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Historic SpaceX Launch Postponed Due to Weather

SpaceX and NASA will have to wait at least a few more days for their historic spaceflight. Launch officials announced at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday that rough weather would prevent a SpaceX rocket and capsule from taking off from a Florida launch pad, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on the first crewed spaceflight to take
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Katherine Johnson, Famed NASA Mathematician and Inspiration for the Film ‘Hidden Figures,’ is Dead at 101

Without the precision of “human computer” Katherine Johnson, NASA’s storied history might’ve looked a lot different. Her calculations were responsible for safely rocketing men into space and securing the American lead in the space race against the Soviet Union. For almost her entire life, her seminal work in American space travel went unnoticed. Only recently has
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NASA Missions Could Uncover Secrets on Venus, Io and Triton

In order to further explore our solar system, NASA has chosen four proposals for missions that would investigate Venus, Jupiter’s moon Io and Neptune’s moon Triton. If chosen, NASA would develop the missions. The four proposals highlight planets and moons that are not currently included in the agency’s ongoing projects. They’re part of the agency’s
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Astronaut Christina Koch Will Begin Her Journey to Earth After Record-Setting Mission

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch is returning to Earth after the longest single spaceflight by a woman. Koch arrived on the International Space Station on March 14 for her spaceflight mission. She is scheduled to return Thursday after 329 days, breaking Peggy Whitson’s record of 288 consecutive days in space. Koch’s is also the second-longest single spaceflight by any US astronaut,
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Gen. Raymond Sworn in as the First Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force

The United States Space Force (USSF) is the space operations service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. It is the sixth branch of the U.S. military and the first new armed service since the establishment of the independent U.S. Air Force in 1947. It is organized as a military service branch within the Department of the Air Force, one of the three
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Meet the First Graduates of NASA for Artemis Program

After more than two years of training, the first class of NASA astronaut candidates under the agency’s program to land the first woman and next man on the moon have graduated. The candidates, selected in 2017, graduated Friday morning during a ceremony at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The 13 astronauts will be
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Toyota is Building a Smart City – A Utopia to Test AI and Robots

Carmaker Toyota has unveiled plans for a 2,000-person “city of the future,” where it will test autonomous vehicles, smart technology and robot-assisted living. The ambitious project, dubbed Woven City, is set to break ground next year in the foothills of Japan’s Mount Fuji, about 60 miles from Tokyo. Announcing the project at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
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Space X Kicks Off Busy 2020 With 60 New Starlink Satellites

SpaceX will launch its third batch of internet-beaming satellites Monday evening, kicking off what is expected to be a remarkably busy year for the company as it readies its new broadband business. About 60 small satellites will launch into orbit atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff is scheduled for 9:19 pm ET from Cape Canaveral Air
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Emotional Support Robot Arrives on the ISS

  On Sunday, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule docked at the International Space Station, bringing supplies, experiments including “mighty mice” — oh, and a friendly robot to keep the astronauts company for the next three years. CIMON-2 is the next generation of the Crew Interactive Mobile Companion. The robot was built by Airbus at the German Aerospace Center
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The NASA women who inspired ‘Hidden Figures’ will get Congressional gold medals

Four African American women known as the “Hidden Figures” who worked at NASA during the Space Race are being awarded Congressional Gold Medals, the highest civilian award in the US. President Donald Trump signed into law the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act on Friday. Engineers Christine Darden and Mary Jackson, as well as mathematician Katherine Johnson
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First All-Female Space Walk Scheduled for Tomorrow

After the first all-female spacewalk was scrapped in March, NASA has now scheduled another attempt with astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir for October 18 at 6:30 a.m. ET. The announcement was made Friday during a briefing by the agency previewing 10 upcoming spacewalks by astronauts on the International Space Station. For the intended spacewalk
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Introducing the Most Space-Efficient Business Class Seat – AirGo Galaxy

Double-bed business class airplane seats might be the dream for passengers, but for airlines, such sprawling annexation of prime cabin real estate may not be quite so appealing. Which is why Singapore-based AirGo Design has come up with a solution to the Tetris-like challenge of maximizing seating space that it claims is the most space-efficient yet. The company
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Weird Questions About Astronauts in Space

People Have a Lot of Questions (and Misconceptions) About Space It’s understandable given that only 573 humans have ever gone there, according to a count by space expert Jonathan McDowell. Still, they shouldn’t be the only ones who get to know the truth about what happens in the great beyond. Right? Fear not. NASA has answered for us some of THE
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