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    • The Space Barons

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Will Collyer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
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    The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons - most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen - are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel and send humans even further than NASA has gone. 

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    • One of the Last Things John Glenn Did Before He Died Was to Write Jeff Bezos a Letter. This Is What It Said.

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Days before he died Thursday at age 95, John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, wrote a letter to another space enthusiast—Jeffrey P. Bezos—who has said watching the moon landing at age 5 was a seminal moment and one of the reasons he founded his space company, Blue Origin.

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    • An Exclusive Look at Jeff Bezos’s Plan to Set up Amazon-Like Delivery for ‘Future Human Settlement’ of the Moon

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    More than four decades after the last man walked on the lunar surface, several upstart space entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on NASA's renewed interest in returning to the moon, offering a variety of proposals with the ultimate goal of establishing a lasting human presence there.

    "An Exclusive Look at Jeff Bezos’s Plan to Set up Amazon-Like Delivery for ‘Future Human Settlement’ of the Moon" is from the March 03, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christian Davenport and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Elon Musk’s SpaceX Is Using a Powerful Rocket Technology. NASA Advisers Say It Could Put Lives at Risk.

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
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    When Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX were looking to make their Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, they came up with a creative idea — keep the propellant at super-cold temperatures to shrink its size, allowing them to pack more of it into the tanks.

    "Elon Musk’s SpaceX Is Using a Powerful Rocket Technology. NASA Advisers Say It Could Put Lives at Risk." is from the May 05, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christian Davenport and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Elon Musk on Mariachi Bands, Zero-G Games, and Why His Mars Plan Is Like 'Battlestar Galactica'

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Elon Musk founded SpaceX in 2002 with the goal of colonizing Mars. And for months he’d been saying he’d finally provide details of his plans at the International Astronautical Congress here.

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    • Elon Musk Says His Next Spaceship Could Not Only Take You to the Moon and Mars, but From N.Y. To London in 29 Minutes

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    For years, Elon Musk has been focused on building a colony on Mars. That's why he founded SpaceX in 2002, and it’s been the driving force behind the company ever since.

    "Elon Musk Says His Next Spaceship Could Not Only Take You to the Moon and Mars, but From N.Y. To London in 29 Minutes" is from the September 29, 2017 Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christian Davenport and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Jeff Bezos Just Unveiled His New Rocket. And It's a Monster

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The New Shepard rocket that Blue Origin has been launching and landing is a fairly modest thing, 65 feet high, capable of getting just past the edge of space, some 60 miles up. But on Monday, Jeff Bezos' space company announced the design of its new, orbital rocket, a towering, more powerful behemoth designed to take people and commercial satellites to orbit.

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    • A First Look at the Path NASA Astronauts Will Walk When the U.S. Launches Humans Into Space Again

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The a new crew tower at Launch Complex 41, the last place on Earth the astronauts will walk before stepping into the company’s Starliner spacecraft, is one example of the company’s progress. It’s a massive structure, made of 1.4 million pounds of steel, that adds yet another point to the cape’s skyline and offers a penthouse-like view of the shoreline.

    "A First Look at the Path NASA Astronauts Will Walk When the U.S. Launches Humans Into Space Again" is from the January 27, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christian Davenport and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • The Mystery Behind the Fate of a Top-Secret Satellite Comes at the Height of One of Elon Musk’s Biggest Rivalries

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    At first, everything appeared to go smoothly. Elon Musk’s SpaceX cheered a successful liftoff of its Falcon 9 rocket Sunday evening. So did the Air Force’s 45th Space Wing, which operates the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. But on Monday, as reports surfaced that something went disastrously wrong with the classified satellite it had been hired to launch into orbit, SpaceX said that a review showed its Falcon 9 rocket “performed nominally,” or without incident.

    "The Mystery Behind the Fate of a Top-Secret Satellite Comes at the Height of One of Elon Musk’s Biggest Rivalries" is from the January 09, 2018 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christian Davenport and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos Are Getting Closer to Flying Tourists to Space

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Virgin Galactic, the company founded by Richard Branson to ferry tourists to space, returned to flight this week nearly two years after its spacecraft came apart during a test flight, killing one of the pilots. Cruising over the Mojave desert for three hours and 43 minutes, a mothership ferried SpaceShipTwo to an altitude of about 50,000 feet in what the company called “an exciting milestone in our shared quest to open space to change the world for good.”

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    • Elon Musk's Rocket Blew Up in September. Here's Why One of His Main Customers Isn't Worried.

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The McLean-based company has spent $3 billion to build a fleet of new, state-of-the-art satellites that would replace an aging constellation that’s been in orbit for years. The company has hired SpaceX for seven missions over the next year to launch dozens into orbit.

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    • Jeff Bezos Launches–and Lands–His Rocket for a Fifth Time, Surprising Even Himself

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    It was supposed to end with a fireball. But instead, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin successfully performed an in-flight escape test, while also improbably landing the first stage of its New Shepard rocket in the West Texas desert Wednesday.

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    • Elon Musk Provides New Details on His 'Mind Blowing' Mission to Mars

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Elon Musk Provides New Details on His 'Mind Blowing' Mission to Mars" is from the June 10, 2016, Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christian Davenport and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Why Elon Musk Has so Much Riding on Spacex’s Upcoming Rocket Launch

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Elon Musk has ambitious goals for SpaceX in the next couple of years. The company plans to launch its new massive rocket, the Falcon Heavy, as it works toward flying an unmanned spacecraft to Mars next year. It also is planning to fly astronauts to the International Space Station by 2018, a feat that would return the United States to human spaceflight.

    "Why Elon Musk Has so Much Riding on Spacex’s Upcoming Rocket Launch" is from the January 06, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christian Davenport and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Jeff Bezos Just Live-Tweeted His Space Company's Latest Rocket Launch

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Jeff Bezos Just Live-Tweeted His Space Company's Latest Rocket Launch" is from the April 02, 2016 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christian Davenport and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Elon Musk's SpaceX Does It Again. Nails Fourth Landing

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Elon Musk's SpaceX Does It Again. Nails Fourth Landing" is from the May 27, 2016 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christian Davenport and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • The Air Force Is Close to Declaring the Controversial F-35 Ready for Combat

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "The Air Force Is Close to Declaring the Controversial F-35 Ready for Combat" is from the July 28, 2016, National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christian Davenport and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Government Watchdog Says SpaceX, Boeing Delays Could Imperil Nasa’s Presence on the Space Station

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The two contractors that NASA has hired to build new spacecrafts to fly astronauts to the International Space Station could face further delays that push certification of their vehicles to 2019, two years behind schedule, according to a report issued Thursday by government investigators.

    "Government Watchdog Says SpaceX, Boeing Delays Could Imperil Nasa’s Presence on the Space Station" is from the February 16, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christian Davenport and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Texas School Had a Shooting Plan, Armed Officers and Practice. And Still 10 People Died.

    • By: Todd C. Frankel, Christian Davenport, Tim Craig, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    SANTA FE, TEX. — They, like so many others, thought they had taken the steps to avoid this.

    "Texas School Had a Shooting Plan, Armed Officers and Practice. And Still 10 People Died." is from the May 19, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Todd C. Frankel, Brittney Martin, Tim Craig and Christian Davenport and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • NSA Case Highlights Growing Concerns over Insider Threats

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The recent arrest of a National Security Agency contractor charged with stealing highly classified material is yet the latest example of a trend that officials say can be every bit as dangerous as an outside hacker: the insider threat.

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