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Mar 19, 2015 07:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through the use of a monster telescope attached to a modified Boeing 747 jet, astronomers have discovered the dust of an ancient supernova near the center of the Milky Way.
Sep 18, 2014 09:56 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
With this week's announcement of multi-billion dollar contracts being awarded to two private spaceflight companies comes a renewed excitement for what this could mean for NASA's overarching plans for Mars. Continue reading →
Sep 17, 2014 06:42 AM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA is hiring both SpaceX and Boeing to develop commercial space taxis that can fly astronauts -- and one day privately paying passengers -- to the space station and other planned outposts orbiting Earth. Continue reading →
Aug 29, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A three-way race to build a commercially operated spaceship to shuttle astronauts -- and other paying customers -- to and from low-Earth orbit is close the finish line, with NASA aiming to award development and flight service contracts as early as next week.
Sep 16, 2010 05:43 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Boeing has decided to enter a spaceflight sector populated by startups, internet entrepreneurs and small firms working to pioneer the space frontier.
Oct 31, 2011 04:31 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The program, in one of the space shuttle's processing hangars, is a glimpse into future public-private ventures.
Aug 3, 2012 02:53 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA signs agreements worth more than $1 billion for Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada Corp. to continue work on commercial space taxis.
Apr 19, 2011 03:15 PM ET // Irene Klotz
For years, Elon Musk has been saying that three years after the government puts up the cash, he could have a new ride for astronauts ready to fly. On Monday, NASA took him up on that pledge.