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July 10, 2021

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Space.com

Billionaires and Space — The Right Race (op-ed)

Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Galactic, will launch on the company’s first fully …

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Spaceflight Now

SpaceX cargo capsule splashes down in Gulf of Mexico

Once the Dragon capsule is on the deck of the recovery ship, teams will open the hatch and retrieve time-sensitive research specimens for delivery by helicopter to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where scientists will begin analyzing the experiments.

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Space.com

Stephen Colbert will host Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity launch on Sunday

Richard Branson’s spaceflight is shaping up to be quite a star-studded affair. The billionaire entrepreneur is scheduled to fly to suborbital space aboard Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity SpaceShipTwo vehicle on Sunday (July 11). You can watch webcast coverage …

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Livescience.com

How many atoms are in the observable universe?

Each of these building blocks consists of a positively charged nucleus, made up of protons and neutrons, and negatively charged orbiting electrons. The number of protons, neutrons and electrons an atom has determines which element it …

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The Weather Channel

Possible Signs of Alien Microbial Life? Cassini Reveals Mysterious Methane in Plumes of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

The cosmic universe is full of peculiar worlds! If you travel a whopping 1.27 billion km in the right direction, you will come across a giant icy world known as Enceladus—the sixth largest-known moon of planet Saturn. This distant ocean world is a fascinating …

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SpaceCoastDaily.com

NASA, Northrop Grumman Finalize Moon Outpost Living Quarters Contract

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – NASA and Northrop Grumman of Dulles, Virginia, have finalized a contract to develop the Habitation and Logistics Outpost for Gateway, which will be a critical way station and outpost in orbit around the Moon as part of …

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CNN

What a tiny bone tells us about Neanderthal thinking

(CNN) It’s easy to accept that the world is home to many species of dolphins, cats or bears — but the idea that we once roamed the planet with other human beings is more astonishing. We often dismiss our extinct cousins as brutish cave dwellers — and the …

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Popular Science

The Crab Nebula’s electron launcher is so powerful, it almost shouldn’t exist

The two-mile long accelerator infused electrons with energy (in the peculiar units of particle physics) reaching tens of billions of “electronvolts,” a feat of engineering that stands unrivaled. Now astrophysicists have …

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Space.com

Meet the crew launching on Virgin Galactic’s 1st fully crewed flight Unity 22

Virgin Galactic is counting down to launch its Unity 22 astronauts on the company’s first fully crewed suborbital spaceflight Sunday (July 11) and the mission’s crew took some time out from training to answer questions about what they expect from space.

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CBS News

Richard Branson heading for space as billionaires battle for profits on the high frontier

After nearly two decades of overly optimistic forecasts, technical challenges, a tragic setback and a determined recovery, Richard Branson, the globe-trotting media mogul and founder of Virgin Galactic, plans to rocket into space Sunday, beating fellow …

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