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Space

Coverage of advances in space exploration that have implications for state and local government. Includes stories about satellites, which are increasingly used to expand the availability of Internet access, as well as to capture images and gather data using sensors to monitor things like environmental conditions and infrastructure needs.

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The crew members, who are healthy and not in any danger, will stay on the station for several additional months because the Russian Soyuz capsule that carried them into space was damaged by a micrometeoroid.
NASA’s budget, part of a $1.7 trillion government spending bill that still needs to be voted on by Congress, is 5.6 percent more than last year's budget. It falls short of the $26 billion requested by the White House.
The business of launching rockets into space is getting more crowded from U.S. shores with Rocket Lab — a company based in Long Beach, Calif. — looking to make its first liftoff before the end of the year.
Construction was set to begin Monday on the new Square Kilometre Array, the largest radio telescope ever, which will scan the skies for aliens and try to see to the very edge of the universe.
The world's most powerful rocket flashed to life recently — blinding onlookers as though staring into the sun — and then released a thunderous roar as it throttled skyward with the power of 160,000 Corvette engines.
From Titusville to Tampa, people across the state of Florida were awoken early Saturday morning to the sound of the SpaceX plane X-37B returning to Earth after a record-breaking 908 days in orbit.
SpaceX has begun constructing a half-million-square-foot building on a rural property in Bastrop, right across the street from where another Elon Musk-owned business venture, The Boring Company, has taken up residence.
A new bipartisan proposal, co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, wants to help keep potentially dangerous debris from orbit in order to protect satellites as well as safeguard astronauts and private space travelers.
At a boarding school in Switzerland, the Rosenberg Space Habitat allows students to explore hands-on what it will take to work, explore and live well on the moon.