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Amazon to invest $10 bn in space-based internet system

WASHINGTON: Amazon says it will invest $10 billion for its planned space-based internet delivery system after winning US regulatory approval to deploy more than 3,000 low-orbit satellites. The US tech giant said on Thursday it is moving forward with its Project Kuiper, one of several systems planned to bring internet ...

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NASA investigating first crime committed in space

NEW YORK: Space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space. Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife’s private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Times said. The astronaut’s ...

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Researchers send bacteria for mining rocks in space

LONDON: Other than sending animals and robots up to International Space Station, researchers have also sent bacteria aimed to mine space rocks for future missions. Scientists have recently sent 18 various strains of bacteria to the ISS in order to determine if the mineral-leaching microbes could benefit astronauts mine space ...

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First space tourist flights could come in 2019

(AFP) WASHINGTON: The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights – though neither has set a firm date. Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, by Amazon creator Jeff Bezos, ...

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