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China to launch 'core module' for space station around 2018
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BEIJING China will launch a "core module" for its first space station some time around 2018, a senior official told the state-run Xinhua news agency on Thursday, part of the country's plan to have a permanent manned space station in service around 2022.

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Iran Conducts Space Launch
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Iran this week conducted the first launch of a new rocket that the Pentagon views as a key element of Tehran's effort to build long-range missiles. The launch of the Simorgh space launch vehicle on Tuesday was judged by U.S. intelligence agencies to be …

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Growing launch activity lifts Space Coast bars, businesses
www.orlandosentinel.com
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The business is sorely needed on the Space Coast. In 2011, it saw a sort of double whammy, as the shuttle program's closure coincided with a historic national recession. The end of the shuttle alone resulted in 7,000 to 10,000 lost jobs on the Space …

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'Rocket Girls,' soaring tale of women who helped launch space race
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After six decades in space, we're still inclined to label satellites “man-made” spacecraft as if it were the 1950s, when people were startled by the reality of metal cylinders with names like Sputnik, Vanguard and Explorer soaring over their heads.

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US Air Force commander warns on space launch 'bubble'
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The US Air Force's most senior space commander, General John Hyten, has voiced concerns about the rush of new operators in commercial space launches, warning there could be a “bubble” in the sector. Gen Hyten also expressed veiled concerns about …

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Meet the 3 African-American female scientists who helped launch the space race
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Taraji P. Henson ("Empire") will star alongside Octavia Spencer ("The Help") and musician Janelle Monae in a film that follows the journeys of three African-American mathematicians who worked at NASA during the space race. "Hidden Figures," which is …

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