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NASA May Turn Space Station Over to Private Sector

February 11, 2018 |

The space industry is buzzing with rumors that the White House plans to phase out funding for the International Space Station. Now the Washington Post and SpaceNews have gotten a look at a NASA document that fills in some of the details: The US would fund the ISS through 2024,…
Newser

Event space in Minneapolis offers deal for Eagles fans: ‘Have a free beer thrown at you’

January 29, 2018 |

At least one establishment in Minneapolis is willing to offer any incoming Eagles fans a couple of congratulatory drinks on the house — so long as they can be thrown directly into their Philadelphia-loving faces.
FOX News

White House Eyes End of Funding for Space Station

January 26, 2018 |

The Trump administration looks poised to deliver bad news to advocates of the International Space Station. The White House plans to end NASA’s funding for ISS by 2025, according to a draft 2019 budget proposal seen by the Verge . NASA supplies ISS with up to $ 4 billion annually, and the…
Newser

How John Young smuggled a corned-beef sandwich into space

January 15, 2018 |

While John Young, who died on Jan. 5 at age 87 , is famous for his Apollo 16 moonwalks and his role as commander of the first space shuttle mission, the NASA astronaut is also remembered for a small scandal he triggered with a sneaky act: smuggling a corned-beef sandwich into space.
FOX News

Air-Cargo Space Is Tight as Even Spaghetti Sauce Is in an ASAP Rush

January 10, 2018 |

Companies are shipping more items by plane to meet customers’ rising expectations for fast delivery, prompting a scramble for cargo space that has sent airfreight rates soaring and pushed Amazon into the airline business.
WSJ.com: US Business

New Prediction for When, Where Space Station Will Crash

January 4, 2018 |

A 9.6-ton Chinese space station will likely crash somewhere on Earth around March, according to a new prediction made Wednesday by Aerospace. And while that sounds terrifying, a member of the team behind the prediction tells the New York Times the Tiangong-1 “most probably will not harm anyone,” which…
Newser

Russia Suffers Embarrassing Pair of Space Mishaps

December 28, 2017 |

“The situation is being analyzed.” Such is the pronouncement from the Kremlin following a pair of embarrassing space-related mishaps. On Wednesday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin revealed that human error was responsible for the loss of a $ 45 million weather satellite called Meteor-M; the rocket carrying that satellite and…
Newser

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Heading to Space

December 15, 2017 |

Star Wars is so popular now you can’t even escape it by leaving the planet. The Verge reports astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon be able to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi , which opens here on Earth this Friday. “[I] can confirm the crew will be able…
Newser

After 900 hours in space, Robert Curbeam is now down to earth at Raytheon

November 26, 2017 |

Robert Curbeam, a retired U.S. Navy captain and former astronaut, now works as vice president and deputy of space systems at Raytheon Co.
L.A. Times – Business

Satellite on the fritz? Aerospace companies are building a geek squad of space robots

November 21, 2017 |

Hundreds of millions of dollars can go into the school bus-sized satellites that blast into orbit above Earth and provide services including broadband internet, broadcasting or military surveillance.

But if a part breaks or a satellite runs out of fuel, there’s no way to send help.

Commercial industry…


L.A. Times – Business