SPACE Early data indicate a successful flight test of NASA’s Space Launch System/Orion crew capsule launch abort system on July 2 from Cape Canaveral. The 3-min. test should set the stage for the Artemis 1 uncrewed Orion flight around the Moon in late 2020/early 2021. NASA has awarded SpaceX a $50 million contract to launch an X-ray observatory using a previously flown Falcon 9 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. IXPE is designed to measure polarized light from black holes, neutron ...

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