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It’s a gas!

It’s a gas!

Who would have guessed that something that has no odor, no taste and no color would be the next big thing in Washington State? What’s more, it’s a pretty common leftover from the Big Bang. Nearly three-quarters of all matter in the universe is this gas, #1 on the...

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Anyone have a spare DeLorean?

Anyone have a spare DeLorean?

In the early days of space exploration, TV shows, movies and books painted a fantastical future of interplanetary spaceships powered by nuclear propulsion, able to explore the outer reaches of space for years. And while SpaceX may have the market cornered on the giant...

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Ageless in Seattle.

Ageless in Seattle.

How time flies. The Space Needle, Washington’s world’s fair vision of the future, is turning 60. What was once a last-minute thought for the fair has become a symbol of the state and its reputation as a forward-thinking, can-do place to be. Penciled out on a cocktail...

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Washington helps Ukrainians stay connected.

Washington helps Ukrainians stay connected.

As the war continues between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainians are turning to the skies for their connection to the outside world. Thanks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and SpaceX, more than 5,000 Starlink terminals have been delivered...

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Rocketing up the charts.

Rocketing up the charts.

If you look up in the night sky and catch a glimpse of a satellite passing over, there’s a good chance “Made in Washington” is stamped on its side. Washington’s space economy is booming, thanks in large part to its century of global leadership in aerospace combined...

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Leavin’ on a spaceplane…

Leavin’ on a spaceplane…

Commercial space has been growing by leaps and bounds in Washington State. Given the critical mass of aerospace, technology and advanced materials firms here looking for the next big thing, this shouldn’t come as too much surprise. Radian Aerospace is a great example....

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Washington’s own Captain Kirk.

Washington’s own Captain Kirk.

If everything goes as planned between now and Sept. 15, Everett resident Christopher Sembroski will become part of space history.   One of four crew members aboard SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission, Christopher will be the first of a new generation of civilian astronauts,...

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That’s a mighty big STEP!

That’s a mighty big STEP!

Washington State received the lion’s share of funds intended to help small businesses grow through exporting. The state was awarded $2 million of State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) funds by the Small Business Administration. This is the 10th year Washington has...

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Across the finish line.

Across the finish line.

Rich in history, Pacific Raceways is about to usher in a new era in motorsports automotive innovation and technology. After nearly two decades of planning, officials have broken ground on a $200 million expansion of the facility, which will be known as the Pacific...

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