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Top stories: June 2016

30 Jun 2016, 10:14 UTC
Top stories: June 2016
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Each month we will round up some of the top stories in space, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and technology.Here's our round-up for June:Space And Tech Converge As Seattle Hosts Major Space ConferenceThe NewSpace conference has been held in Silicon Valley for about a decade, but starting this year it will alternate between the Bay Area and Seattle. That’s in recognition of the growing cluster of companies in Seattle working on space technologies. Hannah Kerner, executive director of conference organiser, Space Frontier Foundation, says the presence of Boeing, Microsoft and Amazon has helped nourish space entrepreneurship.Read more here. Watch the highlights from the conference here.
First Private Moon Landing Slated for 2017SpaceIL, an Israeli space tech start-up will attempt to ride a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the Moon next year. If it succeeds in landing a rover on the Moon, travelling at least 500 meteres across the surface, and beaming back high-definition video to prove its accomplishment, SpaceIL will win Alphabet's Google Lunar XPRIZE competition -- along with the $20 million prize that comes with a first-place finish. Read more here.









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