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A Chinese Space Startup Launched Its New Rocket by Accident

One of the most promising Chinese space startups, Space Pioneer, experienced a serious anomaly last weekend while testing the first stage of its Tianlong-3 rocket near the city of Gongyi. The rocket was undergoing a static fire test of the stage, in which a vehicle is clamped to a test stand while its engines are […]

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The US Wants to Integrate the Commercial Space Industry With Its Military to Prevent Cyber Attacks

THIS ARTICLE IS republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. The US military recently launched a groundbreaking initiative to strengthen ties with the commercial space industry. The aim is to integrate commercial equipment into military space operations, including satellites and other hardware. This would enhance cybersecurity for military satellites. As space becomes more

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NASA Desperately Needs New Spacesuits. Private Firms Are Struggling to Make Them

Almost exactly two years ago, as it prepared for the next generation of human spaceflight, NASA chose a pair of private companies to design and develop new spacesuits. These were to be new spacesuits that would allow astronauts to both perform spacewalks outside the International Space Station as well as walk on the Moon as

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