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October 31, 2014
It's Anchors Aweigh on Modifications to NASA's Pegasus Barge
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 30, 2014
It's anchors aweigh on refurbishments to NASA's Pegasus barge, which will be used to ferry the massive core stage of America's next great ship - the Space Launch System. SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built for deep space missions, including to an asteroid and ultimately to Mars. The core stage, towering more than 200 feet tall with a diameter of 27.6 feet, will store cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen that will feed the vehicle's RS-25 engines. The core stage is made up ... read more

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North Alabama Companies Play Big Part in Orion's First Flight
On Dec. 4, the Orion spacecraft will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a Delta IV Heavy rocket for a trip that will take it 3,600 miles above Earth's surface - a histor ... more
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NASA seeks proposals for deep space exploration, journey to Mars
NASA is soliciting proposals for concept studies or technology development projects that will be necessary to enable human pioneers to go to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and Mars. ... more
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NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the JPSS-2 Mission
NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the J ... more
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Dava Newman nominated for NASA post
The White House has announced the nomination of MIT's Dava Newman, professor of aeronautics and astronautics and of engineering systems, as NASA's deputy administrator, the space agency's No. 2 lead ... more
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"Houston: We Have A Problem...But No Worries, Our Virtual Therapist Is On It"
Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights ... more
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Space Trips To Change World For Better: Virgin Galactic CEO
As Virgin Galactic is developing commercial space vehicles to launch in spring 2015, for 155,000 pounds per ticket (about $249,015), chief executive George Whiteside expects space tourists to experi ... more
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NASA Exercises Authority to Proceed with Commercial Crew Contracts
On Sept. 16, NASA announced U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station (ISS) from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts. The ... more
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Li pledges China will boost innovation, creativity
China's Premier Li Keqiang said Saturday the world's second-biggest economy must open further to harness the innovative and creative talents of its 1.3 billion people. ... more
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Lynx Spacecraft Development in Pictures
XCOR Aerospace has announced marked progress on the path to commercial space flight with the integration of the cockpit to the fuselage on XCOR's Lynx spacecraft. With the fuselage, pressure c ... more
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"Dream Chaser" Chases Its Dream
"Dream Chaser" is the name given to a possible future reusable crewed suborbital and orbital lifting-body spaceplane. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been working toward development of the vehic ... more
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NASA Selects Advanced Oxygen Recovery Proposals for Spacecraft Missions
NASA has selected four partners to develop game changing technologies with the potential to increase the oxygen recovery rate aboard human spacecraft to at least 75 percent while achieving high reli ... more
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Richard Branson says commercial space flight almost here
Virgin Galactic - the Richard Branson enterprise aimed at taking civilians to the brink of space aboard a commercial shuttle - successfully launched and landed its SpaceShipTwo Tuesday in an unmanned flight test. ... more
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Waypoint 2 Space Partners with Final Frontier Training Suits
Waypoint 2 Space (Waypoint) has announced a partnership with Final Frontier Design (FFD) that will integrate FFD space suit designs with Waypoint's innovative EVA training systems in support of Wayp ... more
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Mars Rover Technology Adapted to Detect Gas Leaks
In collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG and E) announced that it is testing state-of-the-art technology adapted from NASA ... more
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Virgin Galactic could soon begin trips to space
Virgin Galactic owner Richard Branson says his company might soon be ready to take civilians into space. ... more
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This company is fighting NASA to bring people to space
When NASA awarded Elon Musk's SpaceX company and Boeing the contract to start bringing astronauts to the International Space Station as early as 2017, the Sierra Nevada Corp. was not happy. They're planning to legally contest NASA's decision to choose those companies, instead of them, so they can one day be part of space missions run by a commercial company. ... more
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Dream Chaser Teams with Stratolaunch to Carry People into Space
The Dream Chaser, a reusable crewed space shuttle currently under development by Sierra Nevada Corporation, may one day carry people into space with the help of Stratolaunch's massive carrier plane, ... more
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Two million Muslim pilgrims ending annual hajj
Two million Muslim pilgrims began leaving the holy city of Mecca on Monday, concluding the annual hajj during which Saudi leaders lashed out at Islamic extremism. ... more
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Club Med board recommends Chinese firm Fosun's new bid
The board of directors of French holiday firm Club Med on Monday unanimously recommended that shareholders accept an improved bid from Chinese conglomerate Fosun and its partners. ... more
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To boldly go: what is the point of space exploration?
The UK's space activities employs over 100,000 people and contributes nearly Pounds 10 billion to the economy but why bother with space exploration? This question will be debated by a panel includi ... more
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NASA Crashes Helicopter to Test Safety Improvements
"The big difference in this year's experiment is that we are testing three energy absorbing composite subfloor concepts that should help some of the dummy occupants sustain fewer injuries than they ... more
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Chinese Company to Create High-Altitude Space Balloon: Reports
A private company in Beijing is planning to build a high-altitude balloon to take people 40 kilometers (25 miles) above the earth to the brink of the planet's atmosphere, the South China Morning Pos ... more
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Galactic getaway
The sky's no longer the limit for Chinese tourists. Space is the final frontier for the country's wealthy travelers. Most have already traveled to the ends of the Earth - many, like Beijing banker T ... more
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Orion Recovery Tests Help Teams Prepare for December Flight
NASA, Orion prime contractor Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the third round of tests to practice recovering Orion when it splashes down off the coast of San Diego at the en ... more
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