SpaceX Builds Rocket Recovery Robot Named 'Optimus Prime'

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AYUTTAYA,THAILAND - AUGUST 09, 2015 : The Replica of Optimus Prime robot made from iron part of a Car display at Thung Bua Chom floating market (Shutterstock/Wasan Ritthawon)

It is stationed on a drone barge

Elon Musk And Jeff Bezos Battle For Dominance In Space

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Group of Rockets go up to the moon and stars of dollar sign with business startup concept. (Shutterstock/Vectortone)

Blue Origin had more consistent gains and fewer losses than SpaceX

NASA To Create Coldest Spot In Universe On The Space Station

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Cooling things down to negative 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit

This Spectacular Footage Shows SpaceX Landing A Rocket

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10 points for sticking the landing…

Astronauts Spot Soccer Ball Floating In Earth's Orbit

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An image of a soccerball on fire (Shutterstock/ jokerpro)

A relic of the Challenger explosion …

Two Private Companies Are Building Their Own Airlock On A Space Station

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‘Ultimately creating a new economy in low-Earth orbit’

Japan's 'Orbiting Garbage Truck' Is A Flop

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‘It is certainly disappointing’

NASA Programs A Robot To Referee The Super Bowl

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It is capable of making 10 football calls

Astronaut Brains Change Shape During Spaceflight

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‘Large regions of gray matter volume decreases’

Russian Rockets Sold To NASA May Blow Up Due To Faulty Metal

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Vladimir Putin (Credit: Frederic Legrand - COMEO / Shutterstock.com)

‘Less expensive but failure-prone materials’

SpaceX And Boeing To Be NASA's 'Taxi Service' To Space Station

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Bad news for Vladimir Putin…

Rocket Scientist: NASA Should Abandon 'Safety First'

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‘The mission needs to come first’

Japan Delivers Christmas Presents To Space Station Astronauts

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astronaut decorating the Christmas tree (Shutterstock/dohtoor)

NASA’s other primary ISS supplier, SpaceX, is currently grounded until mid-January

Japan Sending 'Orbiting Garbage Truck' To The Space Station

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There are currently more than 100 million pieces of space junk in orbit

Watch NASA Astronauts Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner On A Space Station

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NASA will also beam live football games to the station

Scientists Find Water Deposit On Mars Bigger Than New Mexico

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Frozen water on the Mars. Elements of this image furnished by NASA (Shutterstock.com/Flashinmirror)

It could be a great environment for life to develop on Mars

US Paid Russia $71 Million For Ride To Space Station

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Vladimir Putin (Credit: Frederic Legrand - COMEO / Shutterstock.com)

Putin plans to raise the price to $81 million by 2018

Space Billionaire Asks Trump To Double NASA's Budget

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businessman floating in the space. Business concept (Shutterstock/Sira Anamwong)

‘Early Christmas present for the country and for NASA’

Scientists Find 'Ideal' Environment For Life On Mars

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It has ‘key ingredients for habitability—water, heat and nutrients’