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Bitcoins in Space: Private Deep-Space Venture Aims to Launch 'BitSats'
The Bitcoin symbol resembles a dollar sign with a double-barred letter B.
April 24th, 2014
Bitcoins soon may go off the grid and into space. One private venture is aiming to launch a cluster of tiny satellites that would broadcast the latest bitcoin transactions from orbit.
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US Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Passes 500 Days in Orbit
X-37B at Vandenberg Air Force Base Runway
April 24th, 2014
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane launched on its third and latest mission on Dec. 11, 2012. As of today (April 24), the vehicle has been aloft for 500 days — far longer than its officially stated maximum orbital lifetime of 270 days.
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US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Nears Day 500 in Orbit
Image of on-orbit functions for NASA’s X-37 space plane.
April 21st, 2014
The U.S. Air Force's mysterious robotic X-37B space plane is sailing toward the 500-day mark in Earth orbit on a secret military mission. The X-37B space plane launched on Dec. 11, 2012, and is out the Orbital Test Vehicle 3 (OTV-3) mystery mission.
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Space History Photo: Analog Computing Machine in Fuel Systems Building
space history, naca, computers
April 21st, 2014
This is an early version of the modern computer.
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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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Flying Robots Play Theme of '2001: A Space Odyssey' (Video)
Still Frame from 'Flying Robot Rockstars'
April 24th, 2014
The agile drones play a variety of specially rigged musical instruments — including drums, guitar and keyboard — during their performance of the famous song. They also play several other ditties, including the "Star Spangled Banner."
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Students Design Radiation Shield for NASA's Orion Spacecraft
Artist's concept of a Delta 4 Heavy rocket standing poised on the pad ready to launch NASA's Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1). The first flight of Orion is now slated for December 2014.
April 21st, 2014
NASA is developing a new spacecraft to take mankind to deep space, and high school students will have an important role in designing it.
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