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SpaceX Aborts Starhopper Rocket Prototype Launch at Last Second

SPACE.COM – Tariq Malik, 27 August 2019: SpaceX called off the planned launch of its Starhopper rocket Monday (Aug. 26) after a last-second abort stalled the much-anticipated demonstration flight. The company

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NASA Administrator to Discuss Human Lander Update for Artemis Program

NASA, 19 August 2019 – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, joined by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks, Robert Aderholt, Scott DesJarlais and Brian Babin, will discuss updates on the agency’s plans for

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SpaceX Plans to Catch Rockets…With a Helicopter.

WIRED, 14 August 2019 – Daniel Oberhaus – IN THE SPAN of just four years, reusable rockets have gone from never-been-done to almost routine, at least at SpaceX. Blue Origin was

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New York Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

NASA 14 August 2019 – SciGirls viewers from New York will have an opportunity on Monday, Aug. 19, to talk live with NASA astronaut Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call

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Space junk: Harpoon Tested to Clean Up Space

BBC – 17 February 2019 – New footage from a space mission shows the latest idea to collect space junk. A harpoon was fired at a target in orbit to demonstrate

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Six Very Expensive Ways to Get to Space

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW – 29 January 2019  – Whenever I see companies like Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin claim that they’re getting closer to sending tourists to space, I always roll my

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Winning Ideas For 3D Printing on the Moon

ESA – 23 January 2019 – While studying lunar base concepts ESA ran a competition, asking: what would you 3D print on the Moon, to make it feel like home? Responses

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Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard Rocket System Flies for 10th Time

BBC – 23 January 2019 – US billionaire Jeff Bezos has put up his New Shepard space vehicle from Texas again, carrying a suite of Nasa experiments to an altitude

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ExoMars Software Passes ESA Driving Test

ESA – 17 January 2019 – Navigation software destined for the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet has passed a rover-based driving test at ESA’s ‘Mars Yard’. ESA’s ExoMars rover

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Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires

(NASA) – 21 June, 2018.  NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective Friday.  “Peggy Whitson is

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