NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Landsat 9 Mission

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NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC (ULS) of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the Landsat 9 mission. The mission is currently targeted for a contract launch date of June 2021, while protecting for the ability to launch as early as December 2020, on an Atlas V 401 rocket from Space Launch Complex 3E at Vandenberg Air For

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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Sentinel-6A Mission

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NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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50 years ago, engineers tried catching commercial planes in nets

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Fifty years ago, aviation experts tried helping commercial aircraft come to a stop during landing by catching them in massive nets. The idea crash-landed for commercial flights, but it’s still used in the military.

The next wave of bird flu could be worse than ever

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Deadly bird flu can pass between ferrets through the air.

Laws to protect athletes’ brains do reduce concussions — eventually

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Recurrent concussions among high school athletes went down about 2½ years after traumatic brain injury laws were on the books, a new study finds.