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First Ghanaian Satellite Reaches Space

The first satellite from Ghana to ever reach space was carried beyond Earth by SpaceX a couple months ago. A cubesat from a team at Ghana's All Nations University was aboard one of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets in June and it was delivered to the International Space Station.

SpaceX May Attempt Launch Today After Two Delays

After two delays that prevented SpaceX from carrying out a Falcon 9 mission on Sunday and Monday, the company may try again tonight. SpaceX typically hasn't encountered multiple delays of this sort. The first was triggered by an issue with the rocket's computer guidance system.

Japan Headed To Mars' Moons By 2024

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has revealed a plan to reach and explore Mars' moons by 2024. Its "Martian Moons Exploration" mission involves sending robotic spacecraft to Phobos and Deimos. Tools on-board the spacecraft will investigate the moons.

NASA Delays Mars Rocket Launch To 2019

The first launch of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), a heavy rocket that could one day bring humans to Mars, has been pushed back to 2019. It was last said to be headed for a late 2018 launch. It'll be quite a few years before a flight to Mars takes place.

Apple Close To Improving Diabetes Treatment

A secret team within Apple is working on noninvasive sensors that can continuously monitor glucose levels in people with diabetes. CNBC reports Apple had been working on the project for five years and it's already begun feasibility trials. This tech could improve diabetes care.