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SpaceX Falcon Heavy booster falls over at sea

Mother Nature has splashed cold water over SpaceX’s triumphant triple booster landing in the wake of last week’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch. Literally. After sending the Arabsat-6 telecommunications satellite on the first leg of its journey to geostationary orbit on April … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch flies world’s biggest plane

Stratolaunch, the aerospace venture founded by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, sent the world’s biggest airplane into the air today for its first flight test. The twin-fuselage plane, which incorporates parts from two Boeing 747 jumbo jets and has … Continue reading

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‘Twins Study’ raises questions about space stints

Ten research teams today shared comprehensive scientific results from an unprecedented experiment to gauge the health differences that developed between an astronaut who spent nearly a year in space and his identical twin down on Earth. The study, published in the … Continue reading

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Falcon Heavy rocket aces a triple landing

More than a year after SpaceX sent its Falcon Heavy rocket on a majestic test launch, the second Falcon Heavy put a satellite in orbit today for its first customer. Then, for the first time, all three of the rocket’s reusable … Continue reading

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Israeli-built lander crashes on moon

An Israeli-built lander crashed onto the moon today during its final descent, bringing an unfortunate end to the first privately funded lunar mission. “We had a failure on the spacecraft,” Opher Doron, general manager of Israel Aerospace Industries’ space division, … Continue reading

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BlackSky shares time-lapse satellite views

Seattle-based BlackSky says the first two Earth-imaging satellites in its Global constellation are up and running, with the ability to capture 1-meter-resolution views of the same spot on the planet on a frequent basis. The company provided a demonstration of the high-revisit … Continue reading

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Launch Challenge finalists include mystery team

Three teams have qualified to go into the rocket-launching phase of the DARPA Launch Challenge: Vector Launch, Virgin Orbit’s VOX Space subsidiary … and a team to be named later. In making today’s announcement, DARPA said the third team asked to stay anonymous for … Continue reading

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