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SpaceX to start International Space Station cargo runs on October 7th, kick off routine private spaceflight

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SpaceX just put a date on when private space travel becomes a seemingly everyday affair: October 7th. That's when the company and NASA expect to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station delivering the first of a dozen cargo loads to the International Space Station...
SpaceX to start International Space Station cargo runs on October 7th, kick off routine private spaceflight

Space station snaps photo of robotic cargo craft

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Photo taken from the International Space Station shows the approach of European Space Agency's cargo spacecraft approaching for an automated docking and delivery of vital supplies. [Read more]...
Space station snaps photo of robotic cargo craft

Panasonic's UFO-style Bluetooth speaker invades Earth in July

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Portable Bluetooth speakers now come in all shapes and sizes, including one from Panasonic that looks like a mini spacecraft -- or a snack cake. [Read more]...
Panasonic's UFO-style Bluetooth speaker invades Earth in July

Intergalactic pulsar-based GPS, for accurate navigation between the stars

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At the next nebula, take a right. Here's a good one for you: When we eventually launch a spacecraft that's capable of exploring the Milky Way, how will we navigate between the stars? According to some German researchers at the Max Planck Institute, we'll use intergalactic pulsar-based GPS....
Intergalactic pulsar-based GPS, for accurate navigation between the stars

Planck spacecraft offers clues to age, origin of universe

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The Planck space mission has given scientists new information about the age, content and origin of the universe....
Planck spacecraft offers clues to age, origin of universe
How twin GRAILs use gravity to map the Moon's interior

Picture of the Day: Apollo 13's Doomed Spacecraft

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Picture of the Day: Apollo 13's Doomed Spacecraft

Liveblogging Apple's 'cash balance' conference call

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Apple's already told us exactly what to expect on this so-called 'cash balance' conference call, but what they hey -- we'll be liveblogging it just in case Appel slips in that "one more thing." You know, that "thing" about spending a few billion on an Apple-shaped spacecraft for kicks...
Liveblogging Apple's 'cash balance' conference call
SpaceX launches Falcon 9-R prototype with 'enough thrust to lift a skyscraper'

SpaceX Dragon thruster pods back online, continue on to space station

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The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has recovered from the ‘glitch’ it experienced this morning and is back on track to dock with the Space Station. “Pods 1 and 4 now online and thrusters engaged. Dragon transitioned from free drift to active control. Yes!!!” said SpaceX founder Elon Musk in a tweet....
SpaceX Dragon thruster pods back online, continue on to space station

Update: NASA, SpaceX launch Dragon but glitch delays power supply

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After a successful liftoff this morning, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is on its way to rendezvous with the International Space Station....
Update: NASA, SpaceX launch Dragon but glitch delays power supply

SpaceX test-fires its 'super' rocket engines (video)

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Spaceflight start-up, SpaceX, has been demonstrating the potency of its SuperDraco rockets, testing at its own facility over in Texas. The rockets will help land its Dragon spacecraft -- as demonstrated in a swish animation last year. They will also power emergency escape functions, something that will, according to...
SpaceX test-fires its 'super' rocket engines (video)
SpaceX Dragon takes flight

What Mars Would Look Like (If You Were Orbiting It)

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An astronaut's-eye view of the Red Planet We are familiar -- though not as familiar, of course, as we'd like to be -- with Mars. We know what the planet looks like from a distance. We know what it looks like from up close. But what about the space between?...
What Mars Would Look Like (If You Were Orbiting It)

Boeing CST-100 capsule could shuttle astronauts to ISS, shows off its innards in Colorado Springs

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With the Space Shuttle now officially grounded, NASA has been researching alternatives for ferrying astronauts from Earth to the International Space Station, orbiting some 230 miles above the planet. One such vehicle has made its way from Boeing's HQ to the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, where a...
Boeing CST-100 capsule could shuttle astronauts to ISS, shows off its innards in Colorado Springs

Liveblogging Apple's 'cash balance' conference call

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Apple's already told us exactly what to expect on this so-called 'cash balance' conference call, but what they hey -- we'll be liveblogging it just in case Appel slips in that "one more thing." You know, that "thing" about spending a few billion on an Apple-shaped spacecraft for kicks...
Liveblogging Apple's 'cash balance' conference call
NASA's new rover will study massive glaciers -- on earth

NASA finds new evidence of ice in Mercury's polar craters

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While the Mars Curiosity rover has garnered most of our space-gazing attention lately, another of NASA's spacecraft has made quite a momentous discovery on an entirely different planet. The Messenger space probe (which stands for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging) has found new evidence for ice on...
NASA finds new evidence of ice in Mercury's polar craters

NASA PhoneSat returns photos from orbit, reminds us of streaming circa 1998

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The launch of NASA's PhoneSat mission last year was loaded with promise: finally, proof that mobile technology could power nanosatellites and stick it to The Man. The photos have returned, and... well, Lockheed won't be scrapping its big satellites just yet. While we're impressed that the Nexus Ones onboard...
NASA PhoneSat returns photos from orbit, reminds us of streaming circa 1998

NASA's close call with Saturn hurricane leads to amazing imagery

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This amazing video shows images from Cassini, a spacecraft that’s orbited Saturn for nine years. A huge hurricane is the star of the show. With 300 mile per hour winds, the storm is the size of two Earths. Its eye alone is a massive 1,250 miles wide. Strangely, the...
NASA's close call with Saturn hurricane leads to amazing imagery

This week in Crave: The spaced-out edition

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When we weren't getting around this week via a personal multicopter or motorcycle fitted with spacecraft parts, we were monitoring a superhero/villain showdown and feeling bummed about our Nook Tablet. [Read more]...
This week in Crave: The spaced-out edition
SpaceX rocket blasts off, ‘new era’ of private spaceflight begins

Planets Defense - review

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Android, iPhone, iPad; Lightworks; £1.49Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewPlanets Defense is a game of solar system domination with no plot or scene setting, just you against the red spaceships. Your job is to mine resources, build and upgrade spacecraft and colonise new planets, while defending your bases....
Planets Defense - review

30 best Android apps this week

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Real Boxing, MessageMe, The Great Brain Experiment, Artkive, Doro Experience, Spacecraft 3D, Romans and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for Android smartphones and tablets.The selection covers apps released for the first time in the last seven days, as opposed to updates to older...
30 best Android apps this week

James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum

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Planetary Resources will reportedly announce later today that it's developing and selling low-cost spacecraft to mine asteroids close to the Earth. The space exploration and natural resources venture is led by X-Prize creator Peter Diamandis and NASA's former Mars chief, Eric Anderson -- with cash backing from James Cameron,...
James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum

Goodbye, cracked screens? Bezos, Amazon awarded patent for smartphone airbag

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Jeff Bezos Airbags aren’t just for cars anymore — they may be coming soon to a cell phone near you. We first reported the story about a patent for “a system and method for protecting devices from impact damage” invented by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon VP Greg Hart last year....
Goodbye, cracked screens? Bezos, Amazon awarded patent for smartphone airbag
50 years to orbit: Dream Chaser's crazy Cold War backstory

Bezos reports finding Apollo 11's F-1 engines deep in the Atlantic

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Jeff Bezos reported on his Bezos Expeditions website that one of his teams has located the engines from Apollo 11 at a depth of 14,000 feet, where they fell into the Atlantic on July 16, 1969. The F-1 engines are some of the largest rocket engines ever built. Weighing 18,500...
Bezos reports finding Apollo 11's F-1 engines deep in the Atlantic
China launching first manned space docking mission this month
Dragon spacecraft makes perfect splashdown
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