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China launches Tianzhou 4 cargo ship for space station

China launched the Tianzhou 4 cargo freighter for the country's space station Monday, beginning a resupply mission to stage hardware, propellant, and provisions at the complex before arrival of the next long-duration crew in June.

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Splashdown of SpaceX capsule caps busy season of space station crew rotations

Four astronauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station early Friday with a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, the sixth crew launch or landing in support of the station program in fewer than 50 days.

Camera IQ Launches Support for AR Effects Within TikTok’s Effect House

Camera IQ, the user-friendly AR creation tool, has launched support for TikTok’s Effect House, allowing brands to easily create AR effects.

Live coverage: SpaceX counting down to predawn Starlink launch

SpaceX is poised to launch another batch of 53 Starlink internet satellites at 5:42 a.m. EDT (0942 GMT) Friday from the Kennedy Space Center. There's a greater than 90% chance of good weather for the predawn blastoff.

SpaceX rolls out rocket for another Starlink deployment mission

SpaceX raised a Falcon 9 rocket vertical on pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center Thursday, ready for a pre-sunrise blastoff Friday with 53 more Starlink internet satellites, using a booster stage flying for a record-tying 12th time.

Ripple’s XRP Projected To Surpass $2.55 By December 2022 Following SEC Lawsuit Outcome

Ripple’s ODL Service On The Verge Of Reaching Global Coverage — And That’s Fiercely Bullish For XRP
The report, which was updated on May 4 entailed consulting a panel of 36 industry experts for their thoughts on how XRP will perform over the next decade should Ripple win or lose the case against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

StreamCoin Announces 200M STRM Corporate ICO Investment by TNC IT Group

Tag Template - News Hub PROPRESS RELEASE. StreamCoin revealed that it has secured a corporate ICO investment from blockchain consulting firm TNC IT Group. Specifically, TNC IT Group has purchased over 200 million STRM during the recently-concluded STRM public sale. The announcement came after StreamCoin revealed that it has raised more than $11.7 million during its three-month public sale, enabling […]
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Dragon crew capsule undocks from space station, heads for splashdown Friday

Three NASA astronauts and a European Space Agency mission specialist left the International Space Station early Thursday aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule, heading for splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida to wrap up a 176-day expedition in orbit.

Psyche asteroid explorer arrives at Kennedy Space Center for launch preps

A U.S. military cargo plane delivered NASA’s Psyche spacecraft from California to the Kennedy Space Center last week, starting a three-month campaign to ready the asteroid explorer for liftoff on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket in August.

Report: U.S. defense and intelligence agencies slow to embrace small-satellite revolution

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The United States is at risk of being outpaced by China in space capabilities, in part due to the slow adoption of commercial innovations such as small satellites, warns a new report released May 5 by the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

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Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule meets Atlas rocket for long-delayed test flight

Ready for another try at launching on a test flight to the International Space Station, Boeing rolled a repaired Starliner crew capsule to United Launch Alliance's seaside rocket hangar at Cape Canaveral Wednesday to prepare for a liftoff scheduled for May 19.

Nelson criticizes “plague” of cost-plus NASA contracts

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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson offered a surprisingly strong endorsement of fixed-price contracts and competition at a congressional hearing May 3, calling traditional cost-plus contracts a “plague” on the agency.

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Rocket Lab briefly catches booster in mid-air after successful launch

Rocket Lab used a helicopter to capture a spent Electron first stage booster and its parachute after launching satellites from New Zealand Monday, a significant step forward for the company's rocket recovery and reuse program. The helicopter dropped the rocket a few seconds later.
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