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November 20, 2020
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Head of the US Space Force, Gen. John W. ‘Jay’ Raymond, joins us at TechCrunch Sessions: Space

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Space Force is at a critical part of its young life, and Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond leads the service forward as its commanding officer. We’re thrilled to have him join us fo....

September 15, 2020
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Rocket startup Astra’s first orbital launch attempt ends early due to first-stage burn failure

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Alameda-based rocket launch startup Astra finally got the chance to launch its first orbital test mission from its Alaska-based facility on Saturday, after the attempt had been de....

July 6, 2020
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Rocket Lab launch fails during rocket’s second stage burn, causing a loss of vehicle and payloads

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Rocket Lab’s ‘Pic or it didn’t happen’ launch on Saturday ended in failure, with a total loss of the Electron launch vehicle and all seven payloads on boa....

May 28, 2020
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Up close with the fresh new spacesuits astronauts will soon wear in orbit for the first time

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Inside the first American spacecraft to take humans to orbit since the Space Shuttle, launching today, are, well, humans. And those humans are wearing brand new spacesuits that are....