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Global Space News for 25 May 2019

This Hubble image stars Messier 90, a beautiful spiral galaxy located roughly 60 million light-years from the Milky Way in the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin). The galaxy is part of the Virgo... Cluster, a gathering of galaxies that is...
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Ashfall from ancient volcanic explosions is the likely source of a strange mineral deposit near the landing site for NASA's next Mars rover, a new study finds....
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SpaceX Launches New LegalLaunch Service Agreement contract winners Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX.
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Space Travel Causes JointAfter spending a month in space, a small group of mice returned to Earth with joint problems. Now scientists are wondering what that means for humans who go to space.
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Find Corvus, the Crafty Crow,Nine out of the 88 officially recognized constellations are birds. For those who care to dabble in celestial ornithology, there are a wide variety of feathered creatures: everything from a beautiful... swan, to a magnificent bald eagle. You can find the dove that was released by Noah after the great flood; it came back carrying a freshly plucked olive leaf indicating that dry land was close by. And there are also a few exotic varieties, such as a bird of paradise, a peacock, a long-necked crane and a toucan. There's even a mythical phoenix, who could supposedly live for 500 years, then die in a show of flames, only to arise again from its ashes. 
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Wow! This Is What SpaceX'sA satellite tracker has spotted SpaceX's Starlink fleet in the sky a day after the 60-satellite launch. The view is amazing!
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Elon Musk Says It's 'So Far,The first 60 satellites in SpaceX's huge Starlink constellation haven't experienced any hiccups in orbit thus far.
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Boeing Completes Tests ofBoeing has completed ground testing of the thrusters for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle, nearly a year after a setback in earlier testing of those thrusters.
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Mars 2020 Mission Drops In on Death Valley

SpaceRef - 25 May 2019 03:27
On a test flight in Death Valley, California, an Airbus helicopter carried an engineering model of the Lander Vision System (LVS) that will help guide NASA's next Mars mission to a safe touchdown on... the Red Planet....
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Sirangelo Leaves NASA AfterA former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half.
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Land Rover Unveils AstronautIf you're a future space tourist with Virgin Galactic, there's a nice bonus in store for you.
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