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Alan Boyle

Alan Boyle


Aerospace and science editor @GeekWire. Longtime blogger @CosmicLog. Author of "The Case for Pluto." Links/RTs ≠ endorsements

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“I signed directives to give a payroll tax holiday, with the understanding that after the election — on the assumption that it would be victorious for an administration that’s done a great job — we will be ending that tax. We’ll be terminating that tax,” - Donald Trump

UPDATE: #Starlink  satellites drift away from #Falcon9  upper stage, finishing off 59-satellite deployment. "What a week it's been here at @SpaceX ," commentator John Insprucker says. #DM2  #Starship  H/T @SpaceflightInc  @BlackSky_Inc  @LeoStellaLLC 

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@usairforce 's Will Roper says @ulalaunch  (60%) and @SpaceX  (40%) have been selected for Phase II National Security Space Launch program. @blueorigin  and @northropgrumman  left out this time around. Phase III ahead?

Big news for the launch industry on a Friday: @ulalaunch  and @SpaceX  win the nod from @AFSpace  for nat'l security launches, while and @blueoriginlose  @northropgrummanout :

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You'll never guess the time for the start of tonight's best opportunity for observing the @SpaceX  #Starlink  train over Seattle ... or maybe it's way too obvious: 4:20. Chart from @HeavensAboveCom  ...

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It's prime time for the sky show in your backyard, and @Astroguyz  is here to help. Answer a quiz question correctly and I might send you his "Backyard Astronomer's Field Guide." #Perseid  #MeteorShower 

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@cosmos4u  @AstroguyzFrankly , I have terrible luck when it comes to meteor-watching, even when I try to get away from Seattle's light-polluted skies. I'd be thrilled to see 25 meteors per hour.

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News from #reMARS  session: After spending 11 years on Marvel movies, @RobertDowneyJr  says he’ll spend next 11 years supporting use of robotics and tech to clean up the planet thru a new campaign called #FootprintCoalition . Opening April 2020.

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@elonmusk  says @SpaceX  has assembled #Starship  Hopper test rocket with a shiny, retro look:

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Looks super-bogus: MT @mariaroxxs69 : Seeing this everywhere, NASA scientist says solar storm could detonate nukes.

Wow, that's quite a picture from @ingallsimages  of #Orion  launch! Wish I were there. Note the onlookers at bottom.

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Solar storm warning: Sun unleashes X-class flare in our general direction:

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UPDATE: First all-female spacewalk is officially over at 2:55 p.m. ET, lasting 7 hours and 17 minutes and sparking waves of congrats: H/T @Astro_Jessica  @Astro_Christina  @NASA 

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And there it is ... the #SuperBloodWolfMoon  lunar eclipse over Seattle ... with a UFO, er, plane flying past at 1/60 sec exposure.

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The two most recent Atlantic space splashdowns: @NASA  #Apollo9  in 1969 ... @SpaceX  #CrewDragon  in 2019.

WOW, can we pass it along? RT @henriluoma : Sky filled with Aurora Borealis an hour ago!

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Touchscreen gloves? Zippered helmets? reboots spacesuits for astronauts who'll ride : #Starliner 

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