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The Trump Administration Reportedly Wants To Privatize The International Space Station

The Trump Administration Reportedly Wants To Privatize The International Space Station

The approach the administration has chosen is one that would end NASA funding of the ISS in 2025, while offering support for the development of commercial successors. "It is the intent of NASA and the Administration to maintain seamless access to a human platform in LEO that meets NASA's and the Nation's goals", the document states.


NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft takes farthest image ever made from Earth

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft takes farthest image ever made from Earth

On December 5, New Horizons trained its camera on the "Wishing Well" cluster of stars, followed by two objects in the Kuiper Belt - the massive band of rocks and dwarf planets on the outer fringes of the solar system, NPR reports . NASA says mission controllers will "bring the spacecraft out of its electronic slumber" this coming summer in anticipation of its next major close encounter, with an object known as 2014 MU69 on January 1, 2019.


Hackers target Australia, UK government websites with crypto-jacking malware

Hackers target Australia, UK government websites with crypto-jacking malware

The Queensland ombudsman's official website, the Queensland legislation website and the Queensland Community Legal Centre homepage were also impacted by the cryptojacking attack, The Guardian reported . There were ways the government sites could have protected themselves from this. The Queensland government's main site for its legislation has been hijacked, as have websites belonging to the likes of Queensland Urban Utilities, the Victorian parliament, and South Australia's City of Unley.


Mattis says North Korea can't drive wedge between South, US

Mattis says North Korea can't drive wedge between South, US

Prior to the opening ceremony on Friday night, Pence arrived late to a dinner reception between the two Koreas and greeted everyone at a main table except for Kim Yong Nam, North Korea's nominal head of state, Reuters reports. Before leaving South Korea on Saturday evening, Pence watched short track speed skating games, with Fred Warmbier seated behind him. To accommodate the North Koreans, she scratched three of her South Korean players - Lee Eunji, Lee Yeon Jeong and Jung Siyun.


George Lucas Helped Direct A Scene In SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

George Lucas Helped Direct A Scene In SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

I'm going to go out on a Wookiee limb here and guess that at some point during Solo we're going to see the Falcon have a nasty run-in that results in that forward shrouding being torn off, revealing the shape of the Corellian light freighter we all know so well.