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The Apollo 11 astronauts quarantined after returning to Earth. Here’s why

The Apollo 11 astronauts quarantined after returning to Earth. Here’s why

Just weeks after becoming the first man to walk on the moon, NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong celebrated his 39th birthday in quarantine. It’s something all of us have experienced after a year of pandemic life, but it’s highly unlikely that many other birthdays were celebrated in quarantine in 1969. Armstrong wasn’t expecting to have a…MORE

Perseverance rover takes its first drive on Mars, sends back image

Perseverance rover takes its first drive on Mars, sends back image

The NASA Perseverance rover has taken its first drive on Mars, traveling about 21 feet and doing a little spin across Jezero Crater. And that first 33-minute test drive on Thursday went “incredibly well,” according to Anais Zarifian, Perseverance’s mobility test bed engineer. Perseverance sent back images of its wheel tracks across the red Martian…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

A SpaceX rocket has a major crash, old photos come to life and a New York woman makes a weird discovery. These are the must-watch videos of the week. ‘It just blew up!’ SpaceX’s rocket prototype stuck its landing, but then exploded a few minutes later. SpaceX hopes a future version of the rocket will…MORE

Italy blocks AstraZeneca vaccines as fears grow over vaccine nationalism

Italy blocks AstraZeneca vaccines as fears grow over vaccine nationalism

Italy blocked the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia yesterday, in a dramatic escalation of the dispute between the European Union (EU) and drug giant AstraZeneca. Today, France’s health minister said it could also block vaccine shipments in the future but believes in a shared European approach. These are the latest salvos in…MORE

Astronauts Kate Rubins and Soichi Noguchi conduct 4th career spacewalk

Astronauts Kate Rubins and Soichi Noguchi conduct 4th career spacewalk

The fourth spacewalk of 2021 is also the fourth spacewalk of two astronauts’ careers as they venture outside of the International Space Station Friday. Kate Rubins, a NASA astronaut, and Soichi Noguchi, a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut, began their spacewalk at 6:37 a.m. ET. It is expected to last for six-and-a-half hours and is…MORE

See Jupiter and Mercury align in the sky and an asteroid flyby this weekend

See Jupiter and Mercury align in the sky and an asteroid flyby this weekend

The solar system’s largest and smallest planets will be in alignment this Friday. In the morning, Mercury and Jupiter will be in conjunction and appear just above the horizon, according to NASA. A conjunction is when two objects appear close together in the sky, but they can actually be millions of miles apart, according to…MORE

New Zealand downgrades tsunami warning after 8.1-magnitude earthquake

New Zealand downgrades tsunami warning after 8.1-magnitude earthquake

New Zealand has downgraded its tsunami warning after a powerful earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands region early Friday, sparking fears of a tsunami. The 8.1-magnitude quake was the third to strike the area on Friday morning local time, according to the New Zealand National Emergency Management Agency. Residents in some areas received emergency alerts on…MORE

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