Space.com 4 April 2018

Boeing Ops Team Reveals Mission Patch for Starliner Orbital Test Flight

The preparations for the first demonstration mission of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner crew spacecraft took a symbolic step forward with the reveal of its first patch. The NASA team contracted to run Starliner mission control in Houston debuted their emblem.

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SpaceX and Boeing Test Parachutes for Future Astronaut Space Taxis

As NASA prepares to send astronauts to space in private space taxis, Boeing and SpaceX are running multiple parachute tests for the crucial re-entry phase.

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Blue Origin Switches Engines for New Glenn Second Stage

Blue Origin quietly changed the design of its New Glenn rocket around the beginning of the year in order to hold to a 2020 first launch and increase the range of orbital missions the rocket can complete.

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SpaceX's Dragon cargo vessel arrived at the International Space Station today with 3 tons of food, supplies and science experiments for the Expedition 55 crew.

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On This Day In Space! April 4, 1968: Apollo 6 Launches Final Uncrewed Test Flight of Saturn V Rocket

On April 4, 1968, NASA launched the final uncrewed test flight of its Saturn V rocket. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.

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72 Mysterious Cosmic Flashes Puzzle Astronomers

Fast and furious cosmic flashes leave scientists flummoxed.

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SpaceX Cargo Capsule Arrives at Space Station with Tons of Supplies

A SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule carrying 5,800 lbs. (2,630 kilograms) of supplies and science gear has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) after a two-day orbital chase.

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So Hot, It's Cool: Record-Breaking Sun Probe Nearly Ready for Launch

Final checkouts are completed here at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to prepare the agency's Parker Solar Probe for launch.

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The Milky Way Galaxy Is Growing Faster Than the Speed of Sound

Our Milky Way galaxy is growing faster than the speed of sound as new stars pop up in its hinterlands, a new study suggests.

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Black Holes in Galactic Bellies May Launch More Gravitational Waves

Black holes in the centers of galaxies could accelerate mergers between objects and produce more ripples in space-time, also known as gravitational waves, a new study suggests.

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Parker Solar Probe (Photos)

See the inner workings of the Parker Solar Probe, bound for the closest-ever approach to the sun.

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