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September 18, 2014
Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station
Washington (AFP) Sept 16, 2014
Boeing and SpaceX will build the next generation of spacecraft that will carry US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said Tuesday, hailing a new chapter in space flight. The $6.8-billion contract announced by NASA administrator Charles Bolden at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida will enable the United States to develop its own crew transport vehicles that could carry astronauts to the ISS within the next three years, US officials said. "Today, with the selection of Boein ... read more

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Science and Departure Preps for Station Crew
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