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NASA picks its first companies for moon deliveries

NASA has chosen three commercial ventures that haven’t yet launched anything into space to deliver science experiments to the moon’s surface, starting next year. Today’s awards are the first to be announced under the terms of the space agency’s Commercial … Continue reading

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Blue Origin lays out idea for space station

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has laid out a plan for building a commercial habitat for future space travelers and sending it into Earth orbit atop its New Glenn rocket. The concept is one of a dozen studies … Continue reading

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Boeing reports successful Starliner test

Boeing has successfully run the propulsion system for its CST-100 Starliner space taxi through the same test it failed almost a year ago, marking a significant step toward carrying astronauts to the International Space Station. The thruster firing for Starliner’s launch … Continue reading

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Maxar to build the first piece of lunar Gateway

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine today announced that the first major component for a future mini-space station in lunar orbit will be provided by Maxar Technologies, formerly known as SSL. “The contractor that will be building that element is … drum … Continue reading

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Put your name on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover

Space fans have been sending their names to Mars and other extraterrestrial destinations for more than two decades, and it’s that time again: From now until Sept. 30, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is taking names for the Mars 2020 rover mission. … Continue reading

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Cool Kuiper Belt findings turn into a cover story

The space snowman known as 2014 MU69 or Ultima Thule added to its celebrity today by showing up on the cover of the journal Science, with the first peer-reviewed results from an encounter with NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft laid out within. Close study of the two-lobed … Continue reading

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Blue Origin gets in on lunar lander studies

It’s almost as if Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos knew what was coming: His Blue Origin space venture is among 11 companies selected by NASA to conduct studies and produce prototypes of spacecraft that could carry astronauts down to the moon’s … Continue reading

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