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Failure To Launch: How New Mexico Is Paying For Richard Branson's Space Tourism Fantasy

One of the poorest states in the nation has invested nearly a quarter of a billion dollars and 10 years in creating a hub for Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic. 25 more words

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'Seat 14C' tales imagine 20-year time warp

Imagine you’re a passenger on a jet that mysteriously time warps to the year 2037: That’s what a team of world-class science-fiction writers did for  131 more words

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XPRIZE recruits all-star science fiction team

The non-profit XPRIZE foundation has recruited an all-star lineup of science fiction masters, including Seattle authors, to help create a series of fictional “road maps” for future innovations – and the first project, focusing on air travel, is already waiting in the wings. 93 more words

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A Japanese Startup Will Try to Land on the Moon Next Year

Image: Group Hakuto/ispace Inc

Going to the Moon is formally hip once again, thanks in no little part to Google, which is using $20million to the very first personal business that can arrive at our closest next-door neighbor, roll around a bit, and beam images back to Earth. 28 more words