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NASA Extends Contract for Commercialization of Low-Earth Orbit

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NASA has extended a contract to companies around the United States to provide spaceflight hardware, software, and mission integration and operations services on a commercial basis for the agency’s International Space Station Program in support of the commercialization of low-Earth orbit. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News......

Space start-up Varda, founded by SpaceX and Founders Fund veterans, aims to build factories in orbit

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Varda co-founders Delian Asparouhov, left, and Will Bruey. Varda Space Industries Varda Space Industries, a start-up founded less than a year ago by a pair with experience at Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, has now raised more......

As Astronauts Dock, China Takes Up Long-Term Residence in Orbit

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Three Chinese astronauts docked with the country’s still-under-construction space station on Thursday, beginning what their government expects will be a decade or more of continuous presence by Chinese astronauts in Earth’s orbit. Six hours and 32 minutes after......

Legendary NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson eyes return to space through private mission

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Legendary NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson eyes return to space through private mission – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Retired NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has spent more time in space than any American in history. Now she’s planning a trip......

SpaceX Crew-2 reaches orbit, with Elon Musk’s company launching 10 astronauts in under a year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew-2 mission astronauts, lifts off from launch complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 23, 2021. GREGG NEWTON | AFP | Getty Images SpaceX launched another group of astronauts......

Niyo: After gut-punch loss to Illinois, sky-high Wolverines brought back into orbit

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Now we’ll wait to see how the Wolverines respond, because part of what made Tuesday’s result so uncomfortable was just how unusual all of this felt        Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main......

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit successfully blasts satellites into space after failed first attempt

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, with a rocket under the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner, takes off for a key drop test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites from Mojave, California, July 10, 2019. Mike Blake | Reuters......

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