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Aerojet Rocketdyne tests the third RS-25 flight controller on a developmental engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center on July 25, 2017. Credit: Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc.
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One of many propulsion systems developed by Doug Jones. Credit: XCOR
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Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov said in March that Russia would separate its ISS modules in 2024 to form the basis of a new Russian national space station. The next month, however, he said Russia is open to staying until 2028. Credit: Energia/Tom Kimmel For SpaceNews
Technical problems could delay the beginning of regular flights by SpaceX's Crew Dragon (left) and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner until at least late 2018. Credit: SpaceX artist's concept and Boeing
Space for Humanity is considering purchasing rides for participants on Blue Origin's New Shepard reusable, suborbital rocket, which has undergone multiple test flights, and may take tourists into space as early as 2018. Credit: Blue Origin
Sentinel 5P will make global maps of pollution of 512 miles. It is set to launch on a Russian rocket in September. Credit: Airbus DS/Max Alexander
TDRS-M is the third and final spacecraft in a series built by Boeing for NASA. The spacecraft provide S-, Ka- and Ku-band communications services for the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, and other spacecraft in Earth orbit. Credit: NASA
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An illustration of NASA's proposed "deep-space gateway" in orbit around the moon. Japan plans to make use of gateway as a jumping-off point for future lunar expeditions.  Credit: NASA

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