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ULA, workers union agree on new contract

Christopher Paul May 20th, 2018 Rather than being concerned about economic issues, members of the International Machinists and Aerospace Association said the nearly two-week strike, which ended May 19, 2018, which is about fairness in terms of mandatory Travel, overtime and other issues. Photo credit: Michael Howard / SpaceFlight Insider The Dispute between United Launch Alliance (ULA) and employees that …

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China launches a satellite to explore the dark side of the moon: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China launched a relay satellite on Monday to establish a communications link between Earth and a planned lunar probe designed to explore the dark side of the moon, official Xinhua News Agency said. FILE PHOTO – A full moon is seen during a lunar eclipse in Beijing, China, on January 31, 2018. REUTERS / Jason Lee Xinhua …

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China launches a satellite to explore the dark side of the moon: Xinhua

FILE PHOTO – A full moon is seen during a lunar eclipse in Beijing Thomson Reuters SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China launched a relay satellite on Monday designed to establish a communication link between Earth and a planned lunar probe designed to explore the dark side of the moon, official Xinhua News Agency said. [1659005] Citing the China National Space Administration, …

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Orbital ATK prepares cargo ship for launch to space station – Space Now

Ground personnel load the Cygnus Supply Ship prior to its trip to the International Space Station, which is scheduled to start on Monday. Credit: Orbital ATK Orbital ATK prepared an enhanced Antares rocket for launch on Monday from Wallops Island, Virginia, to deliver more than 3 tons of crew material, scientific equipment, spare parts and three small satellites to the …

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The immense pressure in a proton

The pressure within the particles that make up each atom in the universe could, according to new measurements, be greater than the pressure observed in the densest stars. Scientists from the Jefferson Lab in Virginia have recently calculated the pressure in the protons – these are our atoms. And the result is pretty shocking: it would be higher than the …

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Chinese private company launches first space rocket

A SUBORBITAL rocket was launched Thursday by a start-up in China's burgeoning commercial aerospace industry, as private companies followed its dominant American rival on its heels. OneSpace, the Beijing-based company behind the launch, is one of dozens of Chinese rivals jostling for a slice of the global space industry, estimated by the Bank of America's Merrill Lynch at about $ …

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NASA grapples with what has to do with the International Space Station after 2024 – Spaceflight Now

Bill Gerstenmaier, Deputy Administrator of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Directorate (left), and Paul Martin, NASA's General Inspector (right), testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness on May 16. Credit: NASA / Joel Kowsky Legislators last week challenged the Trump administration's proposal to end direct support to the International Space Station by the US government in 2025, …

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SpaceX Falcon 9 launched a static fire in front of Iridium NEXT-6 / GRACE-FO mission

SpaceX conducted a static fire investigation with its Falcon 9 rocket, which was launched for the second time in May at Vandenberg Flying Force Base, Golden State. This particular Falcon 9 rocket consists of the aeronautical core 1043, which introduced the categorized "Zuma" target in January 2018. The missile will safely release 5 Iridium NEXT satellites for Iridium Communications and …

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The Earth experiences the 400th consecutive month warmer than the average

Earth has had rising and above-average temperatures for 33 years. According to recent reports from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's monthly global climate report, this is the 400th month in a row that the monthly averages are warmer than usual. The last time the Earth had a cooler than the average month was in 1984, when US President Ronald …

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