Monthly Archives: April 2020

ICESat-2 satellite tracks how polar ice is lost

A satellite mission that bounces laser light off the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland has found that hundreds of billions of tons’ worth of ice are being lost every year due to Earth’s changing climate. Scientists involved in NASA’s … Continue reading

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These landers made the list for lunar missions

NASA has selected teams led by Blue Origin, Dynetics and SpaceX to develop lunar landing systems capable of putting astronauts on the moon by as early as 2024. “We want to be able to go to the moon, but we want to … Continue reading

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Bill Gates: We’ll need 7 billion doses of vaccine

Bill Gates has been big on vaccines since before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but in a new blog posting, the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist says the only way to end the pandemic for good is to offer a … Continue reading

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Remdesivir wins a vote of COVID-19 confidence

An antiviral drug called remdesivir got a strong vote of confidence today from one of the most prominent figures in the battle against the coronavirus outbreak. “The data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant positive effect in diminishing the … Continue reading

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Mars Helicopter gets a new name: Ingenuity

Picking up on a suggestion from an Alabama high-school junior, NASA has given an ingenious name to the first helicopter due to take flight on Mars. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Boeing plans cutbacks amid coronavirus losses

Boeing says it’s planning to reduce its workforce by 10% and cut back on production of wide-body jets in response to the coronavirus pandemic’s dramatic effect on the aviation industry. “We will be a smaller company for a while,” David … Continue reading

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SpaceX seeks regulatory changes for Starlink

In a new regulatory filing, SpaceX says it plans to start offering commercial broadband internet service using its Starlink satellite constellation in the northern U.S. and southern Canada by the end of this year. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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