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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…
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,…
A cosmic first! Gravitational waves and telescopes reveal the clash and flash of neutron stars
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A cosmic first! Gravitational waves and telescopes reveal the clash and flash of neutron stars

For the first time ever, researchers have recorded the cataclysmic smash-up of two neutron stars by virtue of their gravitational…
Moon, Mars and jobs: Trump puts his spin on space policy, with details to come
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Moon, Mars and jobs: Trump puts his spin on space policy, with details to come

President Donald Trump today signed a space policy directive that calls on NASA to establish an outpost on the moon…
Tethers Unlimited wins NASA grant to work on future FabLab for 3-D printing in space
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Tethers Unlimited wins NASA grant to work on future FabLab for 3-D printing in space

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited is getting a shot at helping to create an advanced fabrication facility that could manufacture and…
Planetary Resources’ prototype asteroid prospector set for January liftoff in India
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Planetary Resources’ prototype asteroid prospector set for January liftoff in India

Redmond, Wash.-based Planetary Resources’ technology demonstrator satellite for asteroid prospecting is due for launch in early January, along with more…
The mission to break barriers to space travel for people with disabilities
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The mission to break barriers to space travel for people with disabilities

When Sina Bahram shifted into weightlessness for the first time on Sunday, he could feel the air brushing past his…
Thanksgiving on the space station: Just another day at the office, but with turkey
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Thanksgiving on the space station: Just another day at the office, but with turkey

Thanksgiving Day is a workday on the International Space Station, but it’s still a special day for the station’s six…
Life, liberty and the pursuit of spaceflight? Jeff Bezos links Blue Origin to saving Earth
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Life, liberty and the pursuit of spaceflight? Jeff Bezos links Blue Origin to saving Earth

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ vision for his Blue Origin rocket venture is to have millions of people living and working…
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