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Ten Years Ago Today

Ten years ago today, a former Navy pilot climbed into a homebuilt spaceship, was carried to a high altitude by a mothership in the skies over Mojave, California, dropped into free fall, and fired the...
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Look Ahead: Bre Pettis

My extended Q&A with MakerBot founder Bre Pettis is up on the Look Ahead blog at The Economist. Pettis was a school teacher who got his start in desktop manufacturing by searching for ways to reach...
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PopMech: MAVEN Mars

NASA’s MAVEN Mars orbiter is set for Mars orbital insertion this weekend. The unmanned probe will fire its engines on Sunday at 9:37pm Eastern Time. And then mission controllers will have to...
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PopMech: NASA’s New Private Space Contracts

NASA announced a pair of contracts worth a total of $6.8 billion to Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station in a press conference today. The mission for each...
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RUD at SpaceX

In the trade they call it a rapid unplanned disassembly, or a RUD. That’s an explosion, to us lay people. It happened in the sky over the SpaceX proving ground in McGregor, Texas, when a flight...
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