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Chinese crew launches to the new space station — including station’s first woman

Chinese crew launches to the new space station – Three astronauts blasted off for China’s longest-ever stay in space this week. They will live on China’s new space station, Tianhe, for six months, during which time they’ll perform spacewalks from the station’s core module. The three include Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu, as well as […]

October 17, 2021
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Bezos’ Fabulous Phallus Is Really a Blast From the Past

Bezos – OK, Jeff Bezos, yours is definitely bigger. A lot bigger. It’s hard to imagine a more phallic instrument than the BlueOrigin rocket with its fully aroused glans bearing at its tip the capsule that finally ejaculated into space. Not to mention that roaring plume of fire at lift-off. This was definitely more stimulating […]

September 2, 2021
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Virgin Galactic falls as billionaire Branson sells stake worth $300 million

Reuters ~Virgin Galactic falls~ Shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc (SPCE.N) fell nearly 3% on Friday after its founder and British billionaire Richard Branson sold a portion of his stake for nearly $300 million. Branson sold more than 10 million shares between Aug. 10 and 12, according to a regulatory filing from late Thursday. The […]

August 13, 2021
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Richard Branson sells $300 million in Virgin Galactic stock after rocket ride

CBS news ~Richard Branson sells $300 million in Virgin Galactic stock after rocket ride~ Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson sold more than 10 million shares of his space-tourism company earlier this week, just one month after enjoying his own personal, televised suborbital rocket ride viewed by millions of people on planet Earth. Branson began selling […]

August 13, 2021
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NASA Says an Asteroid Will Have a Close Brush With Earth. But Not Until the 2100s.

NYTimes ~NASA Says an Asteroid Will Have a Close Brush With Earth~ Scientists have improved their forecast of the orbital path of Bennu, a space rock the size of the Empire State Building that was visited by the OSIRIS-REX spacecraft. An asteroid the size of the Empire State Building has a slight chance of hitting […]

August 11, 2021
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Astronauts preparing for another spacewalk

ChinaDaily ~Astronauts preparing for another spacewalk~Chinese astronauts on board the core module of the Tiangong space station are preparing for the next extravehicular activity, or spacewalk, according to a mission insider. “They have carried out a host of scientific experiments, technological tests and engineering tasks in accordance with mission schedules,” a mission controller at the […]

August 5, 2021
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Streaming space tourism is the new reality TV

VOX ~Streaming space tourism is the new reality TV~ When SpaceX launches its first all-civilian crew into space later this fall and takes a multi-day trip circling the Earth, humanity can follow along online thanks to an exclusive documentary deal Netflix sealed with Elon Musk’s private space company. The first two installments of the five-episode […]

August 4, 2021
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Government denies Bezos’ protest of NASA awarding lunar lander contract to Musk’s SpaceX

CNBC ~SpaceX~ The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Friday denied protests from companies affiliated with Jeff Bezos that NASA wrongly awarded a lucrative astronaut lunar lander contract solely to Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The complaints were filed by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Leidos’ subsidiary Dynetics. “NASA did not violate procurement law or regulation when it […]

August 2, 2021
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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has flown a total of one mile on Mars

Engadget ~NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has flown a total of one mile on Mars~ NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter just marked an important milestone. Space.com reports that Ingenuity crossed the one-mile mark for total distance flown with its 10th flight on July 24th, when it traveled over the Jezero Crater’s “Raised Ridges” area. That may not sound […]

July 25, 2021
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Bezos and crewmates prepare for inaugural Blue Origin space flight

Reuters ~Bezos and crewmates prepare for inaugural Blue Origin space flight~ Billionaire American businessman Jeff Bezos and his three crewmates are engaging in a crash course of training on Sunday in preparation for his company Blue Origin’s inaugural flight to the edge of space planned for Tuesday. The suborbital launch from a site in the […]

July 18, 2021
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