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Will We Ever Stop Using Rockets to Get to Space?

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On March 16, 1926 in Auburn, Massachusetts, American engineer Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket. The flight lasted a mere 2.5 seconds and ended anticlimactically 181 feet away in a snow-covered cabbage field.

NASA to Host Media Briefing on New Ice-Monitoring Mission

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Portal origin URL: NASA to Host Media Briefing on New Ice-Monitoring MissionPortal origin nid: 430740Published: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 22, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2), which will fly NASA’s most advanced laser altimeter to measure Earth’s changing ice.Portal image: NASA’s ICESat-2 spacecraft undergoing final testingScience Categories: Earth

This Week's Top Space Stories!

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Space Force continues to get hyped up, astronomers have found metals in the atmosphere of an "ultrahot Jupiter," and there are new rules for tiny satellites — it's Space.com's best news stories of the week.

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