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Today โ€” September 18th 2018Reuters Science News

Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo.

SpaceX's first private passenger is Japanese fashion magnate Maezawa

SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger as Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo.

Elon Musk's SpaceX to name first passenger for moon voyage

SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, was set on Monday to name the first private passenger who will take a trip around the moon aboard its forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket spaceship, taking the race to commercialize space travel to new heights.

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Brazil space station open for small satellite business

Brazil is ready to launch small commercial rockets from its space base near the equator as soon as it agrees to safeguard U.S. technology that is dominant in the industry, the Brazilian Air Force officer managing the space program said on Friday.

SpaceX signs first private passenger to fly around the moon

Elon Musk's space transportation company SpaceX said it has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle.

Roche boss says Brexit and curbs on drug use pose threat to UK science

Uncertainty over drug regulation and a reluctance by Britain's health service to use certain pricey modern medicines pose a threat to the country's respected life sciences sector, the head Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Thursday.

British companies, academics excluded from EU Galileo space project if no-deal Brexit

British companies and academics will be excluded from the future development of the European Union's Galileo space project if the country leaves the bloc without a deal in March 2019, according to a series of technical notices published on Thursday.

Scientists investigate icy streams for survival clues

A team of scientists has embarked on a four-year quest to discover what beyond water the world loses when glaciers melt.

Bubbling Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.

NASA tests foldable heat shield that could help human Mars landing

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched and tested a new umbrella-like heat shield on Wednesday, opening the door to landing humans on Mars.

Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing

A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave on South Africa's southern coast represents what archaeologists on Wednesday called the oldest-known example of human drawing.

Usain Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

Usain Bolt on Wednesday sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in the back of an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.

Moto2 rider Fenati dropped by team after brake grab

Italian rider Romano Fenati was dumped by his Moto2 team on Monday, and was also set to lose a 2019 MV Agusta deal, after he grabbed a rival's brake lever while racing at speed in Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix.

U.S. appeals court upholds MIT, Harvard patents on CRISPR gene editing

A U.S. appeals court on Monday allowed a research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to keep patents potentially worth billions of dollars on a groundbreaking gene editing technology known as CRISPR.

Motorcycling: Moto2 rider Fenati dropped by team after brake grab

Italian rider Romano Fenati was dumped by his Moto2 team on Monday, and was also set to lose a 2019 MV Agusta deal, after he grabbed a rival's brake lever while racing in Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix.

Motorcycling: MV Agusta boss vows to drop Fenati after Moto2 ban

The boss of Italian bike maker MV Agusta has vowed to rip up a contract with Romano Fenati after the Moto2 rider caused uproar by reaching over to grab a rival's brake lever while racing at speed in Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix.

For families of some 9/11 victims, new DNA tools reopen old wounds

A breakthrough in DNA analysis is helping identify more victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York, but the scientific advance is of little consolation for families of those whose remains may have been buried in a Staten Island landfill.

Falcons S Neal (ACL) lost for season

Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl safety Keanu Neal will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Thursday's season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced.

College football notebook: Illinois backup QB leaves program

Illinois sophomore quarterback Cam Thomas has departed the program just 10 days after failing to win the starting position.

New York scientists use new DNA tools to identify 9/11 victims

New DNA analysis techniques are helping identify more victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, scientists in the office of New York City's chief medical examiner said on Thursday.

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