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2022 Sets Record for Launch Success Through June 30 Amid Busy Commercial Payload Pace

The first six months of 2022 saw a record pace of space launches, matching the mark of 75 set in the first half of 1967. And through June 30, the year saw a record pace for successful launches, topping the mark of 70 set in 1984.

The first six months of 2022 saw a record pace of space launches, matching the mark of 75 set in the first half of 1967. And through June 30, the year saw a record pace for successful launches, topping the mark of 70 set in 1984.

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U.S. Space Spending Ensnared in Congressional Budget Delays

Election year budget wrangling and a tight congressional calendar could delay plans to boost U.S. government spending on civil and military space programs, some experts predict.

Election year budget wrangling and a tight congressional calendar could delay plans to boost U.S. government spending on civil and military space programs, some experts predict.

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SLS Test Fire: Igniting the Booster that Will Fuel Artemis Missions

The July 21 static test of the Flight Support Booster-2 conducted by NASA and Northrop Grumman in Promontory, Utah, propelled the Artemis Program one step further. While Artemis I is scheduled to launch later this summer, data from the booster test will drive improvements in future missions.

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Government Space Spending Increases 19% from 2020 to 2021

Total government space spending in 2021 reached $107 billion, a 19% increase from 2020, based on Space Foundation analysis. Space Foundation examined government space spending of 46 nations, including 14 nations new to the analysis this year.

Total government space spending in 2021 reached $107 billion, a 19% increase from 2020, based on Space Foundation analysis. Space Foundation examined government space spending of 46 nations, including 14 nations new to the analysis this year.

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Commercial Space Revenue Climbs More Than 6%, Edging Toward $400 Billion Annually

Commercial space activity refers to efforts undertaken by private industry with little or no government investment. Commercial space revenue in 2021 totaled $362 billion.

Commercial space activity refers to efforts undertaken by private industry with little or no government investment. Commercial space revenue in 2021 totaled $362 billion.

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2021 Global Space Economy Grows at Fastest Rate in 7 Years

The global space economy continued to expand in 2021 to reach $469 billion. This record high also had the largest growth rate since 2014, growing 9% from a revised 2020 total of $431 billion.

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First Images, Data from James Webb Space Telescope Reveal Early Universe

The James Webb Space Telescope’s first images delivered a look at the universe as it appeared 13.1 billion years ago. Among the results: evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet 1,000 light years from Earth.

The James Webb Space Telescope’s first images delivered a look at the universe as it appeared 13.1 billion years ago. Among the results: evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet 1,000 light years from Earth.

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Partisan Fight Threatens to Delay Pentagon, Space Force Budget

Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee sent warning signals on Wednesday that the Pentagon’s $762 billion spending plan for 2023 could snag in the Senate over hot-button policy provisions. . .

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James Webb Space Telescope Revelations Explore Time’s Dawn, Black Holes, and Earth-like Worlds

With the capability to peer at the faint glow of the ancient universe in the wake of the Big Bang, Webb already has surprised and impressed the scientific community.

With the capability to peer at the faint glow of the ancient universe in the wake of the Big Bang, Webb already has surprised and impressed the scientific community.

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Advances in Nuclear Reactors Could Power NASA Missions on Moon, Mars

After a decades-long hibernation, nuclear fission power has come back into fashion for NASA and other agencies as a way to deliver power to remote locations and drive spacecraft at speeds other fuels cannot deliver.

After a decades-long hibernation, nuclear fission power has come back into fashion for NASA and other agencies as a way to deliver power to remote locations and drive spacecraft at speeds other fuels cannot deliver.

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