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NASA Taps Boeing, SpaceX to Transport Astronauts to Space Station

In the latest step toward commercial human space flight, Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to carry the next NASA astronauts into space, the agency announced today. NASA awarded $4.2 ...

4 hours ago from Wired Science

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NASA asteroid defense program falls short: audit

The US space agency's program to detect and protect the Earth from incoming asteroids is poorly managed and far behind schedule, said a government audit report on Monday.

Mon 15 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Boeing and SpaceX Expected to Win Major NASA Space Taxi Contract

NASA will rely on them to send astronauts to the International Space Station

8 hours ago from TIME

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NASA HS3 instrument views two dimensions of clouds

NASA's Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument, flying aboard an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft in this summer's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission, is studying the changing profile ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Spaceship Earth Grants competition offers private citizens a trip into space

Spaceship Earth Grants (SEG), a US public-benefit organization and an affiliate of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, has launched a contest that aims to give away one space flight for every ...

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Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars

(Phys.org) —The finding of a 'cell-like' structure, which investigators now know once held water, came about as a result of collaboration between scientists in the UK and Greece. Their findings ...

Mon 15 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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New Horizons sights tiny Pluto moon as spacecraft races toward dwarf planet

Here's Hydra! The New Horizons team spotted the tiny moon of Pluto in July, about six months ahead of when they expected to. You can check it out in the images below. The find is exciting in ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Global Hawk and satellites investigating Hurricane Edouard today

The unmanned Global Hawk aircraft that's part of NASA's airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3 mission was winging its way to Hurricane Edouard on September 16. In addition to ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA to Make Major Announcement Today About Astronaut Transport to the International Space Station

NASA will make a major announcement today at 4 p.m. EDT regarding the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States. The agency will make the announcement during a news conference ...

14 hours ago from Science @ NASA

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U.S. air force seeks funding for space surveillance satellites

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force plans to request initial funding for three surveillance satellites to track objects in space as part of its fiscal 2016 budget request, a top Air Force ...

4 hours ago from Reuters

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