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International Space Station Gets Special Delivery for Easter

A spacecraft launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia last week has reached in the International Space Station with special supplies just in time for Easter weekend.

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SpaceX Picks Texas Border City Over Los Angeles to Build Mars Ship

SpaceX, the space exploration firm founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, announced Wednesday it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in South Texas and not at the Port of Los Angeles, a decision made to streamline operations, the Hawthorne, California-based company said in a statement.

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Queen Guitarist Pens Song to Celebrate NASA’s Historic Flyby

Science and music came together in a once-in-a-lifetime way at the dawn of the New Year as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) celebrated its New Horizons spacecraft’s flyby of an object dubbed Ultima Thule four billion miles from Earth and Queen guitarist and astrophysicist penned a song to mark the occasion.

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China Objects After Taiwanese President Makes Historic NASA Visit

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen paid a visit to NASA’s fabled Johnson Space Center in Houston on Sunday, making her the first sitting president of Taiwan to visit an American government facility on U.S. soil. The Chinese were predictably outraged.

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Virgil: The Washington Post, and Axios, Follow in the Footsteps of Breitbart News

The headline in Axios on August 8 demanded attention: “Sputnik moment for U.S. military.”  For his part, Virgil paid particularly close attention, since he published a piece with virtually the same headline, for Breitbart News, back on September 16, 2017: “The Threat from China — America’s New ‘Sputnik Moment.’” 

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