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This artist concept shows a NASA Voyager spacecraft traveling through the darkness of space. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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The aging Voyager 1 spacecraft has a serious glitch, and NASA is pondering risky fixes

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NASA astronaut Victor Glover will be making his second flight to space as the pilot of the Artemis II mission. Riley McClenaghan/NASA hide caption

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In this image from video provided by NASA, Steve Altemus, CEO and co-founder of Intuitive Machines, describes how it is believed the company's Odysseus spacecraft landed on the surface of the moon, during a news conference in Houston on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. NASA via AP hide caption

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The sun is shown in the first phase of a total eclipse in this photo taken in August 2017 from Grand Teton National Park outside Jackson, Wyo. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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The IM-1 Nova-C lander, from Houston-based Intuitive Machines, just became the first private spacecraft to land on the moon in one piece. Intuitive Machines hide caption

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Private lunar lander returns U.S. to the moon 50 years later. Here's what to know

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The International Space Station is pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around of the orbiting lab on Nov. 8, 2021. NASA hide caption

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The International Space Station retires soon. NASA won't run its future replacement.

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In this April 30, 2021, file image taken by the Mars Perseverance rover and made available by NASA, the Mars Ingenuity helicopter, right, flies over the surface of the planet. NASA via AP hide caption

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This illustration provided by the European Southern Observatory this month depicts the record-breaking quasar J059-4351, the bright core of a distant galaxy that is powered by a supermassive black hole. M. Kornmesser/AP hide caption

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Feb. 15, 2024. The rocket is carrying Intuitive Machines' lunar lander on its way to the moon, with a planned Feb. 22 touchdown. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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This image provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency/Takara Tomy/Sony Group Corporation/Doshisha University shows an image taken by a Lunar Excursion Vehicle 2 (LEV-2) of a robotic moon rover called Smart Lander for Investigating Moon, or SLIM, on the moon. AP hide caption

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Sean Crimmins, a senior in engineering at the University of Nebraska, loads the robotic arm into its case on Aug. 11 before a shake test. Craig Chandler/University of Nebraska Office of University Communication and Marketing hide caption

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In this image from video provided by NASA, the 11 International Space Station crew members representing Expedition 70 (red shirts) and Axiom Space 3 (dark blue suits) crews gather for a farewell ceremony calling down to mission controllers on Earth on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. NASA via AP hide caption

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Frank Rubio is helped out of the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft just minutes after he and cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin landed in a remote area of Kazakhstan on Sept. 27, 2023. Bill Ingalls/NASA/Getty Images hide caption

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His spacecraft sprung a leak. Then this NASA astronaut accidentally broke a record

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Arno Penzias (right) and Robert Woodrow Wilson, who co-discovered the afterglow of the Big Bang. The Bell Lab employees, who won the 1978 Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery, are shown standing in front of their microwave antenna at Bell Labs in Holmdel, N.J., on Oct. 17, 1978. AP hide caption

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shut down its moon lander days after its historic arrival due to power concerns. Here, JAXA's leaders brief the media about the successful moon mission, and a problem with the lander's solar cell Friday. JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with its Crew Dragon capsule launches from pad LC-39A during Axiom Space's Ax-3 Mission at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on January 18, 2024. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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