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Launch replay

Replay of the launch transmission of Soyuz carrying Galileo satellites 11 and 12 on 17 December at 11:51 GMT from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana To source

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NASA Receives $19.3 Billion in Final 2016 Spending Bill

The omnibus spending bill released by Congressional appropriators Dec. 16 will give NASA an increase of $750 million over its original request for fiscal year 2016. WASHINGTON — The final version of a fiscal year 2016 spending bill will provide NASA with nearly $19.3 billion, funding most agency programs at or above the administration’s original […]

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Incredible New Photos Reveal Pluto's Pits and Other Terrain

A new colorized image of Pluto, built from photos taken by the New Horizons spacecraft during its July flyby, depicts a strip 50 miles (80 kilometers) wide split between the dwarf planet’s al-Idrisi mountains and the flat Sputnik Planum.Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI Pluto’s complex geology just got a little less mysterious thanks to two incredible new photos […]

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Galileo lifts off

Replay of liftoff of Soyuz carrying Galileo satellites 11 and 12, at 11:51 GMT, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana To source

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ESA confirms James Webb telescope Ariane launch

The next great space observatory took a step closer this week when ESA signed the contract with Arianespace that will see the James Webb Space Telescope launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou in October 2018. To source

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Stratolaunch Backer Says It Remains Committed to Transforming Space Launch

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, right, confers with airplane designer Burt Rutan during the 2011 unveiling of the Stratolaunch concept.Credit: SpaceNews WASHINGTON — Paul Allen’s Vulcan Aerospace is taking issue with reports that its Stratolaunch project is in jeopardy because of a market shift towards smaller satellites that don’t require the massive mothership the company is building for an […]

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