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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.’” 

June is Pride Month, and while Stonewall National Monument shares the unforgettable story of the 1969 riots year-round, this year kicks off a special countdown to World Pride in 2019. This annual event, which will be hosted by New York City in 2019, is the largest global Pride celebration. It …

Federal Government Resources Used to Promote LGBT Pride

June is wrapping up but it is not too late to look back on what official resources federal agencies have used to celebrate LGBT Pride Month. Just exactly how much time and money have been allocated is not clear and this is just a sampling of agencies in the expansive federal bureaucracy.

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Fact Check: Elon Musk Is Not Paying to Run SpaceX – Taxpayers Are

At a recent campaign rally, President Trump suggested that the U.S. let “rich guys” like Elon Musk pay to develop new rockets and further space exploration using their own money — the only problem is that SpaceX uses taxpayer money for many of its launches.