TIL that the common method for a spacecraft to shift between two orbits is called a Hohmann Transfer, and that the guy who calculated it (in 1925) was inspired by a science fiction book written in 1897, which gave a generally correct explanation of the concept of orbit trajectory en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoh…
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Earth to Voyager 2: After a Year in the Darkness, NASA can send commands to the plucky spacecraft again nytimes.com/2021/02/12/sc…
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One of the rarest landscape ever taken of the outer regions of the Solar System. A Plutonian Landscape.It was captured from a range of about 18,000 kilometers when New Horizons looked back toward Pluto, 15 minutes after the spacecraft's closest approach.
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Spacecraft design could get to Titan in only 2 years using a direct fusion drive phys.org/news/2020-10-spa…
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Is it possible to scale down a linear accelerator for it to fit into a spacecraft to power it by firing particles out of the other end?

I was looking at methods of propulsion in space and I was wondering if this was possible.

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TIL Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 and further investigated it across his lifetime. He died in 1997 aged 90, less than a decade before the New Horizons launch to Pluto. To honour his wishes his ashes were launched inside the spacecraft, making it the longest post mortem fight ever recorded. theverge.com/2015/7/13/89…
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A closeup of Jupiter’s clouds from the Juno Spacecraft
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The Spacecraft Graveyard
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The successful October 2020 sample collection showing the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touching down on the asteroid Bennu. It landed within 3 feet of the targeted location, and successfully collected asteroid material that will arrive back at Earth on 24 September 2023. (Credit: NASA/U. of Ariz.)
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The surface of Pluto, photographed by the New Horizons spacecraft.
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Japanese spacecraft successfully returns asteroid sample to Earth cbsnews.com/news/watch-ja…
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"One of the things I noticed in [the movie] Midnight Sky was the size of the spacecraft. It’s about 500 to 1,000 tons. You’d think that’s extravagant for five people, but it’s about right. We think a vehicle to Mars would be the size of the International Space Station" says NASA Astronaut Alvin Drew supercluster.com/editoria…
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A shot from my upcoming Kerbal inspired animation! (does anyone recognise this spacecraft?) v.redd.it/huhxq1fgj1g61
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Close up of Jupiter's swirling clouds captured by Juno spacecraft.
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TIL we have left so much waste on the moon including robots, spacecraft parts, moon buggies and much more hardware. "The least charming are 96 bags for poo, urine and vomit that scientists, being scientists, are keen to get their hands on should the opportunity arise." theguardian.com/science/2…
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Spotted this at the Denver Air and Space Museum among notable spacecraft from science-fiction. We are everywhere.
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Chinese Spacecraft Tianwen-1 Successfully Enters Mars Orbit news18.com/news/tech/uncr…
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Space-borne lasers could safely melt defunct satellites into plasma, lowering the amount of space junk orbiting the Earth. The Russian scientist behind the study says that the plasma byproduct even has the potential to be recycled as fuel for other spacecrafts. academictimes.com/orbital…
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TIL That the pilot of the failed Challenger spacecraft's last audible words were "Uh oh" britannica.com/event/Chal…
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Evolution of the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft (2004-2020) youtu.be/UUBkbxqvw6w
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Earth Photographed From 4 billion Miles Away (Credit: Voyager 1 Spacecraft)
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He landed two spacecraft on Mars and has some advice.
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New NBC Sci-Fi Drama β€˜Debris’ will premiere on Monday, March 1 - The series follows government officials as they investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind. deadline.com/2021/01/debr…
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In 1976 a spacecraft named Viking 2 landed on Mars. It was only the second ever successful landing, 45 years before Perseverance touched down. Shown in the centre are tracks made by scooping soil samples that contained iron oxide - which gives Mars its distinctive rusty red coloured surface
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A Plutonian Landscape. It was captured from a range of about 18,000 kilometers when New Horizons looked back toward Pluto, 15 minutes after the spacecraft's closest approach on July 14.
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NASA's Juno spacecraft was 4400 miles above the cloud tops when it snapped this picture of swirling clouds.
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Four astronauts from a commercial spacecraft (SpaceX's Crew Dragon) just boarded the International Space Station, bringing the number of ISS crew to 7. Or, 8 if you count Baby Yoda. gfycat.com/spitefulhairya…
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Pluto encounter by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft
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Mars-orbiting spacecraft delivers 20,000th image, and it's a beauty cnet.com/news/mars-orbiti…
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Saturns North Polar storm, also known as The Rose when photographed by Cassini spacecraft
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NASA is no longer considering launching the Europa Clipper mission on the SLS, instead, the spacecraft will launch on a commercial rocket that will be procured the next year. spacenews.com/nasa-to-use…
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A Japanese spacecraft is delivering to Earth the first large sample of rock and soil from an asteroid this Saturday bbc.co.uk/news/science-en…
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Saturns North Polar storm, also known as The Rose, when photographed by the Cassini spacecraft
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TIL NASA had a moon race scare when the Zond 5 crew capable spacecraft was sent around the moon (September 1968) and returned to Earth. Voices of 3 cosmonauts were heard from the spacecraft discussing telemetry and even a landing attempt. The craft had no crew and the transmission was faked. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zon…
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A closeup of Jupiter’s clouds from the Juno Spacecraft
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The surface of io. Taken in false colour by the Galileo spacecraft.
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Japanese spacecraft's gifts: Hayabusa2 returns asteroid chips like charcoal phys.org/news/2020-12-jap…
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Rare footage of a test of the Buran Analog BTS-02 model of the Soviet Buran reusable spacecraft taking off and flying using jet power. youtu.be/2ifMPiPpxKo?t=40…
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From a million miles away, a camera aboard NASA's DISCOVR Spacecraft shows the Moon crossing in front of the Earth
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[WP] NASA launches their Faster Than Light spacecraft and makes a round trip to the moon. Upon reentering earth's orbit, they ask Houston for the time. Houston replies "Quit messing around with the coms, theres still an hour until launch".
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You are here... Earth as observed 898 million miles (1.44 billion km) away, beyond Saturn, by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The moon is also visible, as a fainter protrusion off its right side.
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Pluto encounter by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft
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The "Interstellar Probe" mission would go twice as fast and twice far as the Voyager spacecraft. And unlike the proposed "Breakthrough Starshot" mission, Interstellar Probe wouldn't depend on any new technological breakthroughs. astronomy.com/news/2021/0…
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Pluto encounter by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft
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Second uncrewed test flight of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft delayed after the replacement of avionics units on the spacecraft damaged by a power surge during ground processing spacenews.com/starliner-t…
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TIL there is a section of the southern Pacific Ocean that is call the Spacecraft cemetery because regularly used as a location to de-orbit and destroy spacecraft when they have reached the end of their usefulness en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
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Juno spacecraft detects FM radio signals coming from Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede 7news.com.au/technology/s…
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Mars in 8k View From a Spacecraft youtube.com/watch?v=oIylV…
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Interesting perspective of the Gemini 9A Launch in 1966. Carried Gene Cernan and Tom Stafford into orbit to test docking with another spacecraft.
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[TOMT] [MOVIE] [SCI-FI] A man and woman are stuck in a spacecraft, and the man ejects the woman into outer space.

No idea what year this movie was, maybe 90s / early 2000s? Anyway, a man and a woman are stuck in a spacecraft. I can't remember the reason, but they can't escape / start the craft because there's too much weight (or something) on board. They debate over who is going to be ejected, when finally the woman volunteers. The man ejects her into space, feels guilty about it, and I think he's either reprimanded or rewarded for his actions, I don't remember which.

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