Boeing Bets on Space with Virgin Galactic Investment

Boeing will invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic to “broaden commercial space access and transform global travel technologies” the companies announced on 8 October. Both companies have discussed the potential for super-fast commercial flight through hypersonic aircraft or flight through space. Leanne Caret, chief executive of Boeing’s space division, says in a statement that “together we will change how people

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NASA DISCOVERS TRACES OF WATER ON ASTEROID BENNU

NASA on Monday said the asteroid Bennu was once in contact with water, based on molecules containing hydrogen and oxygen bonded together detected by the OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft in numerous places on the asteroid. Bennu may have once belonged to a much larger asteroid that carried water, the agency announced in a press release, adding these measurements are a promising start.

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