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US fighter jets escort Russian aircraft in eastern Syria

US fighter jets and other coalition aircraft escorted three Russian aircraft in eastern Syria on Tuesday when the Russians flew into coalition-restricted airspace, according to two US officials with direct knowledge of the incident.

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What an astronaut could see from space that changed him for good

"It's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right." The catchy song from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" may as well have been our soundtrack for the last two years. Ever since the pandemic's arrival, it has felt a bit like living in a time warp, where days disappear into months.

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NASA's first Artemis moon mission will have a virtual astronaut: Amazon's Alexa

NASA's Artemis 1 mission, slated for take off as soon as this March, aims to send an Orion spacecraft around the moon. The cabin will be largely empty, save for an a interactive tablet that has been dubbed "Callisto," which will sit propped up to face an astronaut mannequin. Callisto is essentially a touch-screen device that features reconfigured versions of Alexa, Amazon's voice assistant, and Cisco's teleconferencing platform WebEx.

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2021: The year of space tourism

When future generations write about the history of space travel, 2021 may well get its own chapter. "The year of the billionaires," it might be called.

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See moment James Webb Space Telescope launches into orbit

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's premier space observatory of the next decade, successfully launched from French Guiana. Webb will peer into the very atmospheres of exoplanets, some of which are potentially habitable, and it could uncover clues in the ongoing search for life outside of Earth.

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Opinion: The telescope that will replace Hubble will launch tomorrow. Here's why it matters

In April of 1990, the space shuttle Discovery lifted the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit just a few hundred miles above the Earth's surface. For over 30 years, the telescope has been the go-to facility for those interested in unlocking the mysteries of the universe. However, on Christmas morning, a new orbital telescope is scheduled to be launched that will challenge Hubble's claim to supremacy and allow astronomers to photograph the very first stars and galaxies that came into existence.

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How astronauts celebrate Christmas in space

Just in time for Christmas, a SpaceX cargo vehicle arrived at the International Space Station Wednesday morning bearing holiday treats and science experiments.

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