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Boeing-Built Fighter Jets Could Launch US Military Satellites Into Space
DARPA Airborne Satellite Launch Vehicle under F-15E Concept
April 18th, 2014
The next generation of satellites could hitch a ride on a fighter jet before heading into space. A new concept awarded to Boeing in late March could slice the launch costs by up to 66% if all goes well, the company said in a press release.
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Alien Planet Kepler-186f: Complete Coverage of 'Earth Cousin' Discovery
This diagram shows the position of Kepler-186f in relation to Earth.
April 18th, 2014
On Thursday (April 17), NASA announced the historic discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-size alien planet 490 light-years from our own world that is located inside the habitable zone of its star. See Space.com's complete coverage of the Kepler-186f find.
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SpaceX to Launch Dragon Supply Ship to Space Station Today: Watch It Live
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship stand atop its Florida launch pad ahead of a planned April 14, 2014 launch to the International Space Station. The mission for NASA will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
April 18th, 2014
Private spaceflight company SpaceX is expected to launch its unmanned cargo-carrying Dragon capsule to the International Space Station today (April 18) after multiple delays.
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RIP LADEE: NASA Moon Probe Crashes Into Lunar Surface
NASA's LADEE Spacecraft
April 18th, 2014
The space agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft (LADEE) made its planned crash into the lunar surface between 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT) and 1:22 a.m. EDT (0522 GMT) on April 18 after orbiting the moon since October 2.
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WATCH LIVE TODAY @ 2:15 pm ET: SpaceX to Launch Dragon Cargo Mission, Liftoff @ 3:25 pm ET
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Sports Re-Usable Tech
April 18th, 2014
SpaceX is slated to launch an unmanned Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station at 3:25 p.m. EDT (1925 GMT) on April 18 to deliver nearly 5,000 lbs. of supplies to the orbiting lab's crew. Watch it Live Here
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Next Up for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope: Finding Earth's True Twin?
This artist illustration shows what it might be like to stand on the surface of the planet Kepler-186f, the first-ever Earth-size planet to be found in the habitable zone of its star.
April 18th, 2014
The discovery of Kepler-186f still falls short of the ultimate prize in exoplanet science: a true "alien Earth." But the first such world may lurk in the data already gathered by NASA's Kepler space telescope, just waiting to be pulled out.
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'Earth Cousin' Discovery a Milestone in Search for Alien Life
This artist illustration shows the planet Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size alien planet discovered in the habitable zone of its star.
April 17th, 2014
The discovery of the exoplanet Kepler-186f further bolsters the emerging view that Earth is not such a unique place, and that habitable environments may be widespread throughout the galaxy, experts say.
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5 Things to Know About Alien Planet Kepler-186f, 'Earth's Cousin'
This artist illustration shows the planet Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size alien planet discovered in the habitable zone of its star.
April 18th, 2014
A newly discovered planet that has been called 'Earth's cousin' has just been found 490 light-years from Earth.
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