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3 hrs ago | SPACE.com
After a four-year competition, NASA has tapped the commerical spaceflight companies SpaceX and Boeing to launch astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil by 2017, agency officials announced today . If all goes according to plan, the two companies will reduce or end NASA's dependence on Russia for its orbital taxi service.
7 hrs ago | Ars Technica
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11 hrs ago | Click2Houston
NASA will make a "major announcement" later Tuesday about its plans to partner with the private sector to transport astronauts to the international space station. The space agency said it will hold a news conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4 p.m. ET to discuss "the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States," according to a brief statement on its website.
11 hrs ago | KBOI-AM Boise
When the space shuttle Atlantis rolled to a stop on July 21, 2011, Commander Chris Ferguson noted the poignant end of the shuttle program: "Mission complete, Houston, after serving the world for over 30 years, the shuttle has earned its place in history, and it has come to a final stop." Now, after an expensive and ferocious four-year competition, NASA will announce on Tuesday if Boeing, Space X or Sierra Nevada will be the one to build the spacecraft to replace the space shuttle.
11 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel
NASA plans to announce today the winner of a lucrative contract to build the so-called "taxi" to the International Space Station that will return the U.S. to manned spaceflight, the space agency said. The competition pits aerospace giant Boeing Co.
15 hrs ago | This is The West Country
IF children at Bishop Henderson Primary School in Taunton had any post-summer holiday blues at the start of the September term, a trip into outer space blew them away. Year five pupils enjoyed a visit from the Space Odyssey mobile planetarium, and were thrilled to become the first children inside its new Voyager 2 space dome, which set up for a morning inside their school hall.
An Indian spacecraft is on course to reach Mars, an official said on Monday , following a 666-million-kilometre voyage that could see New Delhi's low-cost space programme win Asia's race to the Red Planet. File photo of scientists and engineers working on a Mars Orbiter vehicle at the Indian Space Research Organisation's satellite centre in Bangalore.
There are very few Americans who need welfare and government support less than Elon Musk, the hyper-creative head of the Tesla Motors electric car company, the Space X rocketry and satellite hoisting firm and Solar City, a leader in renewable energy. And yet, almost no one gets more government benefits and business.
The James Webb Space Telescope , now being developed by NASA and slated for launch in 2018, will constitute a technological leap forward in space based astronomy. It will be tasked with ferretting out the birth and evolution of galaxies and the development of stars and planets.
On September 15, 2014, the space agency's inspector general released a report blasting NASA's Near Earth Objects program, which is meant to hunt and catalog comets, asteroids and relatively large fragments of these objects that pass within 28 million miles of Earth. The purpose is to protect the planet against their potential dangers.
A new organization aims to send people to space on private spacecraft while supporting worthy causes on Earth at the same time. Spaceship Earth Grants has launched a contest with a 1-in-50,000 chance for the ultimate ride - a trip into space - and other prizes as well.
If it wasn't already apparent that SpaceX CEO and Telsa co-founder Elon Musk is one of today's more ambitious visionaries, let's remember: he wants to build a city on Mars. We knew this back in 2012 when Musk gave Space.com a rough outline of what colonizing Mars would need, like a small pioneering group of 10 or so brave souls with construction materials followed by more folks at $500,000 a ticket.
An artist's impression of how the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar will reveal the 3D architecture of forests in a bid to further our understanding of the carbon cycle NASA is developing a laser-based instrument for deployment on the International Space Station that will probe the depths of Earth's forests from space in a bid to reveal more about their role in the planet's carbon cycle. After its completion in 2018, this Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation lidar will join the likes of the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite in studying Earth's vegetation on a global scale.
Space Shuttle Enterprise : namesake of the Star Trek spaceship, and one of NASA's greatest, and biggest, behind-the-scenes testing tools. NEW YORK-The space shuttle Enterprise has been ensconced aboard the USS Intrepid for just over two years.
The space agency announced Thursday that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago. Officials say drilling could begin as early as next week at an outcrop of rocks called Pahrump Hills.
Kevlar can fend off bullets traveling at hundreds of meters per second no problem, but the supertough synthetic fiber is no match for debris hurtling through outer space at several kilometers per second. In June, engineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics in Germany ran a space-debris simulation to test the fiber.
The authentic spacesuit worn by famous Belka and Strelka, the first ever dogs in space, is set to be sold at an auction Saturday. Fans of Soviet space memorabilia will be able to buy it online - for a barking mad starting price of just $5,100.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:47 pm
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