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Astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle completed a 7-hour, 24-minute spacewalk today to replace a degraded component on the space station’s robotic arm. (file photo) https://t.co/tX1L9ELAeH https://t.co/UBDNEGi5eT

Astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle completed a 7-hour, 24-minute spacewalk today to replace a degraded component on the space station’s robotic arm. (file photo) https://t.co/tX1L9ELAeH https://t.co/UBDNEGi5eT

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Two commercial communications satellites for SES and Yahsat have been installed on top of an Ariane 5 rocket for liftoff Thursday from French Guiana. https://t.co/z7cnHiJ3ER https://t.co/At5eyFCFwu

Two commercial communications satellites for SES and Yahsat have been installed on top of an Ariane 5 rocket for liftoff Thursday from French Guiana. https://t.co/z7cnHiJ3ER https://t.co/At5eyFCFwu

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Spacewalkers have replaced a latching hand on the International Space Station’s robotic arm, and the new component has been powered up successfully after an initial software glitch. https://t.co/tX1L9ELAeH https://t.co/k7PVtymKnq

Spacewalkers have replaced a latching hand on the International Space Station’s robotic arm, and the new component has been powered up successfully after an initial software glitch. https://t.co/tX1L9ELAeH https://t.co/k7PVtymKnq

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Friday night’s Atlas 5 launch from Cape Canaveral carried a US Air Force missile detection and warning satellite to orbit. Look back on the launch with this photo gallery: https://t.co/2eqhG3IcgA https://t.co/kRbjEQmgc9

Friday night’s Atlas 5 launch from Cape Canaveral carried a US Air Force missile detection and warning satellite to orbit. Look back on the launch with this photo gallery: https://t.co/2eqhG3IcgA https://t.co/kRbjEQmgc9

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The Falcon Heavy’s first test-firing at launch pad 39A in Florida is now set for no earlier than Wednesday. https://t.co/1Xj8TMDHP7 https://t.co/JqQ8bOzsS3

The Falcon Heavy’s first test-firing at launch pad 39A in Florida is now set for no earlier than Wednesday. https://t.co/1Xj8TMDHP7 https://t.co/JqQ8bOzsS3

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Astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle have floated outside the International Space Station on a spacewalk to begin replacing a latching hand on the orbiting lab’s Canadian-built robotic arm. Watch live: https://t.co/tX1L9ELAeH https://t.co/tH2bvJw2HL

Astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle have floated outside the International Space Station on a spacewalk to begin replacing a latching hand on the orbiting lab’s Canadian-built robotic arm. Watch live: https://t.co/tX1L9ELAeH https://t.co/tH2bvJw2HL

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A testbed satellite built in Scotland for a commercial Canadian-owned data relay network has successfully launched aboard a Chinese rocket. https://t.co/HQAgVbFCIl https://t.co/zaF81MDF2j

A testbed satellite built in Scotland for a commercial Canadian-owned data relay network has successfully launched aboard a Chinese rocket. https://t.co/HQAgVbFCIl https://t.co/zaF81MDF2j

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With an end of the US government shutdown possible tonight, the funding lapse’s effect on space operations should be limited. https://t.co/CSWU4mdApt https://t.co/oVpi23IqOT

With an end of the US government shutdown possible tonight, the funding lapse’s effect on space operations should be limited. https://t.co/CSWU4mdApt https://t.co/oVpi23IqOT

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Rocket Lab's privately-developed Electron rocket reached orbit for the first time this weekend. Here's a view of stage separation on the climb to space from New Zealand. Full video: https://t.co/wWGONC6XIq https://t.co/KLM4wqrncp

Rocket Lab's privately-developed Electron rocket reached orbit for the first time this weekend. Here's a view of stage separation on the climb to space from New Zealand. Full video: https://t.co/wWGONC6XIq https://t.co/KLM4wqrncp

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SpaceX conducted a fueling test of the Falcon Heavy rocket Saturday night at the Kennedy Space Center. Video: https://t.co/kKI68XIsNL https://t.co/snRTto911J

SpaceX conducted a fueling test of the Falcon Heavy rocket Saturday night at the Kennedy Space Center. Video: https://t.co/kKI68XIsNL https://t.co/snRTto911J

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Rocket Lab delivers nanosatellites to orbit on first successful test launch, likely clearing the way for the start of commercial service in the coming months. https://t.co/6Apsz28Qmr https://t.co/QY4DWFMU5e

Rocket Lab delivers nanosatellites to orbit on first successful test launch, likely clearing the way for the start of commercial service in the coming months. https://t.co/6Apsz28Qmr https://t.co/QY4DWFMU5e

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Rocket Lab's privately-developed Electron rocket successfully launched today from New Zealand. Check out a full replay of the flight from liftoff through orbit insertion: https://t.co/eJD1K7GQey https://t.co/cYLUFa5Kf5

Rocket Lab's privately-developed Electron rocket successfully launched today from New Zealand. Check out a full replay of the flight from liftoff through orbit insertion: https://t.co/eJD1K7GQey https://t.co/cYLUFa5Kf5

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Two California-based companies, Planet and Spire, with CubeSats on today’s Electron launch from New Zealand confirm their payloads are safely in orbit. https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J

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“Vehicle is orbital.” Electron is in orbit. Rocket Lab confirms its commercial rocket has reached orbit for the first time after blastoff from New Zealand. https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J https://t.co/bPmplPX5WL

“Vehicle is orbital.” Electron is in orbit. Rocket Lab confirms its commercial rocket has reached orbit for the first time after blastoff from New Zealand. https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J https://t.co/bPmplPX5WL

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Electron’s second stage Rutherford engine is now firing after a good first stage separation and fairing jettison. Watch live: https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J https://t.co/LToBKhon8u

Electron’s second stage Rutherford engine is now firing after a good first stage separation and fairing jettison. Watch live: https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J https://t.co/LToBKhon8u

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Liftoff of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket on its second test flight! https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J https://t.co/pXsMlgCudv

Liftoff of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket on its second test flight! https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J https://t.co/pXsMlgCudv

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T-minus 2 minutes and counting. The Electron countdown is proceeding into the final automatic sequence. Watch live: https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J https://t.co/TDCBWPKJ0K

T-minus 2 minutes and counting. The Electron countdown is proceeding into the final automatic sequence. Watch live: https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J https://t.co/TDCBWPKJ0K

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Liftoff of Rocket Lab’s second Electron rocket from New Zealand is set for 8:43pm EST (0143 GMT), but the team is monitoring upper level winds. Watch the countdown live: https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J https://t.co/c5AWKltrOl

Liftoff of Rocket Lab’s second Electron rocket from New Zealand is set for 8:43pm EST (0143 GMT), but the team is monitoring upper level winds. Watch the countdown live: https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J https://t.co/c5AWKltrOl

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Rocket Lab is targeting launch of its commercial Electron booster at 8:43pm EST (0143 GMT) from New Zealand with three small satellites on-board. Live coverage: https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J https://t.co/WsCLUW3dU5

Rocket Lab is targeting launch of its commercial Electron booster at 8:43pm EST (0143 GMT) from New Zealand with three small satellites on-board. Live coverage: https://t.co/cv6AWoiu0J https://t.co/WsCLUW3dU5

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Vapors from cryogenic propellants are visible at launch pad 39A this evening, suggesting a fueling test is underway on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. https://t.co/1Xj8TMDHP7 https://t.co/Fdbnx5METf

Vapors from cryogenic propellants are visible at launch pad 39A this evening, suggesting a fueling test is underway on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. https://t.co/1Xj8TMDHP7 https://t.co/Fdbnx5METf

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