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William Anders, astronaut who took the famous ‘Earthrise’ photo, dies at 90 | TechCrunch

William Anders, astronaut who took the famous ‘Earthrise’ photo, dies at 90 | TechCrunch

William A. Anders, the astronaut behind perhaps the single most famous photo of our planet, has died at the age of 90. On Friday morning, Anders was piloting a small plane that went down in the water near Roche Harbor, Wash. His son Greg Confirmed his death. Anders retired from the Air Force Reserve as […]

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Boeing Starliner's first crewed mission scrubbed | TechCrunch

Boeing Starliner's first crewed mission scrubbed | TechCrunch

Boeing Starliner Tonight's launch has been postponed “out of an abundance of caution” two hours before the historic lift-off. The Atlas V rocket's upper stage is reportedly scrubbing due to a problem with the oxygen relief valve. There are backup launch opportunities on May 7, 10 and 11. After years of delays and a cost […]

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NASA orders studies from private space companies on Mars mission support roles | TechCrunch

NASA orders studies from private space companies on Mars mission support roles | TechCrunch

Mars exploration has always been the exclusive domain of national space agencies, but NASA is trying to change that. Awarding a dozen research projects to private companies In view of commercial support for future missions to the Red Planet. It's the second time in a month that the agency has expressed interest in more or […]

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