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Lockheed Martin wins NASA’s nod for supersonic jet

NASA says Lockheed Martin will be its partner in building a supersonic test plane that’s designed to muffle sonic booms and clear the way for a new boom in faster-than-sound passenger flights. California-based Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. won the $247.5 million contract … Continue reading

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Reused cargo ship launched on reused rocket

SpaceX sent nearly three tons of supplies, hardware and experiments to the International Space Station today, using a Falcon 9 rocket booster and a Dragon capsule that have both been flown before. The rocket rose from its launch pad at … Continue reading

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NASA delays Webb Space Telescope’s liftoff to 2020

NASA is delaying the scheduled launch of its next flagship observatory, the $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope, by a year — which may hike its cost so high that Congress will have to OK more money. Acting agency administrator Robert Lightfoot said … Continue reading

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Space station crew returns to full strength

Two days after their launch, a fresh trio of spacefliers floated through the International Space Station’s hatch today to start a five-month tour of duty in orbit. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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U.S.-Russian crew blasts off for the space station

Russia launched a Soyuz rocket from its Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today, sending two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Relativity strikes deal to use NASA test complex

Relativity, a rocket startup with roots at Blue Origin and SpaceX, says it has been awarded an exclusive 20-year lease to use a 25-acre engine test complex at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The arrangement furthers Relativity’s plans to … Continue reading

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Unscrambling the tale of an astronaut’s genes

My Twitter feed was buzzing this week with reports that Scott Kelly’s genes were knocked permanently out of phase because he spent a year in space. Some of the reports made it sound as if Scott Kelly was no longer the … Continue reading

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