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SpaceX Just Launched 60 Starlink Satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s plans to bring global internet coverage to the world just took another leap forward as its 9th Falcon 9 rocket flight of the year launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit Monday (Nov. 11). The satellites rode into space atop a veteran Falcon 9 first stage, ending a nearly three-month launch
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Off Earth Manufacturing – How It Can Help Explore the Moon and Mars

WASHINGTON – Made In Space’s new satellite-construction robot could herald a new generation of autonomous machines working on the moon — and perhaps even Mars. At the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) here on Oct. 25, representatives from NASA and the California-based company Made In Space talked about the forthcoming opportunities for in-space manufacturing, which they say will
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SpaceX’s Starlink Broadband Service Will Begin in 2020

SpaceX, the private spaceflight company known for reusable rockets and a giant, shiny Starship, will begin offering its own satellite internet service in 2020, according to SpaceNews. In fact, the U.S. Air Force is already testing it in planes. To build the service, SpaceX will have to launch up to eight Falcon 9 rockets filled with the
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Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin’s Dream Team to Land NASA Astronauts on the Moon

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos on Tuesday (Oct. 22) unveiled a “national team” for his company’s plan to land astronauts on the moon for NASA’s Artemis program, with three veteran aerospace companies joining the project. The U.S. companies Draper, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman will join Blue Origin’s bid to build a crewed lunar
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Where Do Black Holes Lead?

Space Mysteries: If you travel through a black hole, where do you go? So there you are, about to leap into a black hole. What could possibly await should — against all odds — you somehow survive? Where would you end up and what tantalizing tales would you be able to regale if you managed to
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U.S. Navy’s New Unmanned Refueling Drone Takes Flight

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray refueling drone, destined to be the first carrier-launched autonomous unmanned aircraft integrated into the service’s strike arm, took its first test flight from MidAmerica Airport in Illinois, Boeing announced Thursday. The two-hour flight, remotely controlled by Boeing pilots, tested the basic flight functions of the aircraft, a Boeing statement said.
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How to Feed a Mars Colony of 1 Million People

What might it take to feed a million people on Mars? Lab-grown meat, tunnel-grown crops and cricket farms, a new study finds. When it comes to plans for crewed missions to Mars, NASA typically assumes round trips with only brief stopovers on the Red Planet. However, commercial space companies have emerged with the goal of
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