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FAA clears Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo for flight after probe into July incident

Virgin Galactic is cleared to resume flights of its SpaceShipTwo space plane, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Wednesday, after capping a safety investigation into issues that came up during the company’s July flight carrying its founder Richard Branson. During that mission, SpaceShipTwo strayed from its designated airspace on its descent from space, and Virgin Galactic didn’t…
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NASA Robots Compete in DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge Final

. NASA Robots Compete in DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge Final Led by NASA JPL, Team CoSTAR will participate in the SubT final this week to demonstrate multi-robot autonomy in a series of tests in extreme environments. Eight teams featuring dozens of robots from more than 30 institutions, including NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern…
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starlink internet service leaving beta in October

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday that the company’s Starlink satellite internet network would come out of its open beta phase next month. That’s two months later than the August date Musk gave at Mobile World Congress, when he also said he expected the service to have “possibly over 500,000 users within 12 months.” The Starlink system calls for a constellation of nearly 12,000…
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