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Trump administration wants ISS to be privately run after 2024

Trump administration wants ISS to be privately run after 2024

The ISS has been in orbit for many years now and in 2024 the US could stop providing federal funding for the space station. That doesn't mean that the space station will be retired or destroyed though. What Trump is hoping is that after 2024 the space station will become a privately run endeavor.

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NASA just broke a photography record with photos taken in Kuiper Belt

NASA just broke a photography record with photos taken in Kuiper Belt

Back in 2017, NASA published an image taken by the New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager, also called LORRI. That was the farthest-from-Earth image that had ever been taken by a spacecraft, breaking the last "farthest" record set by Voyager 1 about 27 years ago. Now New Horizons has just broke its own record, delivering a new "farthest" milestone image.

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NASA bio implant may slow muscle deterioration in astronauts

NASA bio implant may slow muscle deterioration in astronauts

NASA is experimenting with a bio implant that may help slow the rate of muscle deterioration in astronauts. The experiment involves rodents that spend time on the International Space Station and Earth, some with a placebo, others with a nano channel drug delivery chip. This chip delivers drugs to the animal's system, potentially helping reduce muscle loss experienced in low-gravity environments.

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Scientists create “super wood” offering strength and toughness of steel

Scientists create “super wood” offering strength and toughness of steel

Scientists are always working on making new and stronger materials that can be used in the construction of all sorts of products and structures. Recently scientists have created something termed "super wood" that has the strength and toughness of steel. The wood starts life as all wood does, as a tree. A densification process is then used to make the wood stronger than occurs in nature.

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Cheddar Man DNA paints portrait of Mesolithic Britain’s population

Cheddar Man DNA paints portrait of Mesolithic Britain’s population

In 1903, a skeleton was discovered in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset's Gough's Cave. Decades later, scientists used radiocarbon dating to determine that the nearly complete skeleton is around 10,000 years old, placing it back to Mesolithic Britain. Thanks to DNA recovered from the skeleton and modern technology, experts have been able to recreate what the man likely looked like.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches Tesla car into space: Watch it all over again

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches Tesla car into space: Watch it all over again

Today we're having another look at the whole Falcon Heavy test flight from SpaceX again, in video form. This time we're watching the whole series of events jammed into a single 34-minute clip, chopped up in a way that makes the whole event as simply pleasing as possible. Don't be shocked when you find yourself unable to look away - things get real weird up in here.

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Scientists prove the existence of superionic water

Scientists prove the existence of superionic water

What you learned in science class in grade school might be changing with scientist having discovered what they think is a new type of ice water they have dubbed "superionic water." The crazy thing about the new form is that it is both a solid and a liquid at the same time. The researchers think that the discovery could potentially lead to the development of new materials.

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Climate change deniers have a critical thinking problem

Climate change deniers have a critical thinking problem

A newly published study looks at the common myths surrounding climate change and concludes that deniers have a critical thinking problem. Common myths denying the existence of a warming issue are based on fallacious reasoning, fueling misinformation and introducing an element of confusion or skepticism into populations of individuals who may otherwise support measures to deal with the problem.

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You can watch SpaceX’s Mars-bound Tesla Roadster live

You can watch SpaceX’s Mars-bound Tesla Roadster live

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy might be a long way from taking paying passengers to Mars, but you can hitch a virtual ride with the Tesla Roadster-driving Starman courtesy of the company's livestream. Started after SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy this afternoon, the stream is one of the more unusual views of space we've ever had.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s first test flight was an incredible success

SpaceX Falcon Heavy’s first test flight was an incredible success

For a while, it looked like SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket wasn't going to make its first test flight today, but now Elon Musk and company have to be happy they made the launch window with just a few minutes to spare. The Falcon Heavy's maiden voyage has gone off without a hitch, giving us a potential glimpse into the future of space flight. Beyond that, we can now say that there's a cherry red Telsa Roadster floating around in the void of space, which is just plain cool.

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Watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch right here

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch right here

After a few last-minute delays, it seems that weather conditions are now ideal for SpaceX to send its Falcon Heavy rocket into space. Originally scheduled to launch at 1:30 PM Eastern time earlier this afternoon, SpaceX had to delay the launch a couple of times thanks to unfavorable wind conditions in Earth's upper atmosphere. Those wind conditions have cleared up in the time since then, and now SpaceX has given the "all systems go" for launch.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: Here’s today’s schedule and livestream [Update]

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: Here’s today’s schedule and livestream [Update]

Today is a big day for SpaceX. After a successful test fire of its Falcon Heavy rocket back at the end of January, SpaceX is ready to launch the bad boy into space. This is big for a couple of reasons, but mostly because this is one of the most powerful rockets to be sent into space in quite some time.

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