Tag Archives: Space

Donald Trump pays tangled tribute to Elon Musk

President Donald Trump is said to be closely watching the impeachment proceedings on Capitol Hill, but he’s also watching what billionaire techie Elon Musk is doing at SpaceX and Tesla — and he likes what he sees. Get the news … Continue reading

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Pick your favorite name for NASA’s Mars rover

NASA and an army of nearly 4,700 volunteer judges have selected nine potential names for a rover that’s due to be launched to Mars in July, and you have just six days to cast an online vote for your favorite name. Get the news … Continue reading

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SpaceX rehearses Dragon’s worst-case scenario

With a fiery flash and volleys of cheers, SpaceX and NASA today rehearsed something they hope will never happen: a catastrophic rocket failure at the worst time in the launch of a crewed mission to the International Space Station. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Space Force flies through flak over earthy uniforms

The newly minted U.S. Space Force unveiled its uniform on Jan. 17 — and defended its fashion statement against Twitter criticism that the camouflage color scheme should have been more spacey. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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AI helps NASA get ahead of solar superstorms

If the sun throws out a radiation blast of satellite-killing proportions someday, Amazon Web Services may well play a role in heading off a technological doomsday. That’s the upshot of a project that has NASA working with AWS Professional Services … Continue reading

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Telescope project honors astronomer and billionaire

The next great ground-based astronomical observatory, previously known as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, has been named after the late astronomer Vera Rubin — with a nod to Seattle software billionaire Charles Simonyi as well. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Dynetics and SNC team up for lunar lander

Alabama-based Dynetics says it’s leading a team of companies proposing a crew-carrying lunar lander for NASA, in competition with other companies including Blue Origin and Boeing. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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