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Alan Boyle
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It's nice to have a spy camera in Martian orbit to find out who's leaving their cast-off space junk on the surface. https://www.geekwire.com/2018/nasa-orbiter-spots-insight-lander-junked-hardware-mars-surface/
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo reaches the 50-mile space boundary, and billionaire founder Richard Branson is over the moon: "Space is not cheap, and I've personally invested about a billion dollars in this project." https://www.geekwire.com/2018/virgin-galactic-spaceshiptwo-space/
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The latest research initiative from the Allen Institute will focus on the mysteries of the immune system, and how immunology can be employed to fight cancer and other diseases. https://www.geekwire.com/2018/allen-institute-immunology/
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Virgin Galactic says it may cross the space boundary on Thursday with VSS Unity, its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane. But there's some debate over where that boundary lies. https://www.geekwire.com/2018/virgin-galactic-gets-set-spaceshiptwo-flights-aim-space-high/
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One way to get a NASA invite to see moon rocks is to be a sports star who says the moon landings never happened. https://www.geekwire.com/2018/questioning-moon-landings-nba-star-stephen-curry-gets-invite-nasa/
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Researchers used clever tricks to pack 102 milligrams' worth of batteries and gizmos onto a bumblebee's back. https://www.geekwire.com/2018/bees-backpacks-sensor-networks/
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Lift Aircraft's eVTOL ultralight isn't meant to be so much an air taxi as a vehicle for fly-it-yourself aerial tours. So how high will this idea fly? https://www.geekwire.com/2018/lift-ultralight-aircraft/
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There's still more Earth imagery on the way - and, for good or ill, there may be an "artificial star" in the sky as well. https://www.geekwire.com/2018/images-start-stream-new-crop-satellites-two-launch-extravaganzas/
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Thar's water in that thar asteroid, but not liquid H2O. It's in the form of hydrated minerals from a much earlier time. https://www.geekwire.com/2018/fast-osiris-rex-probe-detects-water-asteroid-bennu-approach/
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