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This awesome SpaceX simulator lets you pilot the Crew Dragon in space

Take it from us -- it's not as easy as you might think!

NASA is operating its Mars Curiosity rover from workers’ home offices

The coronavirus pandemic prompted NASA to ask its employees to work from home

Watch Rocket Lab’s helicopter catch a dummy rocket in mid-air

The company wants to perfect the feat for its reusable rocket system

Boeing to attempt second Starliner test flight after bungled debut mission

But the test flight probably won't take place until the fall at the earliest

NASA reveals how many Americans applied to become an astronaut

The successful candidates could bag a trip to the moon, and even beyond

Urine luck: Astronauts’ pee could be the secret ingredient to future moon bases

It's much cheaper than transporting materials from Earth

U.S. Space Force first launch: How to watch live

Watch it happen live beginning at 11:57 a.m. PT today

DARPA is building a robotic space mechanic to fix satellites in orbit

It will also tow them around to help extend their usefulness

Space Force needs to prepare for a new Cold War in Earth’s orbit

Are U.S. space assets at risk from enemy hunter-killer satellites? One ex-Air Force general thinks so.

ExoMars mission delay means no launch until at least 2022

Additional equipment tests are needed, and the coronavirus isn't helping, either

New SpaceX factory will build a Starship rocket every 72 hours, Elon Musk claims

Musk is gearing up to mass-produce more Starship rockets in the Texas factory

Crops in space: ISS-grown lettuce given the green light

Astronauts on longer missions will be able to enjoy meals with “space lettuce”

SpaceX to send tourists to the space station for a crazy price

Tourists will stay on the space station for a total of eight days

Launching little: Inside Rocket Lab’s ingenious plan to democratize space

The company wants to make space accessible to everyone -- not just governments and ultra-rich corporations

Virgin Galactic is taking new spaceflight reservations. Got $1,000?

You'll need more than $250,000 if you really want to soar among the stars

Enjoy NASA’s re-creation of Apollo 13’s moon mission in crisp 4K

The stunning moonscape imagery also includes a cameo by Earth

SpaceX will offer space tourism flights sooner than you think

Space Adventures will join SpaceX in its quest to conquer private spaceflight by late 2021.

Revamped photo of ‘Pale Blue Dot’ reminds us how small we are

NASA updated the Pale Blue Dot photo taken by the Voyager 1 mission 30 years ago using modern tech

Job opening: NASA hiring new astronauts for moon and Mars missions

Looking to pack in the 9-to-5 grind? NASA is launching applications for a new generation of space travelers.

Low Earth orbit is overcrowded, but this Silicon Valley startup has a solution

Space-tracking startup LeoLabs is using radar to keep an eye on what's happening in Earth orbit. Here's why.

Latest Reviews

Sony Xperia 1 II review: Stand out from the crowd

Sony uses its expertise in cameras, screens, and design on the desirable and unusual, but rather niche, Xperia 1 II.

Boost Mobile calls up three new entry-level rate plans

Boost Mobile on Monday introduced three new entry-level plans for consumers who may need to stick to a tight budget. The trio include unlimited talk and text with varying degrees of high speed data.Boost Mobile already has two rate plans which cost less than $50, a 10GB ($35) and $45 (15GB). With the addition of the new options Boost subscribers now have five choices under $50.$10 – Unlimited talk, text, and 1GB data$15 – Unlimited talk, text, and 2GB data$25 – Unlimited talk, text, and 5GB dataIn addition to the new rate plan, Boost Mobile is also introducing high-speed data add-on packages which can be recurring or one-time usage. Pricing is $5 per gigabyte and is available in one and two gigabyte options.SEE: Boost Mobile Buyer’s GuideBoost Mobile does have a pair of unlimited data plans which cost $50 and $60 per month. The difference between the two being the former includes 12GB mobile hotspot while the latter has 30GB hotspot and unlimited HD video streaming.Boost recently launched a new $hrink-It! plan which starts out at $45 per month and includes 15GB data. Customers who pay their bill on time three months receive a $5 discount on their plan. Do it again, and Boost will shave another $5 off each month, putting it at just $35 per month after six total on-time payments.

WaterField Bootcamp Gym Bag review

We might be largely stuck at home as the summer 2020 season kicks into high gear but that doesn’t mean we’re completely hopeless. Businesses are open, albeit with limited hours, and likely a few safety measure in place.One segment of business that a lot of us missed during the shutdown was the workout and personal fitness one. Sure, we can get in a few exercises and routines at home, but there’s nothing like having a dedicated place to go with proper equipment.If you’re among those willing and/or able to get to and from a gym, you’ll want to pack the right gear. For some that means just a quick change of shoes. For others it might mean a dedicated outfit, headphones, water bottle, and more.Up for review today is the WaterField Bootcamp Gym Bag, a perfect companion for toting your items back and forth to the gym. 1 of 4 We’ve been a fan of the WaterField brand since we first had to chance to check out its products. And after spending some time with this one, we’ve fallen head over heels with it. In fact, we’ve come to use it on an almost daily basis, gym or no gym.Almost square in stature (13.5-inches x 12.5-inches), the Bootcamp Gym Bag is available in tan waxed canvas or ballistic nylon. Our review unit was the former, which we’ve found gets a nice patina and unique look after a few weeks.The size is just right for putting into most gym lockers, and adequate enough for the stuff we carry with us on a day-today basis. Some days that means a portable charger, pair of shoes, notebook, and a magazine. Other days it’s car keys, water bottles, and a change of clothes.We appreciate that there are two pockets for (up to 3-inch) bottles, one at each end. This is great for days when you might leave the house with any combination of protein shake, sports drink, energy drink, or water.The main interior can be accessed by way of both side. On one you’ll find it is zippered nearly all the way around. On the other there is a zipper across the top which lets you quickly reach an internal pocket. We like that the bag allows for easy access — even when the bag is in a locker.The “rip-stop” lining is not just functional, preventing tears and snags, but also provides an eye-catching complimentary color.On the exterior is a pocket that snaps closed with a magnet, and is often where we toss our keys, earbud case, and wallet. Flip it around and you’ll find a pocket that fits magazines, books, and other items to be hastily stashed.If you’re the type who gets up at the crack of dawn, ready to take on the world with CrossFit, you’ll dig this bag. It’s the right size for your wrist straps, gloves, and other gear. The same goes for indoor wall climbers and weight-lifters. The WaterField Bootcamp Gym Bag is the right size for your daily tools.Depending on how and where you use the bag, you might find yourself using the shoulder strap. It’s included with the bag and sort of re-purposes it into a daily commuter bag. While it doesn’t have a laptop or tablet sleeve, it does have enough nooks and crannies to stow away pens, notepads, phones, keys, and more.This will likely become our go-to bag for traveling by air, if and when that ever happens again. It’s convenient, flexible, and comprises of quality materials.If you like the distressed look, get out there and own it. But, if you want to touch it up or refresh the coating, you can purchase wax and apply it in a matter of minutes. Doing so also gives your bag a water repellent finish and makes it so spills and stains can be wiped away.One of the biggest reasons we’ve become fans of WaterField and its products is that they stand behind them. Indeed, the Bootcamp Gym Bag is backed by a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.Learn more about the Bootcamp Gym Bag ($199), and other bags at the WaterField website.

TRIO MAX: Give your laptop two more screens on the go

Few things can provide a boost to your productivity like a secondary display. If you’ve ever tried it, you know just how frustrating it can be moving back to a single screen.Then, when you get into a third screen… well, that’s an entirely different experience. All of a sudden you’re hopping between tasks, keeping up with emails, watching videos, posting to social media, and more — all without closing a tab.Buying a second or third monitor can be costly, and take up a fair amount of space. What’s more, if you live a portable lifestyle, you’ll end up leaving that screen behind when you head to the library or coffee shop.If you’ve ever pondered what it’s like to have a multiple screens for your laptop or Chromebook, wonder no more. The Mobile Pixels TRIO MAX brings a pair of plug-n-play USB displays to your favorite portable workplace.Whether it’s photo editing, blogging, working on a term paper, or just managing emails and social media, you’ll appreciate the extra real estate. Hell, it’s even awesome for gaming,too.Simply connect the TRIO MAX to the back of your laptop, plug it in via USB, and slide out the extra displays. The TRIO MAX’s hinge provides up to 270° of rotation, which means you can adjust the monitors to the exact position that works for you.Get Yours Now!The Mobile Pixels TRIO MAX is normally priced about $319, but you can grab one for just $269.99, or about 15% off!Pick up a second one and you can save even more. That’s right, a pair of TRIO MAX’s is your for just $499.99, or $250 each. Best SellersSave even more!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.