TRAPPIST-1: System with 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets

The ultracool star TRAPPIST-1, located about 40 light-years from Earth, hosts at least seven exoplanets, most likely rocky worlds the size of Earth and smaller. The star boasts not only the largest number of Earth-like worlds in a single system known to date, but also the most planets that could host liquid water on their surfaces.

http://www.space.com/35806-trappist-1-facts.html

Used SpaceX Booster Had A Successful Reflight Test

SpaceX just had another out of this world record! Its engineers were able to successfully test-fire a used SpaceX booster, an orbit class rocket, last week in McGregor, Texas.

http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/8457/20170209/used-spacex-booster-had-a-succesful-reflight-during-fire-test.htm

Private Space Station Coming Soon? Company Aiming For 2020 Launch

Work is underway to establish the world's first private, international commercial space station, a complex that would serve a global community of sovereign and private astronauts.

http://www.space.com/35488-private-space-station-2020-axiom-space.html

John Glenn, American Hero Of The Space Age, Dies At 95

John Glenn, a freckle-faced son of Ohio who was hailed as a national hero and a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure for 24 years in the Senate, died on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. He was 95.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/us/john-glenn-dies.html?_r=0

World's Largest Space telescope Is Complete, Expected To Launch In 2018

After more than 20 years of construction, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is complete and, following in-depth testing, the largest-ever space telescope is expected to launch within two years, NASA officials announced today (Nov. 2).

Where Does Jeff Bezos Foresee Putting Space Colonists? Inside O'Neill Cylinders

SpaceX’s Elon Musk wants to settle humans on Mars. Others talk about a Moon Village. But Seattle billionaire Jeff Bezos has a different kind of off-Earth home in mind when he talks about having millions of people living and working in space.

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