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Russian leftovers may become Air Force One

Two Boeing 747-8 jets that were given up before delivery by Russia’s bankrupt Transaero Airlines could well end up as the next presidential Air Force One aircraft. The arrangement, first reported by Defense One, is one of the options being discussed … Continue reading

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Congressman sparks buzz with Mars question

What game was U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., playing when he asked Caltech geochemist Kenneth Farley whether there was any evidence of an ancient civilization on Mars? The question was an add-on at today’s House Space Subcommittee hearing on NASA’s flagship … Continue reading

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Elon Musk on self-driving cars and AI’s perils

In the year 2037, non-autonomous vehicles will be as much of a curiosity as riding a horse is today, tech billionaire Elon Musk says. Musk also says that the rapid rise of artificial intelligence is “really like the scariest problem … Continue reading

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Relativity Space CEO teases stealthy venture

The hush-hush space startup Relativity Space is still in stealth mode, but CEO and co-founder Tim Ellis lifted the veil just a bit on the company’s business plan and eight-figure funding today in Washington, D.C. Ellis shared the witness table with other space executives … Continue reading

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NASA handles viral VP pic with a light touch

You know that viral photo of Vice President Mike Pence putting his hand on a piece of space hardware marked with a “Do Not Touch” sign? Don’t worry about it, NASA says. The picture, snapped by news photographers on July 6 during Pence’s … Continue reading

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VP vows return to moon and ‘boots on Mars’

Vice President Mike Pence, the newly minted chairman of a revived National Space Council, said today that President Donald Trump is committed to a return to the moon and a push onward to Mars. Pence laid out the broad strokes … Continue reading

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Trump reactivates National Space Council

After months of foreshadowing, President Donald Trump today signed an executive order to revive the National Space Council, a move that’s likely to open the way for space policy changes that have been largely put on hold during the White House transition. … Continue reading

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