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Space for Humanity seeks citizen astronauts

RENTON, Wash. — Space for Humanity is looking for more than a few good astronauts. The Colorado-based nonprofit group today opened up an online application processfor expense-paid trips to the edge of space, with the goal of giving citizen astronauts a … Continue reading

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Blue Origin pushes ahead with moon lander engine

RENTON, Wash. — Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture says it has test-fired its BE-7 rocket engine for the total six-minute duration it would need for a landing on the moon. Patrick Zeitouni, Blue Origin’s head of advanced development programs, … Continue reading

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Olis and Tethers Unlimited team up on space robots

Two space tech companies that are headquartered in the Seattle area, Olis Robotics and Tethers Unlimited, are joining forces to create a new kind of remote-controlled robotic system that could be used on the International Space Station or other off-Earth outposts. The … Continue reading

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New space station ventures are on the rise

RENTON, Wash. — NASA’s plan to expand commercial ventures on the International Space Station is attracting lots of interest — and not just from would-be space tourists, according to the agency official who’s keeping track of the proposals. One of … Continue reading

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Private ventures enlisted for space race revival

RENTON, Wash. — Fifty years after the landmark Apollo 11 mission blasted off for the climax of the U.S.-Soviet space race, officials from NASA and the Air Force highlighted the role of commercial space ventures in running a new race … Continue reading

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How a satellite snafu led to a new launch policy

When India’s PSLV rocket launched a host of satellites into orbit in January, one big piece was missing: the Federal Communications Commission’s authorization for Swarm Technologies’ super-miniaturized satellites. The FCC had nixed Swarm’s application on the grounds that the wallet-sized … Continue reading

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Blue Origin targets moon landing by 2023

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, is laying out a plan to support the creation of permanent settlements on the moon, starting with a lunar landing mission within the next five years. The Kent, Wash.-based … Continue reading

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