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Bezos wins a round in the billionaire space race

Sep 18, 2014
The billionaire's space venture Blue Origin announced a new partnership with NASA.
Posted In: space, Elon Musk, Russia

Space tourism: Still for the future, New Mexico learns

Jun 27, 2014
Virgin Galactic hopes to bring space and terrestrial tourists to New Mexico.
Posted In: New Mexico, space, space travel
LDSD's Rocket-powered Test Vehicle

NASA's flying saucers hopefully won't be a smash hit

Jun 11, 2014
It's a bird! It's a plane! Actually, it's NASA's flying saucer.
Posted In: NASA, mars, space

Traveling to space? There's an agent for that

May 2, 2014
Roughly 100 travel agents work as "accredited space agents" to sell seats for Virgin Galactic.
Posted In: space, space tourism, Virgin Galactic

Alien technology, SXSW, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Mar 7, 2014
Marketplace Tech is talking to Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Posted In: space exploration, space, universe, Tech, technology

How does NASA get to Mars? By capturing an asteroid

Sep 9, 2013
NASA wants to capture an asteroid and send astronauts to train on it for Mars. Congress is skeptical.
Posted In: NASA, space, asteroid

Two new applications for big data

Sep 2, 2013
Leveraging massive amounts of computing power to predict weather and explore the galaxy.
Posted In: big data, supercomputer, weather, space

How close are we to a real-life 'Elysium'?

Aug 9, 2013
In anticipation of this weekend's big sci-fi epic, a look at how close we are to building a real-life space colony.
Posted In: space, movies

Paypal gets intergalactic, planetary with space payments

Jun 27, 2013
PayPal wants to get into space payments. Space tourism is possibly a thing of the near future -- the company Virgin has scheduled its first consumer space flight for the end of this year.
Posted In: space, paypal

Blastoff! Talking robot Kirobo to head off to space

Jun 27, 2013
This fall, a "humanoid communication robot" called Kirobo will travel to the International Space Station to keep astronauts company.
Posted In: robot, space, space exploration, astronaut

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