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Elon Musk's Roadster Launch Sparks Sales of Hot Wheels Toy Tesla

The launch of Elon Musk's Roadster aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has fostered fresh demand for the car now in space. No, not the electric hot rod, but rather its smaller replica: a Mattel Hot Wheels toy mounted on the Roadster's dashboard.

NASA Studying Commercial Crew Contingency Plans

NASA is beginning to study a contingency option for maintaining access to the International Space Station should commercial crew vehicle development experience delays, one that would turn test flights of those vehicles into operational missions.

Man Who Traveled to Watch Historic SpaceX Launch Found Dead in Motel

The history-making launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, and its Tesla Roadster payload, on Tuesday (Feb. 6) drew crowds of reporters and enthusiasts, including 65-year-old Terry Scott Hilliard, who was found dead in his motel in Cocoa, Florida.

Space Station Supporters Prepare for Budget Battle

As the administration prepares to release a fiscal year 2019 budget proposal that may call for ending International Space Station operations in the mid-2020s, advocates for the station in Congress and industry are making the case for keeping it open.

A Lunar Corona Above Grand Place in Belgium (Photo)

This cityscape shows a colorful lunar corona on the left side of the Town Hall building in Brussels. A lunar corona is formed when bright moonlight is diffracted by water droplets in thin clouds that drift in front of the lunar disk.

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