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August 01, 2018

The delay comes one day after Defense One published details from a draft of the report, which was slated to go to Congress on Aug. 1. The draft says the Pentagon will in coming months create a combatant command for space warfighting, a joint office to buy new satellites and develop new technology, and a corps of space experts from across the military.

July 27, 2018

July 24, 2018 - Chairman Lamar Smith of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee gave remarks today at the Hudson Institute’s discussion of the New Era in Space. Smith’s remarks touched on the growing private sector presence in space and how the government can effectively collaborate with industry while spurring investment and innovation.

July 23, 2018

New Shepard can come down for a soft landing after launching into space, which is something Blue Origin has demoed in the past. Before anyone climbs aboard the crew capsule, the company wants to make sure they would be safe in the event of a rocket failure. That’s what this week’s test was all about. Blue Origin confirmed that the high-altitude escape system worked by simulating an anomaly in flight.

July 17, 2018

With its last shuttle flight seven years ago this month, NASA has been paying Russia up to $82 million a seat to ferry U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station. But that contract is up at the end of next year. "NASA is considering potential options, but it does not have a contingency plan for ensuring uninterrupted U.S. access,"...

June 25, 2018

A China-based cyber group is carrying out an extensive hacking campaign by targeting satellite, telecom and defense companies in the United States and Southeast Asia, a U.S. cybersecurity firm warned this week. The motive of the hacking group, known as "Thrip," is likely national cyber espionage, security researchers at Symantec Corp. said on Tuesday.

June 17, 2018

As Ride herself noted in her oral history at NASA, she became aware that after elementary school, “girls move away from science and math in numbers greater than boys do -- not because they’re not good at it and not because they’re not interested in it. This happens for a variety of reasons, most cultural or societal.”

June 12, 2018

The spacecraft will now begin preparations for a New Year's flyby encounter with the farthest planetary encounter in history.

May 09, 2018

When Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX were looking to make their Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, they came up with a creative idea -- keep the propellant at super-cold temperatures to shrink its size, allowing them to pack more of it into the tanks. But the approach comes with a major risk, according to some safety experts.

April 26, 2018

Space may be the final frontier, but it’s an expensive one to explore. There are ample problems with which to contend here on Earth, and that leads some people to wonder if space exploration is worth the hassle.

April 23, 2018

The satellite may be small, but it packs a major science punch. TESS is following in the footsteps of NASA's famed Kepler space telescope and is expected to surpass its predecessor in the number of exoplanets detected.  Over the course of its two-year mission, TESS will monitor the brightness of more than 200,000 stars, waiting to observe tiny dips in starlight known as transits.

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