July 15 – July 22, 2016 was an eventful week in space and here on Earth.
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Weekly Space Recap:
47th Moon landing anniversary.
NASA and the world celebrates the Apollo 11 Moon landing this week in 1969.
Star Trek Hubble “frontier” image.
NASA released new images from the Hubble Telescope this week and named them after Star Trek’s iconic pop-culture impact on space exploration.
Newest Exoplanet Discovery.
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), with the help of the Hubble, compiled new data relating to two new planets located 40-million-light years away.
NASA is building a spacecraft to mine the Moon.
Nasa is partnering with a Tokyo based company to develop a spacecraft capable of mining resources from the Moon.
New planets discovered by Kepler.
104 confirmed planets have been discovered in the new study.
Space X cargo delivery.
Dragon X successfully delivered cargo to the ISS earlier this week, and Falcon 9 completed another safe landing; this time on land.
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