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SpaceX Dragon spacecraft completes final mission ahead of crewed launch

Next up, the Crew Dragon, which will carry astronauts to the space station

How to watch the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft depart the ISS on Tuesday

It will carry scientific experiments back from space to Earth

How to keep astronauts sane: The psychology of long-duration space missions

What does it take to grapple with the existential horror of space?

Crops in space: ISS-grown lettuce given the green light

Astronauts on longer missions will be able to enjoy meals with “space lettuce”

SpaceX is carrying these biotechnology experiments to the ISS this weekend

Several research projects could improve the lives of patients here on Earth

NASA funding new tech for accessing food and water on lunar missions

It includes tiny disposable satellites and bioregenerative life support systems

Here are all the science projects that SpaceX will be delivering to the ISS

The projects cover research into topics from growing human heart cells to making more comfortable sneakers

Resupply mission to the ISS carries cheese and gummy sweets to hungry astronauts

A Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft launched yesterday carrying supplies to the International Space Station.

Take a tour of the space station from the comfort of your own sofa

Ever wondered what it's like to stay on the space station? This fascinating tour should give you a good idea.

Astronauts discover how to bake the perfect cookie in space

Future astronauts heading to Mars and beyond will likely be baking chocolate chip cookies during the trip.

Space Station gets the Lego treatment in wonderfully detailed design

An intricate Lego version of the International Space Station will launch on February 1 priced at just $70.

An all-female spacewalk is happening right now: Here’s how to watch

The second-ever all-female spacewalk is happening right now, and you can watch it live as it plays out on the International Space Station. NASA TV is currently streaming the spacewalk.

Boeing’s Starliner is making its first orbital test flight. Here’s how to watch

Boeing will launch the Starliner capsule on its first orbital test flight to the International Space Station on December 20, and we've got the details about how to watch.

Meet CIMON-2: The floating A.I. brain that lives on the ISS

The International Space Station recently received its newest resident: an artificial intelligence-powered flying robot called CIMON-2. Here is how it promises to help astronauts as they work.

SpaceX delivers mice and a floating robot to the International Space Station

There are mice on the ISS! But it's OK, they're supposed to be there. They arrived on Sunday for research purposes, with a floating robot called CIMON-2 also part of the consignment.

NASA wants astronauts to light fires on the International Space Station

Lighting a fire always carries an element of risk. Doing it in microgravity on the International Space Station, approximately 250 miles above Earth's surface, is something else entirely.

Boeing’s first Starliner orbital test flight delayed due to rocket issue

Boeing's Starliner space capsule was due to make its first orbital test flight to the International Space Station on December 17, but an issue with the Atlas V launch rocket has caused a delay.

Watch Live: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 resupply mission to the ISS on Wednesday

SpaceX will launch the CRS-19 Commercial Resupply Service mission into orbit using its Falcon 9 booster rocket on Wednesday, and you can watch the event via a NASA TV livestream. The rocket will take off at approximately 9:51 a.m. PT.

Bosch will test its A.I.-powered, sound-seeing technology in space

SoundSee will ride around the International Space Station on a floating robot called AstroBee. It will perform sound checks, and monitor some of the onboard equipment using a microphone and A.I.

How to watch NASA’s first all-female spacewalk on the ISS online

NASA's first all-female spacewalk will take place outside of the International Space Station on Friday -- and you can watch the whole thing live right here on Earth.

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T-Mobile Tuesdays gives users three months of Google Stadia Pro

T-Mobile Tuesdays is a great app, and service for the carrier’s customers to get exciting offers and deals every Tuesday. This week’s deal will let you grab three months of Google Stadia Pro, giving access to the current library of games and for the months June, July, and August.If you are not aware of Google Stadia, it is a new way to play video games with the help of cloud computing and streaming. Similar to GeForce Now, you have access to a library of quality AAA games ranging from the Assassins Creed Games, Red Dead Redemption 2, and more.With cloud gaming, you don’t have to worry about downloading or installing. Just choose the game you want to play, or buy it, and you’re all set.You can play Google Stadia on any TV using the latest model of the Chromecast Ultra, but you’ll need a Stadia Controller (sold separately). You can also play on a computer that is able to run Google Chrome through Keybaord and Mouse or a compatible controller.Lastly, you can also play on your Android smartphone, but the current range of supported phones is very limited.You can play Stadia on a TV using Chromecast Ultra and a Stadia Controller, on a computer using Google Chrome with a supported gamepad or mouse and keyboard, or on a supported mobile device.If you’re curious about the benefit of Google Stadia Pro, here is what you get:Free games every monthThe ability to play games in 4K resolutionCurrently, you can get the following games for May:Destiny 2: The CollectionGridGyltSteamWorld Dig 2SteamWorld Quest: Hand of GilgamechOn June 16th, you can get:Get PackedLittle NightmaresPower Rangers: Battle for the GridSUPERHOTPanzer Dragoon RemakeThe Elder Scrolls OnlineTo take advantage of the three months of Google Stadia Pro, you just need to sign in to your T-Mobile Tuesday app where it will give you a code. You can redeem that code after you create a Google Stadia account.

Facebook let users hide and delete old posts

We all love sharing and posting stuff on Facebook. But, those of us who have been on the social media site for any length of time know that they’ve probably posted something they regret, or later find simply embarrassing. Facebook will soon let you get rid of those troubling posts with a few simple taps or clicks.Facebook helps sweep past mistakes under the rugIn the age of social media, even our old posts can come back to bite us. All it takes is one person to find a post from long ago to use against you. While you could take the time out to delete such posts manually, currently the process is very cumbersome.Facebook has plans to streamline the process and let you do it in bulk. Even adding in options of including search filters to help you make cleaning up posts much easier.HOW TO: Create a Legacy Contact for FacebookWhether you have an embarrassing picture from your teenage years, or perhaps said something troubling some time ago, you will be able to hide or delete those posts. Or maybe you just want to clean up things that you were tagged in that no longer represent you.Debuting exclusively on Facebook’s mobile app, and soon to desktop and Facebook Lite, users can Archive and/or Delete posts.Archiving posts means they’re added into your personal collection, and not deleted. These could be posts you don’t want others seeing, but bring back nostalgia or hold special memories for you. Archived posts are removed from your timeline and are put in a personal collection only accessible to you.Deleting posts works just the same. You can delete posts on your timeline. Initially you will get the option of deleting the post and waiting 30 days for it to get to permanently deleted. However, you can bypass this and delete the post immediately. Keep in mind that this will delete the post for good. It will not be possible to recover deleted posts, so think carefully.

This 21-inch HP monitor is yours for only $89.99

Despite the loosening restrictions and opening of various states, it looks like a lot of us will maintain a work-from-home routine for the foreseeable future. While this might lead to a few personal comforts, it can also expose problems.How good is your home computer monitor? It’s probably not as new or nice as the one you’ve been using at work. Maybe you’ve been using just one and are finding it’s time to add a second display to your home office setup.The refurbished HP 21kd 20.7″ LED Full-HD Monitor, on sale for just $89.99, is an inexpensive way to increase your productivity.The 20.7-inch monitor boasts full HD resolution and anti-glare properties and offers up a 6,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio along with a 5ms response time. That means it’s sharp, easy on the eye, and doesn’t have any blurring. Yeah, we know you watch Netflix instead of filing TPS reports.20.7″ widescreen display: Enjoy a better viewing experience than before1920×1080 resolution: Love the sharper, clearer graphics on the 1080p screen16.7 million colors at 60Hz: See your content w/ more vivid huesDVI & VGA inputs: Easily connect w/ other source devices such as desktops, laptops, and more-5° to 20° tilt range: Adjust the screen for more comfortable viewingVESA wall mounting holes: Ease your way w/ more installation optionBuy Yours!Pick up a certified refurbished HP 21kd 20.7″ LED Full-HD Monitor for just $89.99 in the AndroidGuys Deals Store today.The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Google enables bedtime tools for Android to help you sleep better

Sleep is an essential part of everyone’s routine. With the lockdown situation, there has been a rise in search queries related to “insomnia”, and “can’t sleep” for the months of April and May. To address this, Google has introduced a few bedtime tools to help achieve better sleep with the help of your phone.While we are all familiar with Digital Wellbeing, a feature introduced in Android 10, is now a dedicated app. And the app’s new “Bedtime mode” is more useful than ever.Google has introduced a few useful bedtime tools to help make sleeping and technology work together instead of against each other.A dark room, and quiet are essential to start the sleep cycle. Bedtime mode (formerly Wind Down) in Digital Wellbeing, your phone turns off visuals and audio to help you sleep. With the help of Do Not Disturb to turn off notifications for calls, texts, and other interruptions. The addition of Grayscale helps fade the colors on your phone to black and white and reduce the chance of you staying up.You can now schedule Bedtime mode, and even have it trigger automatically, or as soon as you plug your phone in for charge. Bedtime mode can also be added to your phones Quick Settings and is easier to reach than before. If you want to stay up a little longer, you can pause Bedtime mode and not interrupt the schedule in the app.Adding Clock into the sleep cycleSleeping and waking up at a fixed  time (even on off days) helps your body set a steady circadian rhythm, and significantly boost the quality of your sleep. If you use Google’s Clock app, there is now the addition of a Bedtime tab. You can set your daily sleep and wake times here and make the first step to a steady sleep schedule.Setting a sleep schedule and adjusting to bedtime habits with the help of Clock. It’s best to establish a wake-up time first in the Clock app and using that to decide the right bedtime schedule. Clock now lets you see your calendar for tomorrow and tell you how many hours of sleep you’ll get, letting you adjust your bedtime if needed.To help with sleep, you’ll now receive a reminder before your bedtime and get the option to play sounds from a complementary app like Spotify, YouTube Music, Calm, etc. If you combine Clock and Digital Wellbeing, you can limit interruptions when in sleep. If you do feel restless and use your phone past bedtime, you’ll be able to see how long and which apps you used in that period.The Sunrise Alarm & YouInstead of the traditional loud alarms, a gentler alarm tone helps wake you up more calmly. Using the Sunrise Alarm, you get a visual cue 15 minutes prior to your intended alarm. The tone can also be customized to a song you enjoy or any sound you prefer.YouTube and Bedtime Tools – Reducing binge watching before bedExclusive to Pixel devices, and coming to other Android devices later in the summer, you can set a bedtime reminder while using YouTube. If you indulge in watching videos close to your bedtime, YouTube will now pause to push notifications alerting you about your bedtime. You can choose to extend your bedtime but this will be logged in your Bedtime Mode.Bedtime Tools and Family LinkWith the combination of Bedtime and Family Link, you can manage your family’s screen time, in-app purchases, app downloads, and schedule bedtimes for their devices. Setting bedtime schedules and adjusting it from your app for everyone in the Family Link. Bedtime will lock the devices in the family device when bedtime comes, but the device can still be used to call if needed.With all these features in mind, Google has made it easier than ever for Android users and their families to achieve better sleep. The culmination of all the apps working together can help curb sleep problems and help families live healthier.