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09.30.13
SpaceX launches new Falcon 9 rocket with 60 percent stronger engines (video)
09.30.13

SpaceX launches new Falcon 9 rocket with 60 percent stronger engines (video)

While most of the news about SpaceX has surrounded the Grasshopper lately, the firm has been plugg...

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09.05.13
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes its second test flight (video)
09.05.13

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes its second test flight (video)

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo might not have the flashiest name, but a lack of nominal originalit...

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08.03.13
John Carmack says Armadillo Aerospace is in 'hibernation' following setbacks
08.03.13

John Carmack says Armadillo Aerospace is in 'hibernation' following setbacks

Armadillo Aerospace was once at the forefront of efforts to foster private spaceflight, but it has...

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07.06.13
SpaceX shows off new nav gear with latest Grasshopper rocket launch-and-landing (video)
07.06.13

SpaceX shows off new nav gear with latest Grasshopper rocket launch-and-landing (video)

We've been watching as the SpaceX Grasshopper's leap has grown higher and higher with each success...

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06.18.13
NASA picks eight astronaut trainees that may go to asteroids and Mars (video)
06.18.13

NASA picks eight astronaut trainees that may go to asteroids and Mars (video)

If you like space exploration, you'll want to get used to these eight faces -- odds are that you'l...

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05.07.13
SpaceX inks lease with Spaceport America, will push reusable rocket higher
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SpaceX inks lease with Spaceport America, will push reusable rocket higher

Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic crew will soon have a new neighbor at Spaceport America,...

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04.23.13
SpaceX's Grasshopper VTOL rocket triples its previous best with 840-foot hop (video)
04.23.13

SpaceX's Grasshopper VTOL rocket triples its previous best with 840-foot hop (video)

If it were in Aesop's fable, SpaceX's Grasshopper would probably be the ant instead, as the reusab...

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03.26.13
AIA crowdfunds a space program ad that would run in front of Star Trek (video)
03.26.13

AIA crowdfunds a space program ad that would run in front of Star Trek (video)

As a federal agency, NASA can't run commercials -- a problem both for rallying broader public supp...

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03.03.13
Inspiration Mars ship using human waste as a radiation shield: no really, it's fine
03.03.13

Inspiration Mars ship using human waste as a radiation shield: no really, it's fine

Dennis Tito is planning an ambitious private flyby of Mars for 2018 that will carry all kinds of l...

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