SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Internet Satellites Into Orbit
    If the mission is successful, it could point the way toward an important new line of business for the private rocket company.
  18. Can Trump Put NASA Astronauts on the Moon by 2024? It’s Unlikely
    While the Artemis program faces obstacles, the administration’s plan could speed the status quo for America’s space program.
  19. Stanton T. Friedman, Scientist Who Tracked U.F.O.s, Dies at 84
    He was a nuclear physicist until reports of Earth visits by space aliens seized his imagination. He never met one, but he believed, gaining renown.
  20. SpaceX Again Delays Starlink Internet Satellite Launch
    Elon Musk’s company will wait until next week to test its system that aims to provide high-speed internet all over the world.

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