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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Russia, a leading producer of natural resources, plans to join Luxembourg in mining for minerals in outer space, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Wednesday. Space mining has been the realm of science fiction, but a handful of firms and governments are pursuing the idea of making it a reality.
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To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES The C-Band Alliance’s head of advocacy and government relations Preston Padden left the organization Tuesday after less than six months in the position. Padden cited difficulty balancing work in D.C. when his family and residence are located in
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How has natural selection changed in the modern era? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Israel Ramirez, Biopsychologist, on Quora: There’s no way to stop natural selection. It’s is going on right now in people. This chart
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Toyota is teaming up with Japan’s space agency on a planned mission to the Moon, with the Japanese auto giant expected to develop a lunar rover, officials and local media said Wednesday. It will be the car manufacturer’s first full-fledged entry into space exploration, after the company jointly developed a small robot sent to the
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WASHINGTON — The director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center said March 5 that the agency is “reassessing” the 2020 launch date for the first flight of its Space Launch System, suggesting that the mission may face further delays. During a question-and-answer session at a Space Transportation Association luncheon here, Jody Singer said the launch
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Blue Origin’s founder explains how New Shepard and New Glenn enable humanity’s future in the solar system This article originally appeared in the Feb. 25, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Jeff Bezos is not a man of little dreams. The world’s richest person, with an estimated net worth of more than $130 billion, is spending
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WASHINGTON — The new acting administrator of NOAA and the retiring head of NASA’s Earth sciences division praised the potential of commercial satellite data purchases to augment their own satellite systems. At a Feb. 26 hearing of the commerce, justice and science subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on climate change, Neil Jacobs, the assistant
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Two big eyes lock onto the animal it hopes to have in its jaws soon. There is an explosion of movement as the predator pursues their prey, with both performing acrobatic feats that would be graceful were it not for this being a life-or-death battle. With a well-timed CHOMP! the animal claims their prize and
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Sixty-seven million light-years away, a galaxy is blowing enormous bubbles. We know what they are. Known as nuclear superbubbles, the structures are likely created by the supermassive black hole in the galaxy’s centre. Now, thanks to new data, we know something incredible is occurring inside them. Observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory of spiral galaxy
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The demonstration mission of SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon capsule successfully docked Sunday on the International Space Station, passing a key test before it can begin taking US astronauts into space. The docking of the capsule, which has only a dummy on board, was concluded at 1051 GMT, nearly 250 miles (400 kilometres) over the surface
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The world is getting dangerously hot. Storms have been ferocious. Whole land masses are disappearing. Have you noticed this incredibly bad weather of late? Not fully, scientists say. New research demonstrates a terrifying adaptability of 21st century human beings: in the face of unprecedented climate change, we are normalising the weather temperatures, and not realising
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