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SpaceX wins bid to fly classified military satellite on Falcon Heavy

SpaceX has won a $130 million contract to send a classified Air Force satellite to space on its monster Falcon Heavy rocket. The satellite, known as AFSPC-52, is scheduled to launch ...

21 hours ago from The Verge

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Tracking System Glitch Delays Rocket Lab's 1st Commercial Electron Launch

The private spaceflight company Rocket Lab called off the commercial launch debut of Electron rocket in New Zealand early Saturday (June 23) due to an issue with a tracking dish.

12 hours ago from

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NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps Speaks About Her Puzzling Removal from Space Mission

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps still doesn't know why she was removed from her first assignment to go to space.

21 hours ago from

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This Video Game Lets You Explore Mars' Actual Surface

Alan Chan grew up thinking humans would be living in space and exploring Mars by now. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Instead, he decided to explore space on his own by creating a video ...

Thu 21 Jun 18 from Discover Magazine

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Buzz Aldrin returns to Twitter, sues his son and former manager

“I told him to finish well. He doesn’t listen at all.”

16 hours ago from Ars Technica

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Rosetta image archive complete

All high-resolution images and the underpinning data from Rosetta's pioneering mission at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko are now available in ESA's archives, with the last release including ...

Fri 22 Jun 18 from

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NASA unveils stunning 'blue dune' image seen on Mars

Mars may be known as the Red Planet, but it's a "blue dune" image NASA has released that's got everyone talking.

Fri 22 Jun 18 from FOXNews

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NASA releases US asteroid strike preparedness plan

The chances of a large asteroid striking the Earth are remote, but because the consequences of such an impact are potentially catastrophic, NASA takes the possibility very seriously. ...

Wed 20 Jun 18 from Gizmag

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Mars mystery revealed as massive volcanic deposit

Rock formation is the largest yet found in the solar system. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 20 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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