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GAO sides with Blue Origin in launch dispute

The Government Accountability Office is agreeing with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture that the Air Force needs to amend its rules for deciding who’ll get future contracts for national security space launches. Today’s GAO decision comes in response to … Continue reading

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NASA adds 5 companies to moon delivery list

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is among five companies that have just been cleared to deliver payloads to the moon for NASA. So is Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which is offering its Starship super-rocket for lunar trips. Sierra … Continue reading

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Nanoracks will test metal-cutting robot in space

Nanoracks says it’ll put a metal-cutting robot to work in orbit next year as part of a satellite deployment mission, marking the first in-space test of a key habitat-building technology. All this is due to be done under the umbrella of … Continue reading

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Report sharpens debate over spaceship costs

Boeing is in line to get paid substantially more per seat than SpaceX for astronaut trips to the International Space Station, in part because it negotiated an increase in what was meant to be a fixed-cost contract, NASA’s Office of … Continue reading

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Spaceflight Industries is raising more cash

Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries, which has taken on a string of high-profile satellite missions over the past year, is in the midst of a new funding round, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Nov. 14 filing indicates that … Continue reading

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Kid-friendly moon rover takes the spotlight

KENT, Wash. — The City of Kent’s newest lunar rover wouldn’t stand up to the radiation-blasted conditions on the surface of the moon, but it’s designed to endure a testing ground that’s nearly as harsh: a park playground. A kid-friendly reproduction … Continue reading

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Alexa, who’s your favorite Star Trek captain?

View this post on Instagram Here’s what happens when @SirPatStew visits #Amazon to talk about the new #StarTrekPicard, and we drop in on the team that writes jokes for #Alexa. A post shared by Jeff Bezos (@jeffbezos) on Nov 14, … Continue reading

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