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  • SpaceX wins $130 million Air Force contract

    SpaceX wins $130 million Air Force contract

    SpaceX has won a $130 million contract to launch the Air Force Space Command-52 satellite, with at least some of the mission to be done on Florida’s Space Coast. Work will be performed at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., Kennedy Space Center and McGregor, Texas, and is expected to be...

  • 'Space Force': Trump proposes new military branch

    'Space Force': Trump proposes new military branch

    President Donald Trump announced plans for the creation of a separate “Space Force” branch of the military on Monday, despite America’s years-long reliance on Russia to send astronauts into orbit. “We must have American dominance in space,” Trump said at a meeting of the National Space Council....

  • SpaceX hopes to launch 4,000 satellites, mostly from Florida, NASA report says

    SpaceX hopes to launch 4,000 satellites, mostly from Florida, NASA report says

    SpaceX has plans to launch more than 4,000 satellites, the majority of which will head into space from the Space Coast, according to an environmental impact study done by the Elon Musk-led company and NASA. If it comes to fruition, the work would further solidify Cape Canaveral as the world’s busiest...

  • Filmmaker Ridley Scott designs launch patch for CASIS missions

    Filmmaker Ridley Scott designs launch patch for CASIS missions

    The acclaimed director of space-based science fiction films like “Alien,” “Blade Runner” and “The Martian” has put his touches on a mission patch for a research lab that does work for NASA. Ridley Scott, who received an Academy Award nomination in 2016 for “The Martian,” created a patch that will...

  • 'First Man' movie trailer: Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong

    'First Man' movie trailer: Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong

    After getting a first look at the Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man,” it’s hard not to get excited. Starring Ryan Gosling as Armstrong and directed by Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle, the film promises both a look at the life of the astronaut and the mission that made him the first man on the...

  • SpaceX wants to build rocket-processing facility on Space Coast

    SpaceX wants to build rocket-processing facility on Space Coast

    SpaceX wants to bring more of its reusable rocket program to the Space Coast, according to an environmental impact study filed last month. The proposal would pave the way for an eventual opening of a 32,000-square-foot launch and landing control center, a 133,000-square-foot facility to refurbish...

Health

  • Tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder

    Tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder

    A belt that wraps around your stomach and listens for the telltale sounds of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may make it easier to spot the notoriously elusive disease. "IBS is difficult to diagnose because it affects the function of the gut, rather than causing an obvious physical change," explained...

  • NIH halts alcohol study involving Johns Hopkins and other researchers

    NIH halts alcohol study involving Johns Hopkins and other researchers

    The National Institutes of Health has halted funding of a highly criticized $100 million study involving Johns Hopkins researchers that looked at whether one drink of alcohol a day can decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes because the lead researcher and some agency employees were too...

  • Border separations could have traumatic impact on children, doctors say

    Border separations could have traumatic impact on children, doctors say

    Forcibly separating the children of undocumented immigrants from their parents at the border sets up those children for lifelong psychological and health consequences,​ pediatricians and other health professionals are warning. The odds already are higher that these children could suffer from depression,...

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