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Year in Space Put US Astronaut's Disease Defenses on Alert 

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared with those of his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.    Scientists don't know if the changes were good or bad, but results from a unique NASA twins study are raising new questions for doctors as ...

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NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid programme delays

NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co.

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NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid program delays

NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further ...

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NASA twin astronauts study finds no flashing red lights for long spaceflight

Spaceflight changes gene expression and poses a radiation hazard, but NASA sees no showstoppers as it dreams of a Mars mission.

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Rocket League's cross-platform party system arrives February 19th

Rocket League is one of a select few games to offer full cross-platform play after Sony loosened up some of its restrictions. While PS4 ...

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Grammy winner Brandi Carlile: I had a 'gay girl crush' on Elton John

A book report lead to Brandi Carlile being fascinated by a certain Rocket Man. (Feb. 12)        

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After Math: Get outta my dreams, get into my rocket ship

Jeff Bezos has been trying to get biz-ay. And failing spectacularly at it. The Amazon CEO is accusing the National Enquirer of "extortion and blackmail" after pictures of his dink somehow ended up in the tabloid's hands. But ...

Guardians of the Galaxy news: Oreo, raccoon who inspired Rocket, dies - CNET

Rocket's real-life counterpart walked the red carpet, visited hospice patients and was "perfect."

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Trump announces Hanoi for second Kim summit, predicts North Korea will build ‘Powerhouse’ economy

President Trump, who used to mock Kim Jong Un as “Little Rocket Man,” tweeted Friday that North Korea “will become a different kind of Rocket - an Economic one!”

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Take a look at the world's largest 3D-printed rocket engine

It's a long way from taking on Blue Origin or SpaceX, but UK startup Orbex is confident enough to show off its Prime Rocket's ...

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Elon Musk shares footage of SpaceX's latest Mars rocket test

Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to celebrate the first-test fire of the SpaceX Raptor flight engine, which will be used on its next-gen ...

BAE awarded $225M for APKWS kits rocket upgrades

BAE Systems was awarded a $225 million contract for system kits used to turn unguided rockets into laser guided rockets for the U.S. military, Nigeria and the Netherlands.

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SpaceX postpones first Crew Dragon flight until March 2nd

SpaceX and NASA have set a new target date for the Crew Dragon's first test flight: March 2nd. The capsule was supposed to blast off on top of a Falcon 9 rocket and head to the ISS for the first time on January 7th, but the partners rescheduled it tw...

NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2

The Crew Dragon and Starliner spacecraft are the centerpieces of NASA's drive to resume launching U.S. astronauts aboard U.S. rockets from U.S. soil

Leaky space toilet forces ISS crew into cleanup operation - CNET

Nearly 10 liters of water leaked as astronauts installed a new enclosure.

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What happens when an astronaut gets sick in space?

More than half of astronauts get sick when they first get to the ISS, so NASA designed a space barf bag to avoid a free-floating ...

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ISS toilet leak dumps two gallons of 'water' on crew

If you think a burst toilet is bad news on Earth, spare a thought for the astronauts who have to deal with it in zero gravity. That's ...

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Russia to Build New Missiles After Breakdown of Nuclear Pact

Russia said it was working to develop new missile systems, including a long-range hypersonic rocket, in the first concrete indication of its response to the breakdown of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty.

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Check Your Compass: Magnetic North Pole Is on Move

True north isn't quite where it used to be. Earth's north magnetic pole has been drifting so fast in the last few decades that scientists that past estimates are no longer accurate enough for precise navigation. On Monday, they released an update of where true north really was, nearly a year ahead of schedule. The magnetic north pole is ...

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Shares of battery maker Maxwell rocket 50% on news of Tesla takeover

Shares of battery maker Maxwell rocket 50% on news of Tesla takeover

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Xbox Live could soon be coming to iOS, Android and the Nintendo Switch

Playing games between an Xbox and Nintendo Switch may soon go beyond just "Fortnite" and "Rocket League."        

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Elon Musk Has Revealed the First Firing of a New Starship Rocket Engine

The engine is supposed to power a rocket that might one day take people to Mars

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Elon Musk posts Starship Raptor rocket engine test

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, on Sunday posted a video of the “first firing” of SpaceX's Starship Raptor flight engine that he hopes will eventually ...

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The rise and fall of rocket mail

As you read this, countless cards, letters and packages are en route to delivery destinations across the globe. We rarely think about the ...

Morgan Stanley says Spaceflight Industries is 'entirely' disrupting the rocket launch market

Spaceflight Industries is the latest company featured in Morgan Stanley's "Space Disruptor Series," which covers 90 companies.

Elon Musk, SpaceX prepare to fire up Starship rocket engine - CNET

The Raptor engine is designed to power Starship to the moon and beyond.

On This Day, Feb. 1: Space shuttle Columbia breaks apart upon re-entry

On Feb. 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart during its descent over the southwestern United States. All seven astronauts aboard were killed.

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