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Obama crushes Death Star dreams

Pentagon budget cuts and sequestration finally got real to a portion of America’s populace — the portion that considers a day wielding a light saber…



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MDA lays out 2013 testing plans

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is planning another major flight trial involving multiple targets and multiple interceptors to increasingly challenge its young missile defense…


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NK missile launch a sign of progress

The North Koreans launched a ballistic missile Wednesday and that rocket reportedly carried a satellite into orbit and successfully landed in a targeted splash down…


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Nixon’s ‘moon disaster’ speech

President Nixon’s speech writer wrote a speech in case Neil Armstrong and the rest of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission died on the…



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Pic of the Day: Afternoon on Mars

Let’s celebrate Memorial Day weekend a little bit early with this incredible late afternoon picture of a 14-mile wide crater on Mars that was just…


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Closing the Tech Gap: China’s Spaceplane

That’s right, the rumors appear to be true. Beijing is joining the United States as the only nations with reusable spaceplane designs that are actually…


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Just How Many X-37Bs Are There?

So Air Force Space Command boss Gen. William Shelton gave us a tiny bit more insight into the service’s super secret space spycraft, the X-37B,…



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China Launches its Own GPS Satellites

In case you haven’t noticed, China just put its very own GPS network into service. Dubbed the Beidou system, it recently went active, providing positioning,…


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Who Wants to be an Astronaut?

Yup, NASA’s hiring astronauts. Just make sure you’ve got 1,000 hours in jet aircraft and can fit inside a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Check out this…


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Army Successfully Tests Hypersonic Weapon Design

Well, the Army made it happen, it¬†successfully tested its own hypersonic weapon prototype that could lead to a class of conventionally-armed missiles capable of striking…



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China May Have Hacked U.S. Satellites

In case you haven’t see it, numerous news reports emerged this week claiming China may have messed with two U.S. government satellites ¬†by hacking their…



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Meet the Army’s Tiny Spy Satellite

I was wandering the show floor at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference in Washington when I came across this little guy. It’s…