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Cady Coleman and Scott Kelley in the Dragon Image Credit: SpaceX This is the final entry concerning the second round of funding in the Commercial

Blue Origin Spacecraft Image Credit: NASA / Blue Origin Third in our series on the second round of funding in the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev)

NASA HL-20 Image Credit: NASA The second round of funding in the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program has been announced by NASA. Sierra Nevada Corporation

Boeing CST-100 Image Credit: Boeing NASA announced the second round of funding in the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. Boeing was the big winner in

In recognition of SpaceX’s groundbreaking year in 2010, with the successful launch of two Falcon 9 rockets, and the safe return of its Dragon capsule,

Falcon Heavy will lift more than twice as much as any other launch vehicle See video of full press conference. WASHINGTON – Today, Elon Musk,

Falcon 9 / Lunar Mission Image Credit: Astrobotic Technology Astrobotic Technology, Inc., a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University, announced the signing of a contract with

The most recent issue of Science News (18 December 2010) has the following notes from 17 December 1960: HEAVY SHIELD UNNECESSARY — Heavy shielding as

* The Falcon 9 rocket performed nearly flawlessly. The roll attitude was solid through the entire flight. The first stage sep was without impingement. *

Today, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to re-enter a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit. SpaceX launched its Dragon spacecraft into low-Earth orbit atop

White Knight Two flyover of Spaceport America Terminal carrying SpaceShipTwo Image Credit: Barbara David The two mile runway at Spaceport America in New Mexico was

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