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Turmoil at Reddit, and Shots of the Pluto Flyby: Weekly News
Weekly News Roundup

Turmoil at Reddit, and Shots of the Pluto Flyby: Weekly News

Plus: The sharing economy continues to grapple with the status of its workers.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
The New Horizons Pluto Mission Is Mind Blowing, and a Great Inspiration for Entrepreneurs
Inspiration

The New Horizons Pluto Mission Is Mind Blowing, and a Great Inspiration for Entrepreneurs

In an amazing feat of precise planning and dedication, the small spacecraft traveled 3 billion miles over nine and a half years to reach our most distant celestial neighbor.
Peter Gasca
The Power of Planning: NASA's Pluto Flyby Was Epic and Amazing
Space Travel

The Power of Planning: NASA's Pluto Flyby Was Epic and Amazing

The mission, which is still underway but looking ever more promising, marks an unparalleled display of patience and coordination.
Geoff Weiss
How Microsoft's HoloLens Could Boost the Race to Colonize Mars
Far Out Tech

How Microsoft's HoloLens Could Boost the Race to Colonize Mars

Virtual reality + holograms + Mars = out of this world.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Virgin Galactic Lands in Long Beach, Unveils Plan to Launch Small Satellites Into Space
Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic Lands in Long Beach, Unveils Plan to Launch Small Satellites Into Space

Richard Branson's commercial spaceflight venture moved into the Southern California city to build a craft that will rocket satellites, not people, into space. We caught up with Virgin Galactic's CEO for the latest details.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
A Startup Founded by Former NASA Scientists Just Landed $95 Million
Investors

A Startup Founded by Former NASA Scientists Just Landed $95 Million

The San Francisco-based private company's list of investors include SpaceX backer Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner.
NASA Takes a Step Toward Mars With Test Launch
Space Travel

NASA Takes a Step Toward Mars With Test Launch

The Orion spacecraft launched this morning. Watch the take off and have a look at images of Earth taken from orbit.
Catherine Clifford
What You Need to Know About the Comet Probe Landing Tomorrow
Space Travel

What You Need to Know About the Comet Probe Landing Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the culmination of a decade-long project to land a probe on a comet in deep space.
Carly Okyle
Google Rents NASA's Historic Silicon Valley Airfield
Google

Google Rents NASA's Historic Silicon Valley Airfield

The tech giant plans to use the facility to develop new space and robot technology.
Katrina Bishop
Accidents Happen and Space Is Hard
Free Markets

Accidents Happen and Space Is Hard

Ignore the criticism over the private sector's role in the Antares rocket failure.
Ray Hennessey
Meet the Entrepreneurs at the Forefront of the Space Race
Space Travel

Meet the Entrepreneurs at the Forefront of the Space Race

Richard Branson and other adventurers take on the final frontier.
Jeff Bezos' Enigmatic Aerospace Company Scores Knockout Contract
Space Travel

Jeff Bezos' Enigmatic Aerospace Company Scores Knockout Contract

The Amazon founder's Blue Origin aerospace outfit will develop rocket engines for the United Launch Alliance -- a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing that creates spacecraft for the U.S. government.
Geoff Weiss
This High-Tech Spray Eats Smog, Turns Surfaces Into Self-Cleaning Germ-Killers
Far Out Tech

This High-Tech Spray Eats Smog, Turns Surfaces Into Self-Cleaning Germ-Killers

With a spray of this futuristic wonder cleaner, who needs soap, water and elbow grease?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Fade to 'Vantablack': Scientists Invent a Material So Black Your Eyes Can't See It
Far Out Tech

Fade to 'Vantablack': Scientists Invent a Material So Black Your Eyes Can't See It

And you thought plain black was the darkest color known to man. Blink again.
Kim Lachance Shandrow