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Amazon strikes deals with 3 rocket firms for satellite launches
On Tuesday, Amazon announced it had struck deals with three rocket companies to launch their internet satellites, calling it "the largest commercial procurement of launch vehicles in history." The tech giant has 83 launches planned over five years as part of its Project Kuiper Internet satellites mission statement.
 
Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou promoted to top position
Telecom company Huawei Technologies named Meng Wanzhou as its rotating chairwoman, according to its website. Meng is the daughter of the founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei.
 
NASA’s Vande Hei, Cosmonauts Shkaplerov, Dubrov return to Earth safely
On Wednesday, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two cosmonauts, Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). On Wednesday morning, the crew returned aboard a Russian spacecraft - the Soyuz - touching down safely in Kazakhstan.
 
Officials investigate China Eastern Airlines plane crash
Thirty-six hours into the recovery operation following China Eastern's Boeing aircraft crash, no survivors have been found. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft plunged from the sky, crashing into a forested mountainside, with 132 passengers on board.
 
Russian cosmonauts arrive at the International Space Station
Three Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station (ISS), docking the Soyuz capsule with the outpost on Friday. The docking came about three hours and 10 minutes after the Soyuz spacecraft lifted off from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday.
 
European Space Agency suspends ExoMars mission with Russia
The European Space Agency (ESA) confirmed that it is indefinitely suspending its ExoMars rover mission with partner, Roscosmos, Russia's state space corporation. The ESA had previously stated that the mission was "very unlikely" because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
 
NASA’s new moon rocket set for debut
On Thursday, NASA revealed its new moon rocket from its assembly line at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The gargantuan rocket stands 322-foot-tall (98 meters), NASA's Space Launch System and Orion crew capsule included.
 
Situation in Ukraine forces superpowers to reconsider strategies
As the war in Ukraine rages into its third week, Russia has sought to evolve its tactics as advanced weapons, especially man-portable anti-tank and air defense systems, as well as small arms and ammunition, pour into Ukraine. The advanced weapon systems have made an impact as Ukrainian forces destroy Russian tanks, vehicles, supply trucks and helicopters, slowing their advance through the country.
 
Republican senators declare opposition to Iran nuclear deal
Republican lawmakers have said they oppose the agreement with Tehran sought by US President Joe Biden. Forty-nine of fifty Republicans have stated their opposition to Biden's attempts to revive a 2015 accord with Iran.
 
US in talks with Poland to send jets to Ukraine
On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the US was looking to supply fighter jets to Ukraine. Blinken said the US planned to supply F-16 fighter jets to Poland with a view to replacing any aircraft Poland provides to Ukraine.