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At its re:Mars conference, Amazon today announced that it quietly sent one of its AWS Snowcone edge computing and storage devices into space on the Axiom mission to the International Space Station. For the most part, this was an off-the-shelf Snowcone, which AWS already built to be rugged enough to…

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Max Q: Insertion burn

TechCrunch presents Max Q, a weekly roundup of space news

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Max Q: Rocket booster, meet helicopter

TechCrunch presents Max Q, a weekly roundup of space news

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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. Houston-based startup Axiom Space will be launching the first fully private crewed mission to the International Space Station on Friday, the start of a ten-day m…

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SpaceX, Northrop Grumman to resupply the ISS through 2026

NASA ordered six additional resupply missions for the ISS

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NASA extends SpaceX’s Commercial Crew contract by three missions for $900 million

NASA announced today that it has officially awarded SpaceX the Crew-7, Crew-8, and Crew-9 missions to the International Space Station, bringing SpaceX’s total Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract to $3.49 billion. The original $2.6 billion contract was issued to SpaceX in 201…

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Watch SpaceX launch four Crew-3 astronauts for NASA

Just two days after SpaceX safely returned four astronauts from the International Space Station, it’s sending another quartet to orbit. Check out the launch live on the video above — SpaceX will start providing coverage from 4:45 PM EDT, with liftoff scheduled for 9:03 PM EDT. You can also wa…

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The Googler who came to monetize space

Axiom Space, builder of the next International Space Station, recruited Tejpaul Bhatia to become its first chief revenue officer, responsible for the growth and monetization of the space ecosystem.

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Gitai successfully demos autonomous robot inside the International Space Station

Tokyo space startup Gitai Japan successfully conducted a technology demonstration of its autonomous robotic arm inside the International Space Station last week, a key milestone as the company prepares to provide robotics as a service in space. The S1 robotic arm performed two tasks: operating cabl…

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Walmart is acquiring Memomi, an AR startup powering virtual try-on for eyewear

Walmart is expanding its array of virtual try-on services for shoppers with today’s news that it’s planning to acquire Memomi, an AR optical tech company and current Walmart partner offering virtual try-on experience for eyewear. Deal terms were not disclosed, but Memomi has enabled dig…

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Venture studio Adanian Labs fuels startup growth in Africa

The venture studio targets to help build 300 next-generation startups over the next five years.

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