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Trump moving closer to goal of creating Space Force

World / Politics Feb 20, 2019

Trump moving closer to goal of creating Space Force

President Donald Trump is moving closer toward his goal of creating a Space Force, just not as the separate military department he envisioned. The Space Force instead will begin as part of the Air Force — similar to how the Marine Corps is part of ...

Israel's first lunar mission to launch this week

World Feb 19, 2019

Israel's first lunar mission to launch this week

Israel will launch its first moon mission this week, sending an unmanned spacecraft to collect data to be shared with NASA, organizers said Monday. The 585-kg Beresheet (Genesis) spacecraft is to lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Friday. Israel Aerospace ...

Test of cleaning space junk harpoons target

World / Science & Health Feb 16, 2019

Test of cleaning space junk harpoons target

A harpoon flung from a satellite has successfully captured a piece of pretend space junk, like a whale. The British-led experiment is part of an effort to clean up debris in orbit. The University of Surrey's Guglielmo Aglietti said Friday that the steel-tipped harpoon scored a ...