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Spacewalkers get station ready for space taxis

Spacewalkers made progress today on preparations at the International Space Station for the arrival of the first commercial space taxis. During today’s operation, which lasted just over six and a half hours, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet … Continue reading

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Another look at Jeff Bezos’ gee-whiz frontier

We already knew that Amazon provided a rare public demonstration of its delivery drone dropping off some sunscreen at this week’s MARS 2017 conference in Palm Springs, Calif. We also knew that Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital rocket ship, which went … Continue reading

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‘Life’ movie sparks reality check about Mars

Let sleeping Martians lie, particularly if they have a strong grip: That’s one of the lessons you could take away from “Life,” the first monster movie set on the International Space Station. The movie – which opens today and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, … Continue reading

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Astronomy Rewind revives ‘zombie’ pictures

A new project called Astronomy Rewind is recruiting citizen scientists to bring decades-old cosmic images back from the dead and restore them to their rightful place. It’s the latest offering from Zooniverse, a crowdsourcing platform that got its start a decade … Continue reading

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Elon Musk isn’t smiling over NASA legislation

President Donald Trump may be beaming over a newly signed law that calls on NASA to look into sending astronauts to Mars by 2033, but not Elon Musk. SpaceX’s billionaire CEO is aiming to put his fortune behind a push to send … Continue reading

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Trump signs off on NASA’s Mars agenda

President Donald Trump today signed legislation laying out the broad agenda for NASA’s journey to Mars – but not to a near-Earth asteroid – and signaled that Vice President Mike Pence would revive a panel to oversee U.S. policy beyond Earth. “In very … Continue reading

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$75 million turns Rocket Lab into a unicorn

Rocket Lab says it has closed a $75 million Series D financing round for production of its low-cost Electron rocket, which is expected to see its maiden launch within the next couple of months. The round was led by Data Collective, … Continue reading

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