Today NewsForKids.net takes a look at several recent stories of space exploration. India has launched its first private rocket into space. Uganda and Zimbabwe both recently sent their first satellites into space. And NASA's Orion mission has reached the moon, and gone past it.
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In today's news roundup, a missile hits Poland as Ukraine struggles to defend itself against Russia, aid begins to reach Tigray after the fighting stops in Ethiopia, and a special US Space Force plane ends a two-and-a-half year flight.
Yesterday, NASA's massive SLS rocket blasted off, sending the spacecraft Orion on its way to the moon. It's the first flight of NASA's Artemis project, which will later send astronauts to the moon. The current flight is testing the safety of several systems.
For the first time ever, scientists are testing red blood cells grown in a laboratory on human volunteers. If the experiment is successful, the process could make it far easier to supply blood to people who need it - especially those with rare blood types.
In today's news roundup, Liz Truss resigns as the prime minister of the United Kingdom after just 45 days, California approves digital license plates, and a bakery in California recreates a life-size scene from Star Wars - out of bread dough.
Researchers in Australia have shown that human nerve cells in a dish can form a "brain" that can learn to play a simple video game. The research could help scientists understand the brain better. It could also lead to new kinds of computers.
In today's news roundup, protests continue across Iran despite a harsh crackdown from the government, NASA reports that its effort to change the path of an asteroid was successful, and a Minnesota man grows a pumpkin that weighs as much as a small car.
Recently, there have been huge advances in Artificial Intelligence programs that create art. The programs, which create artworks based on short descriptions, have amazed many people. They have also raised difficult questions.
The US government has approved a new purple tomato for growing and selling in the US. The special kind of tomato was created by making changes to its DNA. The creators say the tomatoes will last longer and could help make people healthier.
Ukraine has shut down the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. The plant - the largest in Europe - has often been attacked in recent months, causing safety concerns. After losing power from outside, experts have decided to shut the plant down for safety.
In today's news roundup, Mikhail Gorbachev, who broke down barriers between Russia and the US, has died, Japan has declared war on floppy disks, and a truck carrying tomatoes crashed on a California highway, causing a tomato sauce traffic jam.