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SpaceX launches first Dragon crew capsule into space

SpaceX launches first Dragon crew capsule into space

In 2014, the USA space agency awarded contracts to SpaceX and Boeing to take over the task of ferrying astronauts to the space station. The launch is a milestone for Elon Musk's space company and ...

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Boeing engineers will become familiar faces to NASA astronauts on Starliner spacecraft

Boeing engineers will become familiar faces to NASA astronauts on Starliner spacecraft

America's newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX . After takeoff, the spaceship will head for the ISS where it w...

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Is it OK to still have children?'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Is it OK to still have children?'

After Dick Durbin, the second-highest ranking Democrat in the Senate, read through the Green New Deal on Wednesday, he reportedly asked , "What in the heck is this?" When the students told her ...

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The first privately funded mission to the moon begins its loooong journey

The first privately funded mission to the moon begins its loooong journey

That touchdown try won't take place until April 11 . Bad weather threatened the recovery of the first-stage booster, but after 8-and-a-half minutes following launch, the booster successfully landed...

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Watch SpaceX Launch the First Private Lunar Lander Mission

The 1,290-pound (585-kilogram) spacecraft was built by Israeli nonprofit space venture SpaceIL and state-owned defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) with $100 million furnished ne...

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Biggest supermoon of 2019 to shine on Chinese Lantern Festival

Biggest supermoon of 2019 to shine on Chinese Lantern Festival

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac , on february 19, around 10:53 a.m. EST is the time when the Moon will be closest to the Earth. On Tuesday, full moon will occur in the daytime at 10:54 a.m...

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The First Seeds on the Moon Are Sprouting

The First Seeds on the Moon Are Sprouting

The biosphere was also equipped with water, soil, air, two small cameras and a heat control system, said Xie Gengxin of Chongqing University , the experiment's lead designer. Reports from China in...

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Chinese cotton seed sprouts on moon

Chinese cotton seed sprouts on moon

On Tuesday, Chinese media reported that one of the cotton seeds aboard the Chang'e 4 lunar lander sprouted, marking the first time that any biological matter has ever grown on the moon. The experime...

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Brazil's new president doubts prospect of Embraer-Boeing merger

Brazil's new president doubts prospect of Embraer-Boeing merger

He called Bolsonaro's decision alarming and said it may put the future of the Amazon rain forest in jeopardy. USA officials haven't made any recent public statements calling for a base in Brazil. ...

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The odd world of NASA spacecraft target 'Ultima Thule'

The odd world of NASA spacecraft target 'Ultima Thule'

Ultima Thule has a mottled appearance the colour of light brick. Planetary scientists have now nicknamed the two lobes, giving the name Ultima to the larger one and Thule to the smaller one. To the...

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After incredible Mars touchdown, InSight sends back its first photos

After incredible Mars touchdown, InSight sends back its first photos

The two satellites not only transmitted the good news in nearly real time, they also sent back InSight's first snapshot of Mars just 4½ minutes after landing. That's why scientists chose Elysium Plani...

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Keystone XL pipeline faces new legal roadblock

Keystone XL pipeline faces new legal roadblock

TransCanada Corp.'s long-troubled Keystone XL oil pipeline project hit another roadblock as a U.S. District Court in Montana ruled it must wait for a further environmental review. Morris said the g...

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Brazilian President-elect aims at 'super ministry' amid protests

Brazilian President-elect aims at 'super ministry' amid protests

Brazil is already the deadliest country in the world in which to defend your land, with at least 57 people murdered past year, 25 of them in three massacres. - that according to him "share our worldvi...

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Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still not threat to land

Hurricane Oscar gains strength but still not threat to land

A cyclone is a closed-circulation rotating storm that depending on its wind-speed intensity is classified, from weakest to strongest, as a tropical depression, tropical storm or hurricane. The storm i...

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NOAA predicts a warmer, wetter California winter due to weak El Niño

NOAA predicts a warmer, wetter California winter due to weak El Niño

For the rest of the country this winter, no place in the United States is expected to be colder than normal, said Mike Halpert , deputy director of the governments Climate Prediction Center . The so...

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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Awarded Lucrative Military Contract

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Awarded Lucrative Military Contract

Unlike the Atlas V rocket that the company now uses, the new rocket will uses engines made in the United States. Currently, ULA and SpaceX are the only launch providers for national security paylo...

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Hurricane Michael takes aim at 300-mile Gulf Coast target

Hurricane Michael takes aim at 300-mile Gulf Coast target

The storm, now about 395 miles south of Panama City, was moving north-northwest at 12 mph. Michael continues to overcome high shear, which would typically hinder hurricane development, yet the tenac...

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SpaceX to launch and land Falcon 9 rocket from Southern California

After it separated from the second stage, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket arrested its forward movement, and began falling back toward Earth. Now standing just ~1400 feet away from the SLC-4E p...

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Astronomers uncover moon orbiting a gas-giant planet 8,000 light-years away

Astronomers uncover moon orbiting a gas-giant planet 8,000 light-years away

What popped out was a planet called Kepler-1625b, a Jupiter-sized world that orbits a star around 8,000 light-years away. Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system, a ga...

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Storm may become tropical depression in coming days, hurricane center says

Storm may become tropical depression in coming days, hurricane center says

Michaels is the next name up. Winds were forecast to drop in intensity as the system tracks northeast over Alabama, Georgia and SC, reaching North Carolina by Thursday. By mid-week our attention wil...

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Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel

Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in the United States won half of the 2018 prize for inventing " optical tweezers " while Strickland shares the remainder with Frenchman Gerard Mourou, who also has U...

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Experts keep watch on beluga whale spotted off Gravesend

Experts keep watch on beluga whale spotted off Gravesend

The animal welfare group RSPCA said Wednesday the whale is "able to move fast in the water and dive". It is not clear why the whale, usually found in the Arctic, came to be in the River Thames but ...

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SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

Maezawa hasn't selected which artists will join him on the four to five-day journey, which will send his craft around the Moon and back to Earth. Toward the end of the event, a reporter in the room ...

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California to launch its own climate satellite in response to Trump

California to launch its own climate satellite in response to Trump

It was organized by California Gov. At the climate action summit, 21 companies announced the Step Up Declaration, a new alliance dedicated to harnessing the power of emerging technologies and the fo...

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SpaceX close to announcing 1st private moon flight passenger

SpaceX close to announcing 1st private moon flight passenger

He has accused, without proof, one of the cave divers who participated in the rescue of a Thai youth football team of being a paedophile. He continued: "Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the moo...

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