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Virgin Galactic spikes 19% after inking partnership with NASA to train astronauts

Virgin Galactic stock surged 19% in early Monday trading after unveiling a partnership with NASA to train astronauts. The space-travel company will create a new “astronaut readiness program” for sending private missions to the International Space Station, according to a press release. The announcement didn’t reveal how much NASA will […]
Virgin Galactic spikes 19% after inking partnership with NASA to train astronauts
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SpaceX successfully launched Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful operational rocket, on its first paid mission

SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, successfully launched Falcon Heavy for the second time on Thursday, sending a Saudi Arabian communication satellite into orbit. Falcon Heavy, a three-booster vehicle, is currently the world’s most powerful operational rocket. Instead of a Tesla electric car destined for deep-space, Falcon Heavy […]
SpaceX successfully launched Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful operational rocket, on its first paid mission
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NASA just gave $60 million to 6 private companies — including Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin — to develop ‘tipping point’ space technologies

NASA just awarded six private companies a total of $US44 million ($AU60 million). The agency’s “Tipping Point” program is intended to help the commercial space industry push next-generation technologies over the finish line. The projects awarded funding include new moon-landing systems and a method to recover expensive rocket engines. NASA […]
NASA just gave $60 million to 6 private companies — including Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin — to develop ‘tipping point’ space technologies