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Blue Origin Closing in on Sending People to Space

Blue Origin completed the ninth flight of its New Shepard rocket Wednesday, wrapping up another test of the vehicle’s escape system as the company works toward its first human space flight as soon as this year. The booster and spacecraft blasted off from the company’s launch site in West Texas …

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Virgin Galactic Supersonic Craft Makes Second Test Flight

Virgin Galactic Unity

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity winged space plane made its second successful supersonic test flight, the company’s founder, Richard Branson, said Tuesday. The vehicle’s rocket motor burned for 31 seconds as planned during the flight over the Mojave Desert in California, shooting the craft up 114,500 feet at a speed of …

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Scientists Grow Nice Veggie Crop in Antarctic Greenhouse

DLR's Antarctic Greenhouse With Plants

German scientists working in Antarctica have grown a crop of vegetables for the first time without soil or daylight in a project aimed at learning how to grow fresh food on other planets. New day, fresh harvest. The first cucumbers #madeinantarctica from our #space greenhouse Eden-ISS! 😋 🤤 🥒🥒 pic.twitter.com/ptLLDam1ra …

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