There are valid criticisms of the commercial space industry. But let’s separate the criticisms of Bezos, Branson, and Musk from the remarkable achievements we are witnessing. Where the critics are wrong is in thinking last week’s Virgin Galactic launch and next week’s Blue Origin launch aren’t important and meaningful advances. I share your sense of urgency about social justice, democracy, climate change, public education, poverty eradication and higher wages. We can fix all of those things and still marv
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The 'potential silver lining' to a breakthrough COVID-19 infection
NASA is at risk of losing a foothold in orbit after the end of the International Space Station.Why it matters: Without an operating base in space, the agency's plan to shift from being a sole provider of services in orbit to becoming a customer of companies operating there is in jeopardy.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeNASA is hoping that instead of running its own space station, it will have the option to send its astronauts to
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After resolving multiple problems, Russian flight controllers cleared the way for Thursday's arrival of the new Nauka lab module.
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Where there's water, there could be life as we know it.
You may be surprised to learn that $1.7 million for Jeff Bezos is the same as $1 for the average American. With a net worth of $211.4 billion, according to Forbes Real-Time Billionaires List, he is...
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Covid cases have fallen for a sixth day in a row, despite scientists previously predicting that the number of infections could rise to a peak of up to 250,000. The daily reported infections for Monday were just 24,940, a drop of 14 per cent since Sunday and down 15,000 cases since the same time last week. Figures suggest all regions are now seeing declines, with big decreases in previously high areas such as the north east of England, where daily cases have fallen by two thirds since the peak on
NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars is about to collect its first rock sample from the Red Planet.Why it matters: The space agency wants to send a future mission to collect that sample and others Perseverance caches for a return to Earth where they can be analyzed by high-powered tools.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeDetails: Some of these samples are expected to be chosen because they may contain preserved signs of ancient life w
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The FAA set new rules concerning the Commercial Space Astronaut Wings Program as Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos flew to space last week.
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A sustainability analyst at KMPG re-analysed the data and found that, in a worst-case scenario, industrial civilisation could be on track to collapse within 20 years.
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The OFT-2 mission will send the uncrewed spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Reusable rocket startup iRocket has entered into a new partnership with NASA in its quest to reach commercialization in just two years. The partnership will give iRocket access to testing facilities and engineering support, chiefly at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Access to NASA facilities also means access to test stands — crucial infrastructure that provides controlled conditions for engine testing.
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Caribou Biosciences (NASDAQ: CRBU) filed its paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO) only days after Intellia's announcement. The company was co-founded by Jennifer Doudna, who shared the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool. Although she is not employed by the company, she still serves on its scientific advisory board.
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Those old enough to remember it describe the events of July 20 1969 as a moment of near-incomparable excitement, as a 38-year-old Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on to the Moon’s cratered surface, followed by co-engineer Buzz Aldrin. A further 10 astronauts walked on the Moon in the following three years, all of them American. Then, interest quickly waned: since 1972, nobody has returned. The American flag planted by Armstrong on that first visit is probably still there, think scie
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SPACE DANCE: A Russian cosmonaut films a module undocking from the International Space Station.
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After years of searching for elusive 'exomoons', astronomers have discovered a planetary nursery that looks to be forming several of them.
In today's top stories, Amazon's voice assistant can now answer to the name Ziggy. Also, Jeff Bezos makes an offer to get NASA astronauts to the moon, and the Ingenuity helicopter reaches a milestone on Mars.
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Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has penned an open letter to NASA in which he says his company will waive $2 billion in payments in return for a fixed-price lander contract.