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NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft is carried by a helicopter during a test in Sparks, Nev. While disappointed it wasn’t selected, the company said it “commends NASA for initiating the effort” of securing companies to transport astronauts to the International Space Station.

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NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

Elon Musk, head of SpaceX, introduced the Dragon v2 capsule in May at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif.

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NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

Astronaut Randy Bresnik prepares to enter Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft for an evaluation at the company’s Houston Product Support Center.

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NASA picks Boeing, SpaceX to ferry astronauts

NASA picks Boeing, SpaceX to ferry astronauts

The picks comprise a blend of old and new space know-how.

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NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit.

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European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014 file photo taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is pictured from a distance of 285 kms. Scientists at the European Space Agency on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, announced the spot where they will attempt the first landing on a co…

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European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

BERLIN (AP) — Talk about a moving target.

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UA-led HiRise cam captures image of latest Mars landing

HiRise has done it again - this time, capturing a photo of the NASA rover Curiosity payload descending toward the surface of Mars beneath its parachute.

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NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars

PASADENA, Calif. — In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past.

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Yuri's Night, a 51st anniversary celebration

On April 12, 1961, Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the earth.

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Arizona space experts respond

Arizona's planetary scientists aren't at all surprised that the Obama administration has canceled the rocketry program designed to carry humans back to the moon by 2020.

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