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Propelling deep space flight with a new fuel source, Momentus prepares for liftoff

Mikhail Kokorich, the founder of Momentus, a new Y Combinator-backed propulsion technology developer for space flight, hadn’t always dreamed of going to the moon. A physicist who graduated from Russia’s top-ranked Novosibirsk University, Kokorich was a serial entrepreneur in who grew up...


Saturday night live: SpaceX to attempt second launch of Block 5 rocket

Enlarge / The Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket, on the launchpad, with its Telstar 19V payload. (credit: SpaceX) Having worked through its fleet of used Block 4 rockets, SpaceX will now transition into flying its more advanced Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket full time. As early as 1:...


Shields up! How spaceships can save themselves without science fiction

This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable's ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books. Thanks to fictional depictions, we tend to think of spaceships as well-fortified machines. But in reality, even in the emptiness of outer...


Colonize Mars? Elon Musk, SpaceX and NASA are making big plans.

Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Hey Justin, you ask a really neat question about Elon Musk. There have been wonderful things that he’s been talking about coloniz...


Jeff Bezos plans to charge upwards of $300,000 for a ticket to space

Jeff Bezos really wants to make space tourism a thing. According to a report by Reuters, the Amazon CEO’s rocket company, Blue Origin, could begin shuttling humans into space as early as next year. The cost of the trip? A mere $200,000 to $300,000 per ticket. For the price of a decent house in...


Rocket Report: Virgin goes Italian, SpaceX’s giant net, a nuclear launcher

Enlarge / We need your help to produce a new newsletter to chronicle the dynamic launch industry. (credit: Aurich Lawson/background image United Launch Alliance) Welcome to Edition 1.08 of the Rocket Report! This week there is no shortage of news about SpaceX, as well as the race to become the fi...


Russian editor: Our space program is entering the “Dark Ages”

Enlarge / Russia's President Vladimir Putin and former Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin shake hands during a meeting at the Konstantin Palace. (credit: Mikhail MetzelTASS via Getty Images) These are not the best of times for the Russian space industry. Due to budgetary reasons, Roscosmos has...


House Of Cards' Robin Wright Finally Opened Up About Kevin Spacey

House of Cards star Robin Wright has finally spoken up about her former co-star Kevin Spacey.


Robin Wright Opens Up About Former House of Cards Costar Kevin Spacey's Sexual Assault Allegations

Robin Wright is speaking out about former House of Cards costar Kevin Spacey, months after sexual assault allegations were brought against him. In an interview with Today‘s Savannah Guthrie, airing on Monday, the actress, 52, opens up about her interactions with Spacey on set of the hit Netfli...


The hottest new space to disrupt is immigration

Ayah Bdeir Contributor Share on Twitter Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks for children to create inventions, large and small. Tech CEOs and founders are disrupting everything fr...

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