Space


SpaceX Launches Air Force’s Super-Secret Minishuttle

SpaceX launched the Air Force’s super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center,…

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First Pics of Yerushalayim From Satellite Venus

The Israeli satellite Venμs, the earth observation and exploratory mission of the Israel Space Agency (ISA), flashed its first photographs of Yerushalayim and the surrounding area on Wednesday. The long-awaited…

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Spacewalking Cosmonauts Release 3-D-Printed Satellite

Spacewalking cosmonauts set free the world’s first satellite made almost entirely with a 3-D printer on Thursday. In total, Russians Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy ended up releasing five nanosatellites…

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Israel Makes Double Satellite Launch from French Guiana

On early Wednesday morning Israel time, for the first time, two Israeli-made satellites were launched simultaneously, for defense and scientific research, from a location in French Guiana. All went smoothly,…

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Israel to Launch Its First Environmental Satellite

Israel is sending its first environmental research satellite into space next week. VENµS – an acronym for “Vegetation and Environment Monitoring on a New Micro Satellite” – will be launched…

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Apollo 11 Bag Laced With Moon Dust Sells for $1.8M

A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle. The collection bag, used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during…

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Vice President Gets Inside Look at Kennedy Space Center

Vice President Mike Pence received an insider’s look at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Pence addressed employees Thursday at the Vehicle Assembly Building, once used to stack moon rockets and space…

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SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites From California Air Base

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off…

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Air Force Opposes Creation of Space Corps

Air Force leaders on Wednesday pushed back on a House Armed Services panel’s plan to build a new fighting force dedicated to space. “The Pentagon is complicated enough,” Air Force…

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NASA Picks 12 New Astronauts From Crush of Applicants

NASA has chosen 12 new astronauts from its biggest pool of applicants ever. Vice President Mike Pence attended Wednesday’s announcement of the Astronaut Class of 2017 at Johnson Space Center…

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SpaceX Launches First Recycled Supply Ship

SpaceX launched its first recycled cargo ship to the International Space Station on Saturday, yet another milestone in its bid to drive down flight costs. After a two-day delay caused…

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