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Undisclosed medical reasons have ruled out NASA astronaut Eric Boe's planned flight on the first crewed space mission for Boeing's Starliner space taxi. Fellow astronaut Mike Fincke will go in his place. https://www.geekwire.com/2019/nasa-shuffles-crew-boeing-starliner-space-taxis-test-flight-due-medical-issue/
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Alaska Airlines says it's postponing the start of service from Everett's Paine Field to March 4, but acknowledges even that date is iffy due to the government shutdown. https://www.geekwire.com/2019/shutdown-forces-months-delay-counting-alaska-airlines-paine-field-flights/
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After a string of delays, Blue Origin says it's less than 24 hours away from launching its New Shepard spaceship with NASA-funded payloads (but no people) on board: https://www.geekwire.com/2019/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-space-venture-resets-new-shepard-test-launch-snag/
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A year after they were deployed, a squadron of underwater research robots is still on the job in the waters off Antarctica (except for one that's gone missing in action). https://www.geekwire.com/2019/seagoing-robots-survive-year-probing-climate-changes-effects-antarctic-ice/
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In the latest installment of GeekWire's "Bot or Not" series, we focus on the wrangling between Boeing and union leaders over how automation will affect the jobs of quality inspectors. https://www.geekwire.com/2019/boeing-machinists-union-tussle-automation-will-affect-quality-assurance/
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Check out these highlights from last night's lunar eclipse, a.k.a. the Super Blood Wolf Moon ... or is that the Full Blood God Death Night Lord Wild Beast Moon? https://www.geekwire.com/2019/photographers-get-super-views-super-blood-wolf-moon-eclipse-even-seattle/
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REMINDER: Tonight's the night for that so-called "Super Blood Wolf Moon," more accurately known as a total lunar eclipse. Will it be seen in Super Gray Cloudy Seattle? Watch the skies! https://www.geekwire.com/2019/american-lunar-eclipse-will-darken-moon-brighten-spirits-skies-clear/
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Jeff Bezos laid out the philosophy behind his space effort last night during a glitzy Beverly Hills awards ceremony for the Living Legends of Aviation. And I was there, along with movie stars like John Travolta and Harrison Ford. https://www.geekwire.com/2019/jeff-bezos-going-space-vs-making-earth-better-shouldnt-either/
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It's been a long time coming, but the NROL-71 spy satellite finally got its fiery Delta 4 Heavy rocket launch today. https://www.geekwire.com/2019/delta-4-rocket-launches-nrol-71-spy-satellite-months-worth-delays/
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Stratolaunch says it's discontinuing its programs to develop a new PGA rocket engine and a lineup of launch vehicles, in order to focus on the world's biggest airplane. https://www.geekwire.com/2019/stratolaunch-layoffs/
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