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An emerging space economy is here. As teams around the globe race to innovate and explore, what are the implications for the human race? 
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New private astronaut training will be open to the public 
Colorado startup Star Harbor is building a first-of-its-kind center for private astronaut training and space research.
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How NASA’s liquid lenses could revolutionize space exploration 
NASA recently tested a liquid lens technology that could make a space telescope so large it would dwarf all that have come before.
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