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Godspeed, Dick Gordon: Seattle-born Apollo 12 astronaut passes away at 88
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Godspeed, Dick Gordon: Seattle-born Apollo 12 astronaut passes away at 88

The first Seattle-born astronaut to fly in space, Dick Gordon, passed away on Monday at his home in California at…
Help NASA and New Horizons nickname the icy world they’re targeting after Pluto
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Help NASA and New Horizons nickname the icy world they’re targeting after Pluto

2014 MU69 just won’t cut it, so NASA and the folks behind the New Horizons mission want you to help…
Spaceflight Industries issues $150 million investment offer amid high-flying plans
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Spaceflight Industries issues $150 million investment offer amid high-flying plans

Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries is seeking as much as $150 million in new investment as it gets ready for a key…
Sweet 16! SpaceX sends KoreaSat-5A into orbit and then lands Falcon 9 booster
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Sweet 16! SpaceX sends KoreaSat-5A into orbit and then lands Falcon 9 booster

SpaceX executed its 16th Falcon 9 rocket launch of the year today, sending the Koreasat-5A telecommunications satellite into orbit and…
That’s a wrap! NASA spacewalkers install new HD video camera on space station
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That’s a wrap! NASA spacewalkers install new HD video camera on space station

NASA astronauts finished up this month’s trio of spacewalks with a nearly seven-hour-long outing today — highlighted by the installation of…
Virtual reality takes you on a trip to Mars with NASA rover – and to alien worlds, too
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Virtual reality takes you on a trip to Mars with NASA rover – and to alien worlds, too

NASA has been offering virtual-reality tours of Mars for years — but now, with Google’s help, the space agency has come…
Blue Origin space venture fires up BE-4 rocket engine, marking a win for Jeff Bezos
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Blue Origin space venture fires up BE-4 rocket engine, marking a win for Jeff Bezos

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture says it has successfully test-fired its BE-4 rocket engine, marking a key…
Google Maps expands its interplanetary domain all the way out to Pluto
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Google Maps expands its interplanetary domain all the way out to Pluto

If you zoom way, way out on Google Maps, you can now find your way around places like Sputnik Planum,…
Lego shows off its ‘Women of NASA’ toy set, without ‘Hidden Figures’ star
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Lego shows off its ‘Women of NASA’ toy set, without ‘Hidden Figures’ star

Seven and a half months after its selection, Lego unveiled a set of minifigures celebrating NASA women researchers and explorers,…
Bigelow Aerospace and ULA widen their sights to plan an outpost in lunar orbit
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Bigelow Aerospace and ULA widen their sights to plan an outpost in lunar orbit

NASA is shifting its attention to the moon, and so are Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance: Today the two…
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