Monthly Archives: March 2017

Citizen scientists star in TV documentary

It’s fitting that a four-hour documentary series about citizen scientists, titled “The Crowd and the Cloud,” is available to the crowd via the cloud a week before its debut on public television. The first episode makes its TV debut on … Continue reading

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NASA sets its sights on Deep Space Gateway

President Donald Trump hasn’t yet revealed his choice for NASA administrator, but the space agency is already shifting the focus of its exploration program to a way station known as the Deep Space Gateway. The concept for a habitable platform … Continue reading

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Vulcan Aerospace morphs into Stratolaunch

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s space venture is rebranding itself and updating its website as it prepares to begin flight tests of the world’s biggest airplane. The venture was launched in 2011 as Stratolaunch Systems, but over time it morphed into … Continue reading

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Pilots give a ’10’ to Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

The largest breed of its Dreamliner jet series, the 787-10, got a great review today after being put through its aerial paces for the first time in the skies over South Carolina. “It performed exactly like we thought it would,” … Continue reading

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Elon Musk wants to launch a rocket every day

SpaceX took nearly a year to relaunch its first “flight-proven” Falcon 9 booster, but within a year or two, company founder Elon Musk expects to be able to launch the same rocket day after day. He also foresees a time … Continue reading

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SpaceX relaunches and re-lands a rocket!

Today SpaceX did something it’s never done before: reusing a Falcon 9 rocket booster that’s already been launched and landed. The Falcon 9 mission to send the SES-10 communications satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit lifted off at 6:27 p.m. ET … Continue reading

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NASA’s Peggy Whitson sets spacewalk record

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson set a new record for female spacewalkers at the International Space Station today, during an outing that required a little improvisation to make up for a wayward hatch cover. One of the aim of today’s spacewalk was … Continue reading

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