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  • At work at the moment i can see SOFIA parked. This is her third season down here. The last two years people from work have been able to have a look through her. All I got were the SOFIA patch and NASA stickers.

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    • Just found out than NASA means Never A Straight Answer. Didn't know that.

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      • Luxembourg's asteroid mining law takes effect August 1st

        Luxembourg's parliament has voted in favor of passing an asteroid mining law that give companies ownership of what they extract from the celestial bodies. The European country has been working on the bill since 2016 and originally intended to pass it earlier this year. It took a bit more time to iron things out, but in the end, it's gotten an overwhelmingly unanimous vote and is scheduled to take effect on August 1st.
        Here : https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/30/...-law-august-1/

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        • And so it begins...

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          • If companies can make real money from space conquest they will invest in it. So I am fine with that (still hoping to go to space).

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            • Harvesting astereoids under the powerful Luxembourgian flag is like registering an ocean going cargo ship under the Mongolian flag - its now both possible

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              • Catching Up With Dawn, the Massive Spacecraft Exploring the Asteroid Belt

                It’d be hard to invent a more Star Wars-esque spacecraft than Dawn. It’s 65 feet from tip to tip. It’s exploring the asteroid belt.
                https://www.wired.com/story/catching...mbid=social_fb

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