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Get hype for the first images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

NASA said the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope will be ready for public debut at 10:30 AM ET on July 12.

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Rocket Lab launches NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite on its scouting mission for a lunar space station

NASA’s CAPSTONE mission, which will chart a new orbit around the Moon which will hopefully be used for a future crewed lunar space station, is...

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Watch Rocket Lab launch NASA’s CAPSTONE mission to the moon live

After repeated delays, the microwaved oven-sized CubeSat known as CAPSTONE may finally start its long journey to the moon. With this launch, NASA...

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Max Q: Acronyms rule everything around me

Welcome to Max Q: NASA sees a future for nuclear energy on the moon; Epsilon3 closes funding for space industry OS; News from AWS, SpaceX and more

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At NASA’s Lunabotics competition, students design mining robots for the moon

If this year’s Lunabotics competition is any indication, there’s a bright future ahead for the surface of the moon — and below it. The...

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NASA determines Space Launch System testing complete

The testing campaign for NASA’s super big, super expensive Space Launch System is now complete, the agency declared on Friday. All that’s...

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Daily Crunch: Raba Partnership leads $2.1M seed round for African fintech startup Thepeer

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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NASA taps three companies to design nuclear power plants for the Moon

Nuclear fission may have to overcome a public perception hurdle here on Earth in order to get the funding and development it needs to advance...

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Max Q: Alien encounters

In this issue of Max Q: A micrometeoroid ping heard around the galaxy; SpaceX cargo resupply delay; News from Rocket Lab, United Launch Alliance, and...

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NASA assembles a UFO research team to study ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’

NASA has announced the formation of a study team dedicated to UFOs—or unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), as they’ve been rebranded to shed...

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Max Q: Mines and metals

TechCrunch presents Max Q, a weekly roundup of space news

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Starliner returns to Earth after a successful first trip to ISS

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft has successfully touched down at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico after ferrying a load of supplies to...

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NASA awards $2 million to moonshot solar sail project

The concept of solar sails is not particularly new — just check out the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2, French startup Gama or NASA’s...

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Max Q: Insertion burn

TechCrunch presents Max Q, a weekly roundup of space news

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Watch Boeing’s make it or break it Starliner launch today

After years of setbacks and technical snafus, Boeing’s Starliner orbital spacecraft is returning to the launch pad. The aerospace giant will...

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Max Q: Near and far

TechCrunch presents Max Q, a weekly roundup of space news

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Astra’s playing the long game

In a time when every rocket launch is livestreamed on Youtube, millions of people get a front row seat to a space company’s successes and failures....

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Canoo warns it may not have enough funds to bring EVs to market

During Canoo's Q1 2022 earnings, the company said it may not have enough cash to keep up its business, which might affect EV deliveries for NASA...

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Max Q: Rocket booster, meet helicopter

TechCrunch presents Max Q, a weekly roundup of space news

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Max Q: Hold fire

TechCrunch presents Max Q, a weekly roundup of space news

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Launcher shows off its 3D-printed rocket doing a full-scale burn

Rocket engines are tough pieces of hardware to build, but it's possible that 3D printing them could be the next big thing.

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Max Q: Mapping the moon

Max Q: The weekly space newsletter from TechCrunch

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NASA grants $279M to six private satcom providers, including $70M for SpaceX

NASA is deepening its relationship with the commercial space industry, announcing $278.5 million in funding for six American satellite communications...

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Aeva and NASA want to map the Moon with lidar-powered KNaCK pack

As humanity prepares to return to the Moon (“to stay,” as they remind us constantly), there’s a lot of infrastructure that needs to...

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Max Q: One small step for man

Welcome back to Max Q. In this issue: Axiom Space's first mission to the ISS, Astranis buys a dedicated Falcon 9 flight, A week with founder and...

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Watch Axiom Space send crew of 4 to the International Space Station in historic mission

If you needed any more convincing that we’ve entered a new era of human spaceflight, this mission should finally settle it for you....

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NASA finds two new space-based ways to track climate change

NASA announced the results of two space-based studies observing climate change across the planet.

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