In today's news roundup, after struggling for decades, Anwar Ibrahim is named prime minister of Malaysia, Iran faces increased pressure over its harsh treatment of protesters, and the European Space Agency names its first astronaut with a disability.
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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.
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.
In today's news roundup, a peace deal is reached to end the fighting in Ethiopia's civil war, Israel's fifth election in four years returns Ex-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to power, and NASA captures a picture where the Sun appears to be smiling.
On Monday, China launched the final section of its Tiangong space station into space. After a 13-hour trip, the new section, known as Mengtian, docked with the space station on Tuesday morning, finally completing it.
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.
Yesterday, NASA crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid on purpose. The mission was meant to test a method for possibly changing the path of an asteroid. Knowing how to do this could be helpful in the future if an asteroid is heading toward Earth.
Scientists at the University of Florida have grown plants in soil that came from the Moon. The plants didn't grow as well as those grown in dirt from Earth, but the experiment marks an important step toward growing plants on the Moon.
Scientists have long believed that there was a black hole in the center of our galaxy. Last Thursday, scientists released the first image ever made of this black hole. The scientists hope the image will help them learn more about black holes and gravity.
On Monday, a company called Rocket Lab used a helicopter to grab a huge booster section of a rocket out of the air as it fell from space. Like SpaceX, Rocket Lab hopes to lower the costs of rocket launches by reusing parts.