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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 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
  • Partnering in India's space leap: Space start-ups give flight to their dreams
    Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) helped develop the industry for rockets ... large satellites but small and nanosatellites along with a rising demand for miniaturisation and constellations, this ...
    10/20/2019 - 10:20 pm | View Link
  • Astronauts Debut Mission Patch for SpaceX Dragon Crewed Flight Test
    mission to the International Space Station — including another series of parachute trials and an in-flight abort test — the debut of the crew's mission patch offered a sign that they were at least one ...
    10/16/2019 - 5:49 am | View Link
  • VIDEO OF THE DAY: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Key Milestone
    NASA’s journey on terra firma is not done. (NASA Goddard Video) (NASA) –The most powerful and complex space science telescope ever created by humankind is one step closer to launch. As seen in a new ...
    10/13/2019 - 5:10 pm | View Link
  • NASA engineer invents physics-breaking new space engine
    The objective of this paper is to introduce and examine a unique engine that uses a closed-cycle propellant." Space travel one step closer Luxury space hotel to orbit the Earth Space travel sounds fun ...
    10/13/2019 - 1:35 pm | View Link
  • An Airship for Exploring Venus? Russia Might Get There First
    As of today, the Russian space program is closer to accomplishing this than NASA is. In theory, Venera-D could launch as soon as 2026. But space mission funding is problematic in Russia, as it is in ...
    10/11/2019 - 9:57 am | View Link
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