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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,…
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.
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…
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.
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
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…
“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…
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…
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
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.