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August 26, 2016
The sky's no limit for young space professionals
McLean VA (SPX) Aug 26, 2016
Where once it was enough to develop revolutionary technology to send into space, now there is increased emphasis on protecting that technology once it gets into orbit. "We're going through a renaissance," Lt. Gen Jay Raymond told a group of young space professionals at a July 14 conference in Washington. "That renaissance is fueled by the need to protect and defend these ... space capabilities that we have been so reliant on." In "renaissance," Raymond, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff ... read more

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Grandpa astronaut breaks US space record
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Chinese sci-fi prepares to master the universe
On Sunday, a second Chinese author received the prestigious Hugo Award for science fiction, this time in the category of best novelette. Hao Jingfang, author of "Folding Beijing," won the awar ... more

The first autonomous, entirely soft robot
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Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

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New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

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NASA selects university partners for Small Spacecraft Collaboration
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China unveils Mars probe, rover for ambitious 2020 mission
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