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On Apr 17, 2020
@jeff_foust shared
RT @SpaceNews_Inc: FIRST UP | Soyuz crew greeted by smaller recovery team • Roper sounds alarm over space startups • NASA Human Landing System awards pushed back - https://t.co/zNPoBhodHZ https://t.co/pEXrFYjilp
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Hopefully Not Another Year-Long Mission

Hopefully Not Another Year-Long Mission

Meir and Skripochka spent 205 days in space while Morgan spent 272 days off the planet. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released a draft order Thursday authorizing Ligado's system, to be …

On Apr 17, 2020
@NASAKennedy shared
RT @NASA: LAUNCH UPDATE: Our first crewed @SpaceX mission with @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug is set for liftoff May 27 at 4:32pm ET from @NASAKennedy. @NASA_Astronauts will once again launch on American-made rockets from American soil. Get ready to #LaunchAmerica: https://t.co/kMRxVZ6KgE https://t.co/DZ0HJcwcDB
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NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Since 2011

NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Since 2011

Launch America - a partnership between NASA and private space companies – will help open the space above Earth to people besides government astronauts.

On Apr 17, 2020
@jeff_foust shared
RT @SpaceNews_Inc: Intelsat-901 satellite, with MEV-1 servicer attached, resumes service https://t.co/9nSqEMwcRU
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Intelsat-901 satellite, with MEV-1 servicer attached, resumes service

Intelsat-901 satellite, with MEV-1 servicer attached, resumes service

A 19-year-old Intelsat satellite resumed service April 2 after getting a new lease on life through Northrop Grumman’s MEV-1 satellite servicer, the companies announced Friday. 

On Apr 17, 2020
@jeff_foust shared
RT @SpaceNews_Inc: NASA is expected to announce awards for human lunar lander development later this month as two senators press NASA to stay the course on the use of commercial partnerships for those landers. https://t.co/CUm7Zv7QLT https://t.co/1BwgwhuRhB
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NASA human lunar lander awards expected in April

NASA human lunar lander awards expected in April

NASA is expected to announce awards for human lunar lander development later this month as two senators seek to retain the use of commercial partnerships.

On Apr 18, 2020
@PeterDiamandis shared
Tissues and organs grown from the astronauts' cells could be placed under the beam of a particle accelerator to see their reaction to simulated space radiation.https://t.co/DoGg37UJ1d
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Growing stem cells for deep space exploration

Growing stem cells for deep space exploration

Earth's magnetosphere protects us from the most harmful cosmic rays that bombard our planet but beyond this natural shield, astronauts are subjected to radiation that is a hundred times ...

On Apr 17, 2020
@spacecom shared
Space BD, Space Basil Sign MOU on Business Alliance Agreement for Kibo Access https://t.co/TprcsT2dtV via @spacecom
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Space BD, Space Basil Sign MOU on Business Alliance Agreement for Kibo Access

Space BD, Space Basil Sign MOU on Business Alliance Agreement for Kibo Access

TOKYO (Space BD PR) — Space BD Inc., one of the leading Japanese space startups who provides access to space using ISS Japanese module Kibo as well as piggyback capacity of its …

On Apr 20, 2020
@spacecom shared
Rubio, Blumenthal Urge NASA to Expand Partnerships With Private Sector to Support Lunar Exploration https://t.co/vnDDurrOYC via @spacecom
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Rubio, Blumenthal Urge NASA to Expand Partnerships With Private Sector to Support Lunar Exploration

Rubio, Blumenthal Urge NASA to Expand Partnerships With Private Sector to Support Lunar Exploration

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) urged NASA Administrator James Bridenstine to expand partnerships with the private sector to support the Artemis program …

On Apr 14, 2020
@jeff_foust shared
RT @RocketLab: Welcome to our newest customer, Synspective! We're thrilled to be launching the StriX-α synthetic aperture radar satellite as a dedicated mission on Electron this year. It will be the 1st in Synspective’s planned StriX constellation of around 25 SAR sats. https://t.co/aKg3RCMH9y https://t.co/iGiXVuS7Tt
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Rocket Lab to Launch Dedicated Mission for Japanese Space Industry Start-up Company Synspective

Rocket Lab to Launch Dedicated Mission for Japanese Space Industry Start-up Company Synspective

*Rocket Lab to Launch Dedicated Mission for Japanese Space Industry Start-up Company Synspective*