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US needs a space force because Russia is ahead on it, Trump says

Keen as ever on his idea of creating an American fighting force in space, US President Donald Trump has said it’s a necessity for Washington, because its perceived top adversaries – Russia and China – are beating it to the punch. Trump was speaking at one of his Make America Great Again rallies, this time in Richmond, Kentucky. He was ...

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How Russia's trusty space launch escape system saved 6 lives after initial deadly start

Thursday’s aborted launch of the Russian Soyuz spaceship may have sent the International Space Station’s work into disarray, but it also highlighted how much effort Soviet space engineers put into their creations. The apparent failure during booster separation of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle rocket became the third time in history where crew lives were saved by a system called SAS, ...

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Moment Soyuz rocket failed captured on camera from SPACE (PHOTOS)

Astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is one of three crew members currently aboard the International Space Station, captured the dramatic failed launch of the Russian Soyuz rocket in a stunning series of photographs. The photos, which Gerst posted to Twitter, clearly show the trail of the Soyuz rocket which on Thursday malfunctioned, forcing cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and astronaut Nick Hague to ...

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Colliding stars or alien solar sails? Detection rate of mysterious space signals doubles

The detection of incredibly powerful signals from deep in space has increased dramatically and the mysterious radio waves are now closer and brighter than ever before. The phenomena, known as ‘fast radio bursts’, have puzzled scientists since their discovery more than a decade ago and now Australian researchers have announced, in a study published in Nature, that the number of ...

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See FIRST PHOTOS of space capsule after US-Russian crew dramatic landing

The futuristic gumdrop-shaped space capsule in which the ISS crew landed can now be seen in the middle of the Kazakh steppe, photos show. The US-Russian duo narrowly escaped death in the botched space launch earlier on Thursday. The co-pilots, Russia’s Aleksey Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague, carried out a “ballistic re-entry” and were unable to reach the space ...

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Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles

Shopify, the provider of payment and logistics management software and services for retailers, has opened its first physical storefront in Los Angeles. The first brick and mortar location for the Toronto-based company, is nestled in a warren of downtown Los Angeles boutique shops in a complex known as the Row DTLA. For Shopify, Los Angeles is the ideal place to ...

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Hubble trouble: Deep space telescope in ‘safe mode’ after mechanical fail

It’s been used to date the galaxy and study black holes but now NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is taking a break from activities due to a mechanical fault. Launched into deep space in 1990, the large, long orbit telescope is packed with instruments like cameras, spectrographs and interferometers to clear up mysteries of the universe. But now NASA has been ...

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Final frontier: Russia & India sign space memorandum

A deal for space cooperation signed on Friday between Russia and India concerns a manned space program and the development of cooperation in the sphere of navigation systems, Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin told journalists. The contract is the first of several expected to be signed between Russia and India during President Vladimir Putin’s two-day visit to India. An Indian monitoring ...

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Russian space boss accuses Elon Musk and Pentagon of dumping conspiracy

The head of Russian space research corporation claims that the Pentagon is hiding its payments to Elon Musk’s SpaceX project to keep the declared prices artificially low and oust Russia from the space launch market. The head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, has accused Elon Musk and the Pentagon of foul play in a televised interview. He claimed that the SpaceX ...

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Space barbershop: Russian cosmonauts trim & count white hair after Soyuz depressurization (VIDEO)

It turns out Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev has grayed quite a bit following the drop in air pressure on board the ISS, his colleague has discovered, while giving the commander of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft a haircut. In his latest enlightening video report from aboard the International Space Station, cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev has detailed the haircut process in near-zero gravity ...

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