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SpaceX looks to future with new pad, USAF contract, and boost for Falcon

May 5, 2016

Following a banner week for what was once the new kid on the block, SpaceX has secured a coveted US Air Force launch contract in the same week…

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SpaceX scores a hat trick with three major announcements in a single week.

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Trump Praises NASA, But Dodges Funding Questions in Aerospace America Q&A

May 5, 2016

Learn what Donald Trump thinks about NASA’s space program, as well as Bernie Sanders’ viewpoint, based on responses they made to questions posed by AIAA’s Aerospace America magazine.

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Donald Trump indicates he considers fixing potholes more important than space exploration.

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SpaceX plans to debut Red Dragon with 2018 Mars mission | NASASpaceFlight.com

May 5, 2016

SpaceX has entered into an agreement with NASA for a Dragon mission to Mars, set to take place as early as 2018. Known as “Red Dragon”, the variant of the

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NASA cooperates with SpaceX plan to land a Red Dragon on Mars in 2018.

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US engineers inspecting all Russian RD-180 engines amid determined anomaly

May 5, 2016

Moscow (Sputnik) May 04, 2016 US rocket engineers are currently checking all Russian-made RD-180 engines following the determined anomaly that caused premature booster shutdown in the March 22 launch of the Cygnus spacecraft, United Launch Alliance…

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Premature shutdown of first stage of Cygnus launch vehicle attributed to valve on Russian RD-180 engine.

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Three Earth-sized planets

May 5, 2016

San Diego CA (SPX) May 04, 2016 An international team of astronomers composed of UC San Diego astrophysicists has discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting near the “habitable zone” of an ultracool dwarf star, the first planets ever discovered…

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A nearby solar system has three planets very nearly the same size as Earth.

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Will SpaceX Get People to Mars Before NASA?

May 4, 2016

Will the first astronaut on Mars work for SpaceX or NASA — or both?

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NASA could save a lot of taxpayer money by just buying rides to Mars from SpaceX.

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SpaceX Falcon rockets get payload capacity boost

May 2, 2016

It seems the SpaceX project was a bit conservative with its payload predictions for the Falcon spacecraft. Updates to the capabilities of the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy published online have revealed the rockets will be able to carry much larger payloads than first thought.

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SpaceX has upgraded the lift ratings of its Falcon rockets by a BIG margin

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