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SpaceX Launches Astronaut Crew Like No Other on Orbital Adventure

New York Times
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — A SpaceX rocket lifted off on Wednesday night from a launchpad here, carrying four Americans on an adventure to orbit the Earth for three days that will be like no other. None of the crew works for NASA. The mission, known as Inspiration4, is the......

Texas town honors astronaut Wally Funk after her triumphant journey into space

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Texas town honors astronaut Wally Funk after her triumphant journey into space – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Wally Funk gets an honorary welcome in Grapevine, Texas, after returning from her journey into space last month. Doug Dunbar, of......

Branson’s impact on commercial space race will be huge, says former NASA astronaut

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Retired NASA astronaut Nicole Stott told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that Virgin Galactic‘s successful first fully crewed test flight into suborbital space Sunday will have a big impact on the commercial space race.  “I think it’s going to......

China completes another part of its own space station paving the way for astronauts to live there

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Long March-7 Y3 carrier rocket carrying the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft blasts off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on May 29, 2021 in Wenchang, Hainan Province of China. Yuan Chen | VCG | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — China......

Michael Collins, the ‘forgotten’ astronaut of Apollo 11, dies at 90

Reuters
American astronaut Michael Collins, who as pilot of the Apollo 11 command module stayed behind on July 20, 1969, while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin traveled to the lunar surface to become the first humans to walk on the moon, died on Wednesday at age 90, his family said. A......

Bezos’ Blue Origin protests NASA awarding astronaut lunar lander contract to Musk’s SpaceX

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Getty Images Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office against NASA on Monday, challenging the space agency’s award of a nearly $3 billion moon lander contract to Elon Musk’s SpaceX......

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Return Safely to Earth

NASA
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, returned to Earth on Saturday, following six months living and working aboard the International Space Station. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – For Free Stock Photos –......

SpaceX reportedly beats Bezos’ Blue Origin in NASA contest to build astronaut lunar lander

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SpaceX CEO Elon Musk raises his arms in celebration beneath a Starship rocket prototype under construction in Boca Chica, Texas. Steve Jurvetson on flickr Elon Musk’s SpaceX beat out teams led by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Leidos subsidiary Dynetics......

UAE selects first Arab woman for astronaut training

Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates has selected the first Arab woman to train as an astronaut, as the Gulf country rapidly expands into the space sector to diversify its economy. Emirati national Nora al-Matrooshi, a 27-year-old mechanical engineering graduate currently working at Abu Dhabi’s National Petroleum Construction Company,......

Former astronaut mulling Senate run in North Carolina

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here A former NASA astronaut and engineer, Higginbotham logged more than 300 hours in space, according to a biography on NASA’s website, before retiring from the agency in 2007. She’s held multiple private-sector roles since departing NASA, and is currently director......

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