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WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan are cooperating to advance shared interests in space, including accelerating NASA’s return to the Moon. At a joint press conference in Tokyo May 27 which included Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump mentioned cooperation in space exploration between Japan and the United States. “I am pleased to confirm that Prime Minister Abe and I have agreed...

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WASHINGTON – For the first time since the 1970s, the United States will be sending equipment to the surface of the Moon in 2020 and 2021, in anticipation of a crewed lunar mission in 2024. The U.S. space agency has chosen American firms Astrobotic, Intuitive Machines and Orbit Beyond to send instruments and other scientific equipment to the moon as part of the Artemis program.

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Most Advanced Mars Training Facility in ChinaCosts $373 million dollarsNamed Mars Base 1Geography as close to Mars as you can get on Earth Jinchang China – China unveiled a colossal Mars survival simulation base camp on in the Gobi desert of Jinchang, Northwest China’s Gansu Province. According to a project spokesperson, the simulation camp will become an astronaut training facility in...

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An international team of astronomers using the VIMOS instrument of ESO’s Very Large Telescope have uncovered a titanic structure in the early Universe. This galaxy proto-supercluster — which they nickname Hyperion — was unveiled by new measurements and a complex examination of archive data. This is the largest and most massive structure yet found at such a remote time and distance — merely 2...

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Oct. 15 Update: The cause of Chandra’s safe mode on October 10 has now been understood and the Operations team has successfully returned the spacecraft to its normal pointing mode. The safe mode was caused by a glitch in one of Chandra’s gyroscopes resulting in a 3-second period of bad data that in turn led the on-board computer to calculate an incorrect value for the spacecraft...

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With a short title of “/r/HelloInternet reckoned you’d like this: a ‘Space Force’ seal concept”, reddit user karanut made it to the front page by creating a beautiful seal for the United States Space Force. The United States Space Force (USSF) is a proposed sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces intended to have control over military operations in outer space.

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Two years ago, we touched on some ambitious efforts to reach Mars. Notably, we reported on the astonishing undertaking of Mars One, a Dutch nonprofit that for years has been talking about developing a colony on the Red Planet. We also noted how English business magnate Sir Richard Branson founded Virgin Galactic Airlines in 2004. The company plans to offer commercial spaceflights for a measly $200...

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2018 — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) plans to test tire components in space as part of a project in the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, through an experiment expected to launch later this year. In the microgravity environment of the space station, Goodyear will study the formation of silica particles...

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TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23, 2018 — Gooper Hermetic Ltd was chosen by Canada’s Thin Red Line Aerospace to provide key technology for a NASA project requiring the highest performance, resealable gas- and liquid-tight closure. The Thin Red Line advanced research project seeks to develop critical containment technology for future NASA deep space missions. Gooper Hermetic’.

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WASHINGTON, July 20, 2018 — Visitors to AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 can get a close look at the latest in NASA aerospace technology during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual airshow Monday, July 23, through Sunday, July 29, at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The NASA Exhibit Pavilion, located in Aviation Gateway Park, will be packed with exciting interactive...

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