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Report: NASA to Announce Commercial Crew Program Astronauts in August

NASA is set to announce on Aug. 3 the first batch of astronauts who will travel to the International Space Station under the Commercial Crew Program, Politico reported Friday. The space agency expects the program’s maiden mission to take place sometime in 2020. Boeing and SpaceX were awarded contracts worth up to $6.8 billion combined in September …

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Army Activates ‘Kestrel Eye’ Imagery Satellite

The U.S. Army ‘s Space and Missile Defense Command has activated a satellite built to collect and transmit imagery in real time to tactical-level soldiers on ground. Kestrel Eye served as a payload aboard a Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off Aug. 14 at NASA’s Kennedy in Florida as part of SpaceX‘s CRS-12 cargo resupply …

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AI, Robotic Tech Firms Ask UN to Help Prevent Autonomous Weapon Misuse

Executives from several robotics and artificial intelligence companies in 26 countries have signed an open letter to the United Nations warning against the potential destabilizing effects of lethal autonomous weapons. Signatories told UN’s Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in the letter published Monday that terrorists and despots may …

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