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Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California.

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  • NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it
    NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. More
  • Russia charging NASA $70 million per rocket seat
    NASA is blaming Congress for the need to pay $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space. More
  • U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list
    The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed. Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times. More
  • Police confiscate 4-foot, 2-pound marijuana joint
    California police confiscated a mammoth joint during a 4/20 pot rally on Saturday, reports the Los Angeles Times. As the paper notes, hundreds of UC Santa Cruz students gather each year for the event, and each year campus police confiscate things like bongs and dime bags. More
  • Why did the Soviets send dogs into space, and not monkeys?
    While the US chose monkeys for its space experiments, the USSR, after much chin-scratching, opted for dogs — but only strays could apply.
    11/27/2020 - 3:36 am | View Link
  • STEVE is smearing green 'streaks' across the sky, and nobody knows why
    STEVE event over New Zealand reveals the strange new feature that astronomers are calling "streaks." The mysterious, aurora-like phenomenon called STEVE just got a little weirder. If you don't know ...
    11/24/2020 - 10:33 pm | View Link
  • SpaceX edging closer to launching Starship from South Texas
    SpaceX’s Starship could blast off from it’s South Texas launch pad sometime next week according to the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, and documents filed with the Cameron County Court.
    11/24/2020 - 5:00 pm | View Link
  • SpaceX could send next-gen Starship rocket on its first big flight next week
    The era of short hops could be ending as Elon Musk's SN8 prototype for transporting Earthings to Mars and the moon plans to get serious air.
    11/24/2020 - 11:46 am | View Link
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts describe thrilling ride to orbit
    So it's been a whole bunch of emotions and honestly, I'm still processing it." Glover, commander Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi blasted off from the Kennedy ...
    11/19/2020 - 8:25 am | View Link
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