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NASA funds demonstration of assembly and manufacturing in space

NASA has awarded a $142 million contract to Maxar Technologies of Westminster, Colorado, to robotically assemble a communications antenna and manufacture a spacecraft beam in orbit. The technology demonstration is slated to take place on NASA’s Restore-L spacecraft, designed to service and refuel a satellite in low-Earth orbit. The Restore-L …

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Clinical trial for HIV vaccine ends in failure

A vaccine aimed at preventing the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has failed and will end its clinical trial in South Africa early, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Why it matters: About 34 million people are living with HIV/AIDS globally, according to 2018 data from the …

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