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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Rocket Moves Closer to Launch

There’s an easy knock against the space dreams of Jeff Bezos and his rocket company, Blue Origin: In its 24th year of existence, the company has yet to launch a single thing to orbit. Blue Origin’s accomplishments to date are modest — a small vehicle known as New Shepard that takes space tourists and experiments

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Jeff Koons Sculptures Hitch Ride on SpaceX Rocket to the Moon

The American artist Jeff Koons watched as a SpaceX rocket carrying 125 of his miniature moon sculptures and other cargo departed from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida during the early morning on Thursday. SpaceX estimates that a lunar lander, which was designed by Intuitive Machines and separated from the rocket after takeoff, will reach

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After Vulcan Rocket Launches, U.S. Moon Lander Faces Problems

A brand-new rocket lifted off early Monday morning from Cape Canaveral, Fla., sending a robotic spacecraft toward the surface of the moon. The launch of the vehicle, the Vulcan rocket, was flawless. The spacecraft it carried, built by Astrobotic Technology of Pittsburgh, separated 50 minutes into the flight, and its systems powered on successfully. However,

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