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“Space Commercialization”

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 →
Sep 15, 2014 07:11 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A hole-in-one would be a memorable event for anyone, but for English golfer Andy Sullivan, it was a stroke of luck that turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity -- a suborbital joyride. Continue reading →
Sep 11, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Less than a month after saying he'd be "bitterly disappointed" if Virgin Galactic flights don't start by the end of the year, Richard Branson admits that we'll need to wait a little longer. Continue reading →
Sep 5, 2014 04:55 PM ET // Irene Klotz
British soprano Sarah Brightman will begin training in January for a 2015 visit to the International Space Station. Continue reading →
Sep 6, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
After an 11th-hour stand-down to “triple check” technical data, a Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket is poised for a launch attempt early Sunday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 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.
Aug 27, 2014 02:22 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Launch of SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 rocket is on hold, pending a review after a related test vehicle self-destructed during a flight test last week. Continue reading →
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