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Jeff Bezos
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May 10, 2019 - 11:58 am
Get ready to have your Amazon Prime order delivered to the moon . Okay, while that may be a ways away, Jeff Bezos did reveal his plans for space colonization on Thursday. The Amazon founder announced the design of his space company Blue Origins’ new lunar lander called Blue Moon. Today, our founder...
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March 01, 2019 - 9:37 pm
NASA's newest Mars lander has started digging into the red planet, but hit a few snags, scientists said Friday. The German drilling instrument on the InSight lander struck what appeared to be a couple of stones. It only managed to burrow between half a foot (18 centimeters) and about 1 ½ feet (50...
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Dreamstime
January 01, 2019 - 4:52 pm
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft pulled off the most distant exploration of another world Tuesday, skimming past a tiny, icy object 4 billion miles from Earth that looks to be shaped like a bowling pin. Flight controllers in Maryland declared success 10 hours after the high-risk, middle-of-the-night...
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December 31, 2018 - 8:02 pm
A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles from Earth. It's the smallest celestial body ever to be orbited by a spacecraft. Bennu is just 1,600 feet across...
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June 10, 2018 - 12:00 pm
The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson will receive about $650,000 from NASA to promote science, technology engineering and math education. NASA announced that the Cosmosphere was one of three applicants to receive funds after 43 groups submitted proposals. The Hutchinson News reports the Cosmosphere's $650...
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Dreamstime
June 09, 2018 - 2:04 am
Laura Murray Cicco has a piece of space from the first man to land on the moon. Because NASA's position is that all lunar material belongs to it, she has decided to proactively file a suit against NASA in an effort to keep it. The vial of moon dust, which came into Cicco's possession in 1970, came...
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Wichita State
April 20, 2018 - 8:17 am
Wichita State University physics professor Nickolas Solomey has won one of NASA's Innovation and Advanced Concept Awards (NIAC) for his research to create a neutrino detector for close sun orbit. The award includes approximately $125,000 over nine months to support initial definition and analysis...
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April 18, 2018 - 8:36 pm
NASA's Tess spacecraft embarked Wednesday on a quest to find new worlds around neighboring stars that could support life. Tess rode a SpaceX Falcon rocket through the evening sky, aiming for an orbit stretching all the way to the moon. The satellite — the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or...
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Dreamstime
April 08, 2018 - 5:07 pm
The renovation of the Kansas Cosmosphere space museum will include four mission control consoles, once used by NASA engineers to guide astronauts to the moon. The Cosmosphere's $151,500 remodel will also include improvements to the flight room and mission control room. New technology and software...
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Gregr
January 24, 2018 - 3:37 pm
1,969 awesome pieces all come together to form the greatest Lego build I’ve ever completed. Look, do I think that new 7,500 piece Millennium Falcon is awesome? Yes. A Super Star Destroyer? Also, yes. But when I was gifted a Lego set for Christmas, a purchase of love from a family member trying to...
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