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The new 988 crisis number is about to launch.  Here's what to know

The new 988 crisis number is about to launch. Here’s what to know

Starting July 16, people in mental health crisis will have a new three-digit number, 988, through which to reach trained counselors. Jenny Kane/AP hide caption toggle caption Jenny Kane/AP Starting July 16, people in mental health crisis will have a new three-digit number, 988, through which to reach trained counselors. Jenny Kane/AP Starting July 16, …

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NASA's Giant SLS Rocket Is One Step Closer to Launch

NASA’s Giant SLS Rocket Is One Step Closer to Launch

NASA engineers finally tanked the massive Space Launch System rocket with fuel Monday night, getting through most of the last crucial test before its inaugural flight. After reviewing their trove of data from the test, the team will decide this summer’s launch date for the world’s most powerful rocket, part of the first major mission …

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Boeing Is Ready to Launch Starliner, a Rival to SpaceX's Dragon

Boeing Is Ready to Launch Starliner, a Rival to SpaceX’s Dragon

The first passenger to fly aboard Boeing’s Starliner will be Rosie the Rocketeer, a mannequin set to blast off to the International Space Station aboard the capsule on Thursday evening. If she makes the trip safely, NASA astronauts will be cleared for future flights on the new spacecraft. A successful uncrewed demonstration will make Boeing …

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