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Rocket Report: Long March 7A fails, rising SLS costs put Congress on notice

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Welcome to Edition 2.36 of the Rocket Report! We’ve returned after a week off, into the midst of a global pandemic, with the longest report ever. So enough of this preamble, and let’s jump ri…

Artificial intelligence is making artificial intelligence easier to build

Artificial intelligence and machine learning will automate many business and life tasks, from driving trucks to piloting ships to handling customer calls — and actually carrying on rudimentary chats with them. What’s not discussed often enough, howeve…

Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician and Hidden Figure, Dies at 101

Pioneering NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson, whose work inspired the story of the 2016 film Hidden Figures, has died at the age of 101.”Our NASA family is sad to learn the news that Katherine Johnson passed away this morning at 101 years old. She …