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https://lifeboat.com/blog/2024/03/zero-boil-off-tank-experiments-to-enable-long-duration-space-exploration
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Do we have enough fuel to get to our destination? This is probably one of the first questions that comes to mind whenever your family gets ready to embark on a road trip. If the trip is long, you will need to visit gas stations along your route to refuel during your travel. NASA is grappling with similar issues as it gets ready to embark on a sustainable mission back to the moon and plans future missions to Mars.
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https://www.juancole.com/2024/03/treating-disaster-convention.html
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( Tomdispatch.com ) - It's been almost two months since the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to stop killing Gazans and destroying their means of subsistence. So let's look back and ask (1) how Israel has responded to its "orders," and (2) how hard the Biden administration has pushed...
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https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Cygnus_spacecraft_arrives_at_space_station_with_8200_pounds_of_cargo_999.html
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Spacedaily
The International Space Station received more than 8,200 pounds of supplies and science experiments on Thursday after Northrup Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft successfully docked with the orbiting laboratory. NASA astronaut Loral O'Hara snared the spaceship with the ISS's robotic arm to complete the docking with fellow astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli serving as a backup, NASA said.
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https://phys.org/news/2024-04-space-scientists-sensors-spotlight-sun.html
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Small, low-cost sensors developed by space scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas to study the Earth's upper atmosphere recently—and unexpectedly—provided information about the sun, something the devices were not designed to do.







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https://sofrep.com/news/usaf-f22-kadena-afb/
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F-22 Raptors returned to a strategically important base in the Western Pacific, the US Air Force (USAF) announced last Friday, April 5th. The thunderous roar of F-22 Raptor engines once again echoes across Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. This recent deployment of the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadron Raptors marks a significant return to the strategically vital base, reigniting discussions about America's airpower strategy in the face of rising tensions with China.
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https://www.energy-daily.com/reports/KULR_Technology_Secures_Key_Contract_with_Nanoracks_to_Boost_Space_Battery_Innovation_999.html
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KULR Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE American: KULR), a leader in lithium-ion battery safety and thermal management, has been awarded a significant contract by Nanoracks, a Voyager Space Exploration Segment entity. The deal, valued at over $865,000, signifies a major step forward in the development of advanced space batteries, set to enhance Voyager's CubeSat operations.
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https://www.economist.com/interactive/science-and-technology/2024/02/05/cheap-racing-drones-offer-precision-warfare-at-scale
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How cheap drones are transforming warfare in Ukraine First Person View drones have achieved near mythical status on the front lines
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https://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/air-france-boosts-sustainable-fuel-fund-for-paris-2024/
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Air France, a proud partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has unveiled a commitment to double every customer's contribution to its "Environment-sustainable aviation fuels" program during the event. Starting today, this pledge will be automatically applied to any travel booked for the period between July 18 and September 2024, to any destination within mainland France and French Polynesia.
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https://www.army-technology.com/news/iai-long-term-deal-with-czech-republic-to-safeguard-mmr-radar-systems/
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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has solidified a partnership with the Czech Ministry of Defence, sealing a 20-year contract to safeguard the longevity of the country's Mission Multirole Radar (MMR) systems.





In June 2023, Israel Aerospace Industries successfully tested MMR radars for...
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https://www.space.com/space-command-conflict-in-space-deterrence-kathleen-hicks
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Space
U.military leaders keep stressing that space is the battlefield of the future. The latest statements that continue this orbital saber-rattling came during a change-of-command ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs on Jan. 10. During the ceremony, leadership of U.Space Command changed from Gen.
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https://www.cheknews.ca/b-c-funds-studies-aimed-at-net-zero-airports-sustainable-fuel-options-1196168/
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A new study will collect carbon emissions data from British Columbia's regional airports with the goal of getting all airports in the province to net-zero by 2030. The study is part of the $875,000 announced by the government for research aimed at making the airline industry more environmentally sustainable after the province signed a memorandum of understanding with Vancouver's airport.
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https://www.c4isrnet.com/artificial-intelligence/2024/03/06/army-chooses-palantir-to-build-next-generation-targeting-system/
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The U.S. Army selected Palantir Technologies to develop the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node — a next-generation, software-centric ground system.Under the $178 million deal, announced March 6, Denver-based Palantir will build 10 TITAN ground stations, designed to help the Army connect...
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https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/BlackStar_Orbital_to_open_new_spacecraft_manufacturing_facility_in_Sierra_Vista_by_2026_999.html
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Spacedaily
BlackStar Orbital Technologies Corporation has announced plans to establish a cutting-edge engineering and manufacturing facility in Sierra Vista, Arizona. This strategic development is set to significantly enhance the company's production capabilities, particularly for its innovative BlackStar Spacecraft-a hybrid design blending the functionalities of satellites with the versatility of spaceplanes.
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https://phys.org/news/2024-02-space-motion-sickness.html
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Phys
In a corner room of the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building at CU Boulder, Torin Clark is about to go for a ride.






The associate professor straps himself into what looks like an intimidating dentist's chair perched on metal scaffolding,...
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https://ask.metafilter.com/379346/I-hope-space-is-awesome-dad
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A long time ago, he told me that he wished to have his body be sent to space when he dies. We talked about how if I ever get rich and famous, I could treat him to some sort of space travel thing like on Virgin Galactic. We swapped links about outer space news all the time. He was looking forward to the future where we could live on Mars.
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https://www.islamicity.org/101128/constitutional-crisis-the-president-on-thin-ice-three-strikes-and-youre-out/
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https://electrek.co/2024/03/01/doroni-unveils-production-intent-h1-x-evtol-personal-air-travel-video/
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Young urban air mobility (UAM) developer Doroni Aerospace is stepping out of the shadows and into the eVTOL startup with the official reveal of its flagship aircraft - the H1-X. The two-seat eVTOL was showcased during a livestream event today and is damn close to being market-ready, touting some...
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2024/04/02/iran-national-airline-run-islamic-revolutionary-guards/
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Before his appointment, he was the aviation commander for the IRGC's Air and Space force, and had flown Soviet-era Ilyushin-76 transport planes between Iran and Syria to deliver supplies to its Quds Force helping to prop up President Bashar al-Assad's regime.The Iranian special forces unit has...
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https://www.neowin.net/news/uk-space-agency-to-spend-74-million-on-moon-mars-and-venus-projects/
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Neowin
The UK Space Agency (UKSA) has announced £7.4 million in funding for several projects that will ensure the country plays a part in global space missions to the Moon, Mars, and Venus in the coming years. The funding will allow various UK institutions to work with the likes of ISRO (Indian space agency) and NASA (American space agency).
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https://www.futurity.org/light-powered-pacemaker-3183152/
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https://www.al.com/business/2024/04/this-airline-is-changing-how-it-boards-passengers.html
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Delta Air Lines is changing its boarding process in an effort to speed up loading passengers onto planes.The airline is introducing numbered boarding zones for all flights, reports CBS News. The new policy means that customers will have a zone number assigned to them instead of boarding groups...