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A Scaled Composites Model 351 Stratolaunch aircraft.

The world’s largest plane will soon be used to launch hypersonic aircraft capable of traveling 6 times the speed of sound

Stratolaunch Systems, founded by Microsoft's Paul Allen, is shifting to the development of hypersonic aircraft that may soon carry people and cargo.
The construction site of a new infectious diseases hospital for confirmed and potential patients with coronavirus infection outside of Moscow.

Satellite images reveal Russia is rapidly building a 500-bed hospital in a field outside Moscow to handle a surge in coronavirus cases

Russia is reporting unusually low numbers of COVID-19 cases, but emergency hospital construction seen outside of Moscow tells a different story.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine clasps his hands during a press conference on January 19, 2020.

‘This is the first time NASA has been in this situation’: NASA is forcing nearly all 17,000 of its staff to work from home after coronavir...

"All employees and contractors will move to mandatory telework until further notice," NASA's administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said Tuesday.
Elon Musk.

Elon Musk tweeted a photo of the moon and called it Mars — and this isn’t the first time

It seems likely that Musk was trolling his fans with the post, since he's previously acknowledged that the graphic features a picture of the moon.

22 women who shattered barriers and paved the way for future generations

From Aretha Franklin to Sandra Day O'Connor, these incredible women got things done — and we should never forget their accomplishments.
An artist's rendering shows the rover using its drill to core a rock sample on Mars.

NASA’s next Mars rover is officially called ‘Perseverance.’ A 7th-grader from Virginia proposed the name.

"It took a lot of perseverance for us to get to where we are today," Lori Glaze, director of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said.
Michael Bloomberg prepares to speak at the Christian Cultural Center on November 17, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

This is what Mike Bloomberg could have bought for $558 million instead of running for president

Mike Bloomberg shattered ad spending records only to have a dismal Super Tuesday. Here's what he could have spent that money on instead.
A view of the possible mini-moon amid background stars. The image combines three images each obtained using different filters to produce this color composite.

Astronomers photographed a possible ‘mini-moon’ orbiting Earth — though it might just be space debris

Astronomers recently photographed a small object that's in a chaotic orbit around Earth. They're trying to figure out what it is.
Axiom space station.

NASA’s new ‘space home’ for tourists could cost as much as $35,000 to stay in— see inside

Space travel company Axiom's station will have the largest space observatory ever built, plus private modules with windows.
China's Yutu-2 rover, part of its Chang'e 4 lunar mission, rolls across the far side of the moon in January 2019.

China’s groundbreaking lunar rover found nearly 40 feet of dust on the far side of the moon

The Chang'e 4 rover probed about 120 feet below the moon's surface, past a layer of dust that was "quite thick."