New Experimental Space Plane Design Released by DARPA | Video

By Steve Spaleta | May 24, 2017 11:38am ET
The new design will give the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency the ability to launch within days. The Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) is called Phantom Express.
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By Debra Werner, SpaceNews | May 23, 2017 06:25pm ET
VГєhГє-Jaakkola spoke in December 2016 at Slush, an international conference for startup entrepreneurs and investors in Helsinki. He is standing in front of a screen showing images of the mobile application people will use to follow the Space Nation Astronaut Program. Credit: Space Nation
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Why Occam's Razor Doesn't Apply to Physics

By Ross Pomeroy, RealClearScience | May 23, 2017 06:25pm ET
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