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SpaceX Begins Construction on Mars Colony Ship in Los Angeles

As SpaceX and NASA huddle at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to launch an extraordinary mission to search for Earth-like worlds beyond our solar system, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the city would host the construction of humanity’s first interplanetary passenger ship. That ship? The SpaceX BFR or Big Falcon Rocket, built by […]

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Star Letter 003: Will Smith & Aliens Like It’s 1997

We’re not going to lie to you. It’s been a relatively slow news week in the world of space exploration. Elon Musk didn’t even tweet that much. Regardless, there’s been some good space journalism this week and a fun surprise from your favorite alien-punching movie star, Will Smith. And While SpaceX’s founder may not have […]

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This ‘Seamstress of the Stars’ Kept NASA’s Space Shuttle Safe and Stylish

When I first would think of the Space Shuttle, I always thought of it as basically an airplane that went to outer space. Of course this was when I was a child, but as I grew up, I still thought of the exterior of the shuttle as metallic and tough, especially since it had to […]

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Voyager: The Interstellar Explorers That Speak Elegantly for Humanity

Did you know that there were two brave robotic emissaries currently speeding through interstellar space after leaving our solar system? It’s true. And in millions of years, these twin probes that carry humanity’s most daring ambitions, will be found and studied by alien civilizations far in the expanse. On February 14th, 1990, while soaring through […]

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Star Letter 002: Richard Branson Shows up to the Space Travel Party, but It’s Crowded and Messy

We know you’ve missed us, it’s been an entire week. We come bearing space stuff. The business and wonder of space exploration never stops and we’ve had quite an interesting week. Star Letters just completed a trip to Kennedy Space Center to observe SpaceX’s launch of supplies to the space station––which was beautiful. Why do […]

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SpaceX Fires Off Reusable Launch System to Space Station

Cape Canaveral–– The Elon Musk-founded rocket provider SpaceX, launched their 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA on Monday afternoon, marking the company’s second mission on a fully-reusable launch system. That means that both the Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule have both flown on previous resupply missions to the ISS and have […]

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Star Letter 001: Telescope Delays, Strange Galaxies, and Mummified Aliens

Alright space nerds, this is the very first Star Letter––coming to you weekly from the far edges of the cosmos. Expect us on Thursday nights, and we’ll deliver all the week’s most important space news and fresh perspecives to your inbox. Make sure you subscribe in the box to the right! We’ll be brief because […]

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SpaceX Inspired this Mother of Two. Now She Chases Their Rockets With a Camera

SpaceX is lighting a fire under the world of space exploration with breakthroughs in reusability and a promise of interplanetary travel. Millions around the world tuned in to watch the company fire off its hotly-anticipated Falcon Heavy rocket. But at Kennedy Space Center, photographers and journalists from around the world came to witness history in […]

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This Med Student is Attempting STEM Outreach in Pakistan. It’s Proving Difficult.

I still remember that day, it was the second day of 9th grade and our teacher asked us what do we want to become after finishing school? The classroom erupted with mocking laughs of every student (including my teacher) when I said that I want to become an astronaut. I was 15 years old at […]

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Rocket Lab Launched A Secret Object to Space to Inspire Humanity

The new launch providers on the block, California-based Rocket Lab, conducted a second flight test of its Electron rocket. The launch was entirely successful, with the rocket reaching space and deploying three microsatellites to low-Earth orbit. But that wasn’t all. Rocket Lab deployed, in secret, another internally-built payload. “Still Testing,” as the mission was called, […]

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