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Orbital Sciences Sends its First Commercial Cargo Ship to ISS

The AP reported yesterday that the Orbital Sciences Corporation successfully launched a rocket from the eastern shore of Virginia. The occasion was marked, as most occasions are, by a tweet: We have #Cygnus separation! Look out ISS, here we come. …

Confirmed: Apollo 11 Engines Recovered by Jeff Bezos
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Back in March of this year, NASA announced that a discovery had been made that would thrill space-junkies far and wide. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who had also founded the aerospace company Blue Origin, had recovered the Apollo Saturn V …

NASA to Remember Fallen Astronauts on February 1

NASA announced today that its yearly “Day of Remembrance” for fallen astronauts will be held on February 1. The date marks the 10th anniversary of the day the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Flags at …

NASA Issues Contracts For Future Manned Spaceflights

NASA today announced that it has awarded three different companies contracts to develop technology that will enable commercial manned spaceflight from U.S. soil. The Boeing Company, Sierra Nevada Corporation Space System, and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) were all contracted for …

SpaceX Launch a Success, to Dock With Space Station on Wednesday

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) yesterday evening launched its Dragon spacecraft into orbit from Cape Canaveral. The Dragon was lifted by a Falcon 9 rocket at 8:35 am, right on schedule. The vehicle carries cargo and supplies bound for the International …

NASA Puts Out Feelers For Commercial Crews NASA Puts Out Feelers For Commercial Crews
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NASA has issued a call for industry to submit proposals for the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Initiative. In 2010, President Obama proposed a change in how NASA operates. Prior to that, NASA had carried out the task of ferrying materials …

Newt Gingrich Wants a Moon Base Newt Gingrich Wants a Moon Base
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As the political season heats up, the presidential candidates are campaigning harder to earn your vote. All kinds of promises have been made, hands have been shook, and negative ads have been created. Most of the content being the same …