European launch provider Arianespace has established new launch dates in May and June for an Ariane 5 and a Soyuz mission that were delayed by four weeks of civil unrest in French Guiana.
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Arianespace sets launch dates for delayed Ariane 5 and Soyuz missions - SpaceNews.com

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It looks like private companies are going to have to come up with some space suits. Anyone interested?
It looks like private companies are going to have to come up

NASA auditors criticize spacesuit development - SpaceNews.com

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If NASA’s human spaceflight program is redirected back to the Moon, Blue Origin is ready to support it with its proposed “Blue Moon” lunar lander system.
Alastair Browne on Space Development 04/27/2017

Blue Origin ready to support NASA lunar missions with Blue Moon - SpaceNews.com

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Sen. Ted Cruz said at a hearing April 26 that it may be time for the United States to update a key space treaty to reflect commercial space activities.
Alastair Browne on Space Development 04/27/2017

Cruz interested in updating Outer Space Treaty to support commercial space activities - SpaceNews.com

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An agreement between France and its restive South American territory French Guiana, home to Europe’s spaceport, has resolved a month-long dispute that had prevented any launch activity since mid-March.
Alastair Browne on Space Development 04/24/2017

French Guiana accord sets stage for Arianespace to resume launches - SpaceNews.com

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Vector Space looking to build out Tucson rocket factory, start commercial launches.
Alastair Browne on Space Development 04/24/2017

Tucson Tech: Rocket firm surging ahead on all fronts

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The spacecraft is set to venture into the gap between Saturn and its innermost ring 22 times until Sept. 15, then crash into the planet.
Alastair Browne on Space Development 04/24/2017

Cassini’s Grand Finale: A Dive Between Saturn and Its Rings

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As the amount of debris in low Earth orbit continues to increase, experts at a recent conference called for both improved efforts to track debris as well as national legislation to mitigate that growth.
Alastair Browne on Space Development 04/24/2017

Experts call for legislation and improved tracking to deal with orbital debris - SpaceNews.com

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Companion events are scheduled in hundreds of cities around the world.
Alastair Browne on Space Development 04/24/2017

Why people are marching for science: ‘There is no Planet B’

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This is technology we can use. We need to cooperate with China in space, regardless of our relationship on Earth.
This is technology we can use We need to cooperate with China

Tianzhou-1 begins orbital refuelling test with Tiangong-2

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A 950-ton steel tunnel-boring machine named Harriet that carved out 2 miles of earth for a light rail line headed to Los Angeles International Airport will be dismantled underneath South Los Angeles on Friday.A year after beginning subterranean
Alastair Browne on Space Development 04/22/2017

Will Harriet the tunnel-boring machine go to SpaceX now that her work on Crenshaw/LAX Metro line is done?

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Congrations toNatalie Batalha, Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Michaël Gillon for discovering planets beyond our solar system. Their discoveries may pay off someday.
Congrations toNatalie Batalha Guillem AngladaEscudé and Michaël Gillon for disco

Natalie Batalha, Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Michaël Gillon: The World’s 100 Most Influential People

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The answer? Mine the asteroid out of existene before it reaches Earth. Not only will be save lives, we will also make a lot of money on the side from the minerals.
The answer Mine the asteroid out of existene before it reaches Earth

Death by Asteroid: The Most Likely Ways for a Space Rock to Kill You

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Space agency invites study ideas for new mission
Alastair Browne on Space Development 04/22/2017

After Mars, ISRO decides it’s time to probe Venus

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This is an open hearing. If you are in the D.C. area, I recommend that you attend.
This is an open hearing If you are in the DC area I recommend that you attend

Cruz to Hold Hearing on Expanding American Free Enterprise in Space

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Few events at the NASA Ames Research Center draw the crowd that greeted Luxembourg’s royal delegation April 12. The Grand Duchy’s prince, princess and deputy prime minister met with NASA officials, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors to discuss Luxembourg’s campaign to harvest valuable materi...
Alastair Browne on Space Development 04/20/2017

Luxembourg, serious about mining asteroids, prospects for Silicon Valley partners - SpaceNews.com

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