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Storms halt SpaceX’s first US national security space mission

Storms halt SpaceX’s first US national security space mission

SpaceX said its Falcon 9 rocket and payload, a roughly US$500 million GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp, were “in good health” and that it was now targeting a Saturday morning launch from Florida s Cape Canaveral.The cancellation, which followed two previous launch attempts this week that were scrubbed for technical reasons, came as thunderstorms […]

Miniature lab begins science experiments in outer space

Miniature lab begins science experiments in outer space

Miniature lab begins science experiments in outer space By Agency Israeli-Swiss company SpacePharma’s miniature laboratory is seen at their research and development site in Herzliya, Israel March 14, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS HERZLIYA: Orbiting the earth at more than 500 kilometers, a tiny satellite with a laboratory shrunk to the size of a tissue box is helping […]

Japan’s troubled ‘space junk’ mission fails

Japan’s troubled ‘space junk’ mission fails

TOKYO: An experimental Japanese mission to clear ‘space junk’ or rubbish from the Earth’s orbit has ended in failure, officials said Monday, in an embarassment for Tokyo. Over 100 million pieces of garbage are thought to be whizzing around the planet, including cast-off equipment from old satellites and bits of rocket, which experts say could […]

Futuristic Looking Spaceport America Near Completion in New Mexico

Futuristic Looking Spaceport America Near Completion in New Mexico

Spaceport America, dubbed as the first spaceport in the world, looks like a gigantic moth, its rounded wings outspread against the arid, reddish-brown dirt of southern New Mexico. The view from east reveals a curved, pitched glass facade, soaring steel hanger doors and a white-on-white interior. The lofty architecture encapsulates the equally lofty dream of […]

Khan Shatyr–the World’s Tallest Tent in Kazakhstan

Khan Shatyr–the World’s Tallest Tent in Kazakhstan

Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, is an architectural project that is billed as the world’s largest tent. The “tent” is made of a transparent material and suspended on a network of cables strung from a central spire 150 meters high. The structure has a 200 meter elliptical base enclosing […]