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SpinLaunch raises $40M for space catapult

A stealthy Silicon Valley startup called SpinLaunch says it’s raised a total of $40 million from a high-profile array of investors to get a space catapult system ready for launch by 2022. 153 more words

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Axiom offers space station vacations for $55M

How much would you pay for a 10-day stay in low Earth orbit? Houston-based Axiom Space has set a $55 million price point for trips that it says could begin as early as 2020. 110 more words

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Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space

Virgin Galactic sent its VSS Unity space plane skyward for a second supersonic rocket-powered test flight today, bringing the company one step closer toward reaching the space frontier. 90 more words

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Trump signs off on space deregulation directive

President Donald Trump has signed his administration’s second space policy directive, focusing on streamlining licensing procedures and turning the Commerce Department into a “one-stop shop” for commercial space companies. 145 more words

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SpaceX president sees satellites as next frontier

SpaceX is taking a commanding role in the rocket business — but Gwynne Shotwell, the company’s president and chief operating officer, expects the satellite business to be more lucrative. 202 more words

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Cygnus cargo ship launched to space station

Orbital ATK sent its robotic Cygnus cargo spaceship on its way to the International Space Station today, loaded up with more than 7,200 pounds of supplies, equipment and science experiments. 68 more words

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Computer aborts milestone SpaceX rocket launch

The anxiously awaited launch of the first of SpaceX’s “last” Falcon 9 rockets will have to wait at least one more day. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the company’s upgraded Block 5 model “will be the last major version of the Falcon 9” before it’s retired in favor of the  60 more words

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