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NASA capsule arrives at launch pad for first test flight

A new U.S. spaceship designed to fly astronauts to the moon, Mars and other destinations beyond the International Space Station arrived at a Florida launch pad on Wednesday in preparation for an unmanned test flight next month.

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Branson to meet Virgin Galactic space team after crash

Richard Branson is set to meet his Virgin Galactic space team in California's Mojave Desert on Saturday following the crash of a passenger spaceship being developed by his company that killed one pilot and seriously injured the other.

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Google's Page, Virgin's Branson backed satellite on failed launch

Billionaire investors in a small, Seattle-area company that aims to one day mine resources on asteroids have not been deterred by an unmanned rocket explosion that destroyed their test satellite, the company said on Wednesday.

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Twitter lets users stream music, audio via SoundCloud tie-up

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) will allow users to play podcasts, music and other audio clips direct from their timelines, or message feeds, via a new feature designed in partnership with Berlin-based audio-streaming service SoundCloud.

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India triumphs in maiden Mars mission, sets record in space race

India's low-cost mission to Mars successfully entered the red planet's orbit on Wednesday, crowning what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said was a "near impossible" push to become the only country to complete the trip on its maiden attempt.

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U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight

The United Nation's civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is taking first steps toward protection for commercial vessels in space.

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Boeing, SpaceX win contracts to build 'space taxis' for NASA

NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, officials said on Tuesday.

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SpaceX Falcon rocket lifts off with communications satellite

A Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday to put a commercial communications satellite into orbit.

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Boeing says completed key design review for space taxi

Boeing Co (BA.N) has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, making it the only one of four rival bidders to finish the NASA work on time, company officials said on Thursday.

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Microsoft acquires Kiwi cloud computing firm GreenButton

Washington, US-based software giant Microsoft acquired Wellington, New Zealand-based cloud computing firm GreenButton for an undisclosed amount to incorporate it into the Azure public cloud platform to give companies remote access to software.

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SpaceX wants to bid for US military rocket launches

After announcing via press conference that its Falcon 9 rocket has successfully made a soft landing in the ocean, Elon Musk expressed his desire for Space X and other private companies to join the bidding for military rocket launch contracts.

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Facebook launches Connectivity Lab to bring affordable Internet access to all

After helping 3 million people in the Philippines and Paraguay get access to the Internet, social media giant Facebook launched the Connectivity Lab to build drones and lasers that will help more people get affordable Internet access.

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GSA and NASA selects Google shell firm Planetary Ventures LLC to lease Moffett Field and Hangar One

Planetary Ventures, the shell firm that Google infrequently uses for its real estate deals, has won the right to lease Moffett Field and Hangar One.

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Penn State's moon mission team launches $400K crowdfunding campaign

In a bid to bring home the $20 million prize money in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, Penn State launched a crowdfunding campaign on Rockethub to raise $400,000 by February to build its own moon rover prototype.

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GAO upholds challenge from losing bidder, says SAIC Inc spinoff invalidates NASA contract

The Government Accountability Office said the spinoff of SAIC Inc invalidated the health services contract awarded to it by the National Aeronautics Space Administration, Bloomberg reported.

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