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SpaceX to send first paying tourists around moon next year2/28/2017 12:31:30 PMCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for NASA astronauts and a heavy-lift rocket yet to be flown, the launch company announced on Monday.Israel's Spacecom begins operating Amos-7 satellite2/27/2017 2:52:21 PMJERUSALEM - Israel's Space Communications has begun operating a new communications satellite, Amos-7, it said on Monday, a major milestone after it lost two satellites in the past two years.Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight2/25/2017 12:25:03 AMCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The Trump administration has directed NASA to study whether it is feasible to fly astronauts on the debut flight of the agency’s heavy-lift rocket, a mission currently planned to be unmanned and targeted to launch in late 2018, officials said on Friday.SpaceX cargo ship reaches space station after GPS glitch delay2/23/2017 7:14:48 PMCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A SpaceX cargo ship reached the International Space Station on Thursday, delivering science experiments, food and supplies to astronauts a day later than planned due to a GPS data glitch.Scientists turn to Chile's Atacama desert to study life on Mars2/23/2017 10:42:44 PMSANTIAGO - Astrobiologists seeking to understand where life might be found on Mars, and what form it might take, are finding that the Atacama desert in Chile, the driest in the world, may hold some important clues.Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life is possible2/23/2017 2:47:51 AMCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial life, research published on Wednesday showed.Wild boars roam Czech forests - and some of them are radioactive2/22/2017 9:01:11 PMPRAGUE - The Czech Republic has an unusual problem this winter with its wild boar meat, a local delicacy. The boars are radioactive.'Alarming' superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns2/22/2017 2:54:44 PMLONDON - Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday.Indian sungazers keep up family tradition for four generations2/23/2017 4:50:48 AMKODAIKANAL, India - In the early morning darkness, Devendran P. walks up a hill to a solar observatory in India's southern hill town of Kodaikanal, trudging the same path his father and grandfather walked in a century-old family tradition of studying the sun.SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad in Florida2/19/2017 10:50:45 PMCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon, a step forward for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and his company's goal of ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station.