Monthly Archives: August 2019

Boeing adds to its investment in Morf3D venture

Boeing’s venture capital arm has added to its investment in Morf3D, a California startup that focuses of aerospace applications for 3-D printing. The fresh investment, announced today, follows a Series A investment round that Boeing HorizonX Ventures co-led back in April 2018. The precise amount … Continue reading

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Trump kicks off Space Command; Space Force next?

President Donald Trump today hailed the revival of the U.S. Space Command to protect America’s technological assets on the final frontier, and put in another pitch for the establishment of a U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the … Continue reading

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Billionaires Jack Ma and Elon Musk debate AI

n the debate over artificial intelligence, whose side is Elon Musk on? Musk, who’s in charge of SpaceX, Tesla and the Neuralink brain interface venture, sized up the odds with AliBaba founder Jack Ma today during a widely watched one-on-one … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos touts space postcard campaign for kids

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled a mockup of Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lunar lander in May, he also unveiled a more down-to-earth enterprise: the Club for the Future, a nonprofit effort aimed at promoting science education through fun space-oriented projects. Its … Continue reading

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SpaceX sweetens the deal for ride-along satellites

Three weeks after announcing that it’s getting into the rideshare market for launching small satellites, SpaceX slashed its prices by more than half – and said it’ll be offering rideshare opportunities on its Starlink broadband satellite launches as often as once a … Continue reading

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Hey, kids! Name NASA’s 2020 Mars rover

NASA says a student will provide the official name for its 2020 Mars rover, continuing a tradition that began 16 years ago. The space agency will kick off its “Name the Rover” contest on Sept. 3, just as most elementary schools and … Continue reading

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It’s a double whammy of gravitational waves!

Two detections of gravitational waves, separated by a mere 21 minutes, set off a flurry of excitement among astronomers today. Was it a binary black-hole merger? A double observation of a single black-hole merger, created by gravitational lensing effects? A … Continue reading

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