Monthly Archives: February 2016

Blue Origin, ULA and Aerojet strike rocket deals

Blue Origin, the rocket venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, is among the beneficiaries in a set of Air Force contracts aimed at developing U.S.-made replacements for the Russian-made engines that currently power many of America’s space missions. One of … Continue reading

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Computer jobs loom large in aerospace outlook

The most reliable way to break into the aerospace industry of tomorrow is to learn computer science today. That’s one of the preliminary findings from a study that estimates how many workers will be available to fill future jobs at King County’s … Continue reading

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Wayward boat blamed after aborted launch

A wayward boat and a load of liquid oxygen that got too warm forced SpaceX to abort what might have been a successful launch of the SES-9 telecommunication satellite today, just as the engines were firing up. The snags mean SpaceX will … Continue reading

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Pluto’s polar canyons get their close-up

The heart-shaped region along Pluto’s equator has been the darling of NASA’s New Horizons mission, but it’s the north polar region that gets the love in this week’s featured image. The area seen here is part of a region informally … Continue reading

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‘Martian’ flower basks in the Oscar glow

Timing is everything, even when it comes to naming plant species. Bucknell University botanist Chris Martine found that out last fall, when he announced that a newly identified species of Australian bush tomato would be named after Mark Watney, the central character … Continue reading

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Acoustic imager makes sound visible

Not even the click of a pen or the rustle of a shirt goes undetected by Signal Interface Group’s acoustic imager. But how about a person’s, um, rude noises? “We don’t record those,” the company’s president, Neil Fenichel, says with a … Continue reading

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Next-gen B-21 bomber’s design unveiled

Today the U.S. Air Force took the wraps off the design for its Long Range Strike Bomber, now known as the B-21, and said it’d be taking suggestions for a snappier name from its service members. “This aircraft represents the … Continue reading

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