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SpaceX’s first crewed mission to the ISS is scrubbed for today

We came this close to ushering in a new era of American spaceflight, one that combines the experience and capabilities of both private and public aerospace programs. But the weather simply wouldn’t cooperate. At roughly T-16 minutes, NASA scrubbed Wednesday’s SpaceX Falcon 9 launch that would have carried veteran astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley …

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US Senators propose giving $2 billion to healthcare facilities for broadband

Sponsored Links simpson33 via Getty Images At the start of April, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced the Healthcare Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act. The bill proposed to increase telehealth funding in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The legislation seems to be moving forward now that a group led by Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) …

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NASA’s human spaceflight lead resigns days before Crew Dragon launch

Sponsored Links NASA/Josh Valcarcel NASA’s return to US-based crew launches will take place under less-than-ideal circumstances. The agency has revealed that its associate administrator for human exploration, Doug Loverro, has resigned as of May 18th — nine days before Crew Dragon’s first voyage with humans aboard. He’s also leaving less than half a year after …

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An electric dragster has passed 200MPH for the first time

Sponsored Links Steve Huff Serious drag racing is becoming a bit kinder to the environment, as the first four-wheel all-electric dragster has completed a 200MPH pass for the first time ever. Driven by drag enthusiast Steve Huff, his car — aptly named “Current Technology” — set a trap speed of 201MPH at the Tucson Dragway …

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NASA’s Artemis Accords lay out some rules for joint space exploration

Sponsored Links NASA NASA knows that it will have to work with foreign space agencies and private companies to establish human presence on the Moon. That’s why it has introduced a set of guidelines called the “Artemis Accords” for organizations who want to take part in the Artemis program, which aims to land the first …

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This 3D-printed foam expands up to 40 times its original size

Sponsored Links UC San Diego Until now, the size of 3D-printed objects has been limited by the size of 3D printers. In most cases, in order to produce large items used in, say, aerospace, manufactures have had to fasten, weld or glue smaller 3D-printed substructures together. But that might change soon. A team from UC …

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China’s next-generation crew spacecraft sticks its test mission landing

Sponsored Links STR via Getty Images After it launched on Tuesday and nailed a series of maneuvers, China’s future crewed spacecraft has made a successful desert touchdown. Built by China’s main space contractor, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC), the uncrewed prototype will ferry astronauts to China’s future space station and, eventually, the …

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Facebook’s oversight board includes journalists, lawyers and activists

Sponsored Links Facebook Facebook has shared the names of the first 20 members of its content oversight board. Initially announced in 2018, the organization will oversee moderation disputes across the company’s various social media platforms. Today the first Members of the Oversight Board were announced. Learn more on our blog about how our Members will bring …

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