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Boeing’s software missteps spark NASA review

An interim assessment of what went wrong during December’s first uncrewed flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space taxi has turned up so many breakdowns that NASA is ordering a comprehensive safety review of the company’s procedures. NASA and Boeing provided … Continue reading

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Electron microscope heads for the final frontier

SHORELINE, Wash. — Running a startup out of your garage may sound like a tech cliche, but for Voxa CEO Chris Own, it’s routine. What’s not routine are the breadbox-sized electron microscopes that are sitting in Own’s garage, and in the … Continue reading

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Astronaut lands after setting a record for women

NASA astronaut Christina Koch struck a joyful note today after finishing up 328 days in space aboard the International Space Station, a stay that has gone into the history books as the longest spaceflight made by a woman. Get the news … Continue reading

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NASA funds in-space manufacturing demo

NASA has awarded a $142 million contract to Maxar Technologies for a demonstration of in-space construction technologies, including the robotic assembly of a communications antenna and the production of a structural beam. The beam-manufacturing device, known as MakerSat, is being provided by Tethers Unlimited, … Continue reading

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Spitzer telescope goes dark, leaving bright legacy

NASA sent its final command to the Spitzer Space Telescope today, ending more than 16 years spent studying alien planets, dusty nebulas and distant galaxies in infrared wavelengths. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Axiom wins NASA’s OK for habitat on space station

Houston-based Axiom Space has won NASA’s nod to attach a commercial habitation module to the International Space Station by as early as 2024. The “Axiom Segment” of the space station is designed to connect to the station’s Harmony node and … Continue reading

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Pick your favorite name for NASA’s Mars rover

NASA and an army of nearly 4,700 volunteer judges have selected nine potential names for a rover that’s due to be launched to Mars in July, and you have just six days to cast an online vote for your favorite name. Get the news … Continue reading

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