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Scientists have revealed the results of the Parker Solar Probe’s first two flybys of the Sun, and LIGO has a new instrument called the quantum vacuum squeezer! Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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Most rocky planets have pretty consistent surface features, with a fairly even mix of mountains and basins in each hemisphere. This is NOT the case on Mars! What do scientists know about this mystery? Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow
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NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program has funded a slew of new space mission concepts! Which one is your favorite? Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—Kevin, Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick Merrithew, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, Sultan Alkhulaifi,
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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Broader economic issues as well as the performance of some space companies could slow the growth of the industry in the next few years, executives warn. During a panel discussion at the Space Tech Expo here May 25, Lars Hoffman, senior vice president of global launch services at Rocket Lab, warned
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Updated 10:30 p.m. Eastern with comments from postlanding briefing. LONG BEACH, Calif. — Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner safely landed in New Mexico May 25, concluding a six-day uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station and setting the stage for the spacecraft’s first flight with people. Starliner undocked from the International Space Station at 2:36 p.m.
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LONG BEACH, Calif. –  A panel of space logistics experts underscored the importance of open standards to encourage the growth of the market. Over the long term, open standards are necessary “if we really want to build infrastructure in space,” Karol Janik, technology manager for the Manufacturing Technology Centre, an independent U.K. research and technology
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The National Reconnaissance Office said the 10-year deals with three companies are the agency’s largest ever commercial contracting effort WASHINGTON — The National Reconnaissance Office announced May 25 it awarded BlackSky, Maxar Technologies and Planet Labs 10-year contracts to provide satellite imagery for U.S. intelligence, defense and federal civil agencies. The NRO called these awards
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LONG BEACH, Calif. – The U.S. Space Systems Command is continuing to refine its concept for establishing a single point of contact for commercial innovators called the front door. “We want to make ourselves more available for industry,” U.S. Air Force Maj. Adam Burnetta, Space Enterprise Consortium program manager, said May 24 at the Space
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TAMPA, Fla. — Amazon Web Services announced May 24 it has picked 10 startups to join its second annual space accelerator program, which helps early-stage companies learn how to grow their businesses with cloud and analytic technologies.  The startups come from across the Earth observation, space situational awareness (SSA), launch, propulsion and space exploration markets.
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Theoretically, we could hide the Earth from faraway telescopes, using a properly placed laser pointer. Hosted by: Reid Reimers ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Kevin Bealer, Justin Lentz, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Patrick
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WASHINGTON — Boeing and United Launch Alliance say they remain committed to launching future CST-100 Starliner commercial crew missions on Atlas 5 rockets even after that vehicle is effectively retired for other missions. As with the Orbital Flight Test (OFT) mission in late 2019, an Atlas 5 launched Starliner on the OFT-2 mission May 19.