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Voyager 1 fires up thrusters after 37 years

If you tried to start a car that’s been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up Wednesday after 37 years without use. Voyager 1, NASA’s farthest and fastest spacecraft, is ...

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How the Napa Fires Could Hurt 2017’s Wine Grapes

Nick Goldschmidt has been lucky so far. A wildfire has burned more than 8,000 acres just north of his vineyards in Geyserville, California, but so far his vines are OK. So is his house in Healdsburg, roughly midway between Geyserville and a 36,000-acre fire that destroyed more than 2,800 homes ...

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North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles From Its East Coast

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched several short-range missiles off its coast on Saturday, damping hopes in Washington and South Korea that the country would restrain from provocations to help pave the way for dialogue. The missiles blasted off from a coastal launching site and flew about 155 miles ...

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Watch as SpaceX Fires (and Hopefully Lands) Another Rocket

[embedded content] While you wait for SpaceX to launch—and attempt to land—its 28th Falcon 9 rocket, I’m going to ask you to take a moment and think about the mission’s payload. The JCSat-16 is a telecommunications satellite. Amid the constellation of artificial objects orbiting this planet—things that peer to the ...

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