WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched a communications satellite for Israeli satellite operator Spacecom Aug. 6 on an expendable Falcon 9 mission.  The rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 7:23 p.m. Eastern, following a three-day delay to replace a suspect rocket valve.  Amos-17, Spacecom’s newest satellite, separated from the rocket’s upper stage
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After 16 days in space, the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia was due to return to Earth. Residents of Texas watched as the shuttle glowed brightly in the clear blue Texas sky. Slowly, a realization that something was wrong dawned on them. Rather than one, bright, burning spot, as to be expected, there were
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LOGAN, Utah – NanoAvionics isn’t ready to disclose names but the company has lined up customers for the first nanosatellites it plans to build in Midland, Texas, NanoAvionics CEO Vytenis Buzas, told SpaceNews. NanoAvionics, a spinoff of Lithuania’s Vilnius University with about 80 employees conducting research and development in northern and western Europe, is preparing
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Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) have to do just about everything for themselves. Living within this constantly orbiting laboratory, they’re not only crew members, they’re also plumbers, janitors and housekeepers. Just last week, in fact, the team of six astronauts currently on board began a month-long chore that requires taking their trash
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