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Booz Allen Ventures invests in space tech startup Quindar

Booz Allen Ventures invests in space tech startup Quindar

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WASHINGTON — Booz Allen Hamilton, the U.S. defense and intelligence contractor, announced July 11 that its corporate venture capital arm, ...

Falcon Heavy Launches, GOES-U Heads for Geostationary Orbit

Falcon Heavy Launches, GOES-U Heads for Geostationary Orbit

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SpaceX’s tenth Falcon Heavy takes flight at 5:26 p.m. EDT Tuesday, carrying the GOES-U satellite towards geostationary orbit. Photo Credit: ...

NASA — The SLS (Space Launch System) Core Stage by…

NASA — The SLS (Space Launch System) Core Stage by…

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Our Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is coming together at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida this summer. Our ...

New study shows mysterious solar particle blasts can devastate the ozone layer, bathing Earth in radiation for years

New study shows mysterious solar particle blasts can devastate the ozone layer, bathing Earth in radiation for years

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This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Alan Cooper is ...

Crushed rocks and fertiliser switches can cut nitrous oxide from farms

Crushed rocks and fertiliser switches can cut nitrous oxide from farms

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Spreading rock dust on fields can sequester carbon and reduce nitrous oxide emissions SO-Photography/Alamy Stock Photo Spreading crushed basalt on ...

Japanese venture seeks to develop commercial space station module

Japanese venture seeks to develop commercial space station module

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TOKYO — A Japanese conglomerate has established a new subsidiary seeking to develop a module that could be installed on ...

“A Lot Higher at MECO”: Remembering the Shuttle’s First Pad Abort, 40 Years On

“A Lot Higher at MECO”: Remembering the Shuttle’s First Pad Abort, 40 Years On

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An ominous cloud of smoke billows away from Pad 39A in the seconds after a problematic Main Engine Start on ...

Are there more solar flares than expected during this solar cycle?

Are there more solar flares than expected during this solar cycle?

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Like the number of sunspots, the occurrence of solar flares follows the approximately 11-year solar cycle. But as the current ...

InSight reveals high meteoroid impact rate on Mars

InSight reveals high meteoroid impact rate on Mars

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39 Scientists have calculated the rate of meteoroid impacts on Mars using seismic measurements NASA’s retired InSight lander took during ...

Why did humans evolve big brains? A new idea bodes ill for our future

Why did humans evolve big brains? A new idea bodes ill for our future

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Nobody  doubts that Albert Einstein had a brilliant mind. But the Nobel prizewinner, famous for his theories of special and ...