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Duncan is a science and technology reporter for CDN and serves as the lead geek correspondent. Follow him if you like rockets, mobile tech, video games or ... just about anything nerdy.

Watch: SpaceX Launches ArabSat-6A on Falcon Heavy Rocket

On Thursday, April 11 at 6:35 p.m. EDT, Falcon Heavy launched the Arabsat-6A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite was deployed approximately 34 minutes after liftoff. Following booster separation, Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters landed at SpaceX’s Landing Zones 1 and 2 (LZ-1 and LZ-2) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ...

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United Launch Alliance Plans Purpose-Built Vulcan Centaur for National Security Space Missions in 2021

First Flight Hardware Being Manufactured and Launch on Track for 2021Centennial, Colo. (April 8, 2019) – Today, United Launch Alliance (ULA) CEO Tory Bruno gave an update on the continued progress of the Vulcan Centaur during a ULA media event at the 35th Space Symposium. “As the nation faces growing threats in the space environment, ULA is unleashing the energy ...

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches WGS-10 Mission

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 15, 2019) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the tenth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite for the U.S. Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 on March 15 at 8:26 p.m. EDT. ULA has been the exclusive launch provider for all ten WGS satellites. (WATCH: ULA WGS-10 Launch ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch WGS-10 for U.S. Air Force [Live Stream and details]

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 13, 2019) — A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket is in final preparations to launch the tenth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The launch is planned during a three-hour window on March 15 between 6:56 p.m. EDT and 9:05 p.m. EDT at Space Launch Complex-37 from ...

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Watch: SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Splashes Down in the Atlantic

Crew Dragon undocked from the International Space Station early Friday morning and splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on March 8 at 5:45 a.m. PST, completing the spacecraft’s first mission to the Space Station. Crew Dragon Descent and Splashdown NASA Webcast Source: SpaceX, NASA Content created by Conservative Daily News is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit ...

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SpaceX Docked Its ‘Crew Dragon’ Capsule with the Space Station This Weekend

At 2:49 a.m. EST on March 2, SpaceX launched Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight without crew on board the spacecraft is intended to demonstrate SpaceX’s capabilities to safely and reliably fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew ...

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SpaceX: Nusantara Satu and SpaceIL mission

On Thursday, February 21 at 8:45 p.m. EST, SpaceX launched the Nusantara Satu satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Falcon 9 also delivered the Beresheet lunar spacecraft and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) S5 spacecraft to orbit. Deployments occurred at approximately 33 and 44 minutes after liftoff. Falcon 9’s first stage for ...

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United Launch Alliance to Launch Three National Security Space Missions for the Pentagon

Centennial, Colo., Feb. 19, 2019 – The United States Air Force announced today that United Launch Alliance (ULA) was awarded a firm, fixed-price contract to launch three missions on the company’s Atlas V rocket. This contract resulted from a competitive award under the Air Force’s Phase 1A procurement strategy. “ULA is honored to be selected to launch three missions in ...

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Watch: Why SpaceX Built A Stainless Steel Starship

Despite advances in materials over the past 70 years, SpaceX chose stainless steel for the Starhopper rocket. Many modern rockets use aluminum alloys in construction so why did SpaceX choose the heavier material? YouTube channel Real Engineering takes a shot at explaining the logic behind the decision. Content created by Conservative Daily News is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. ...

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Nearly 7 In 10 Retirees Say They Live As Well Or Better In Retirement Than During Their Working Years

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More than two-thirds of retirees say they live as well or better in retirement as they did when they were working, according to a recent study focused on retirees conducted by T. Rowe Price. Meanwhile, only 39 percent of current workers believe they will live as well or better in retirement. The study, “Retirement Savings and Spending: Behaviors and Attitudes Toward ...

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SpaceX to Launch Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-16) Sunday

Packed with about two tons of cargo and science, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Sunday, January 13. A parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean occurred at about 9:10 p.m. PST, just west of Baja California. That same evening, a recovery team secured Dragon on a boat for the return trip to the Port of Los Angeles, ...

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Watch: SpaceX Launches IRIDIUM-8 Mission

On Friday, January 11 at 7:31 a.m. PST, 15:31 UTC, SpaceX successfully launched the eighth and final set of satellites in a series of 75 total satellites for Iridium’s next-generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Falcon 9’s first stage delivered the second stage to its targeted orbit followed by deployment of all 10 Iridium NEXT satellites approximately 1 hour and ...

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NASA to send three astronauts to International Space Station Monday [video]

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Three space travelers, including two astronauts on their first flight, are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Monday, Dec. 3 for a six-and-a-half month mission. Live coverage will air on NASA Television, the agency’s website and in the stream below. At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Anne McClain of NASA, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, and Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos are preparing to launch aboard the Soyuz MS-11 ...

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Study: U.S. Biology Textbooks Present Business in a Negative Light

Biology textbooks used in introductory college courses across the country present an overwhelmingly negative picture of businesses, according to a new study from Bentley University’s Center for Integration of Science and Industry. This may alienate students pursuing business careers from fully engaging in science education at a time when scientific literacy is increasingly important for U.S. businesses to compete in the ...

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Holy Crap! Inception, yeah like the movie, is REAL [video]

If you’ve seen Inception, the blockbuster movie based on the idea that false ideas can be implanted in people’s heads and they will believe them, you’ll recognize this psychological experiment in which subjects are convinced that something happened to them even though it never did. Watch Dr. Julia Shaw’s segment on implanting false memories from the NOVA PBC documentary “Memory Hackers”.

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