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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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LOGAN, UTAH – LeoLabs, a space situational awareness company, unveiled a small satellite tracking service called LeoTrack Aug. 5 at the Small Satellite Conference here. LeoTrack, which LeoLabs sells through web-based subscriptions, provides small satellite and cubesat operators with a range of services and information including spacecraft tracking, orbital state vectors, predictive radar availability, scheduled
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Grace Wethor has founded “We Can Beat This,” with the mission of connecting “patients to the healing properties of music and connect the public to the patients.” (Photo: Courtesy of Grace Wethor) Courtesy of Grace Wethor Grace Wethor is not your typical 17-year-old. For many 17-year-olds, the movie title Clueless can be an apt description. At that
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July was likely the hottest month in recorded history, according to new data from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) released last Thursday. According to the report, findings from the Copernicus Climate Change Program indicate that temperatures recorded in the first 29 days of July were as hot or marginally hotter than the previous record month,
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