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Russia's Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on May 29, 2014.

Photograph by Kirill Kudryavrsev/AFP via Getty Images

Russia's Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on May 29, 2014.

U.S.-Russian Space Industry: ‘Business as Usual’

Apollo 11 was launched to the Moon 35 years ago on this date. Today, the U.S. can’t get astronauts to the International Space Station or put large military satellites into orbit without Russian help. With the retirement of the shuttle...

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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Inc. known as SpaceX, during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Photograph by Brendan Hoffman/Bloomberg

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Inc. known as SpaceX, during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Tesla’s Musk: Building a Better Astronaut ‘Trampoline?’

Threatened retaliation is the stuff of cold wars. In the international debate over sanctions against Russia — with the Obama administration more eager than European leaders to ratchet up the pressure — the interdependence of those nations formerly known as...

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The International Space Station (ISS) over Miami, taken from the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Photograph by Commander DomInic Gorie/NASA

The International Space Station (ISS) over Miami, taken from the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

NASA: May the Best Kids’ Code Win

NASA plans to upload code developed by teens to control bowling ball-sized satellites aboard the International Space Station. The off-the-wall experiment tomorrow is part of a contest sponsored by the elite Pentagon research unit known as the Defense Advanced Research...

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