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Spacesuited Astronauts Climb Aboard Boeing CST-100 Commercial Crew Capsule for Key Tests

by Ken Kremer July 25, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter A pair of NASA astronauts donned their spacesuits for key fit check evaluations inside a test version of the Boeing Company’s CST-100 commercial ‘space taxi’ which was unveiled this week for the world’s first glimpse of the cabin’s interior. Boeing is […]

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Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser Gets Wings and Tail, Starts Ground Testing

by Ken Kremer July 13, 2013

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s winged Dream Chaser engineering test article is moving forward with a series of ground tests at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in California that will soon lead to dramatic aerial flight tests throughout 2013. Pathfinding tow tests on Dryden’s concrete runway aim to validate the performance of the vehicles’ nose skid, brakes, […]

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Boeing Commercial Space Taxi and Atlas V Launcher Move Closer to Blastoff

by Ken Kremer June 1, 2013

The next time that American astronauts launch to space from American soil it will surely be aboard one of the new commercially built “space taxis” currently under development by a trio of American aerospace firms – Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada Corp – enabled by seed money from NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Boeing has […]

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NASA: Reaches for New Heights – Greatest Hits Video

by Ken Kremer January 25, 2013

Video Caption: At NASA, we’ve been a little busy: landing on Mars, developing new human spacecraft, going to the space station, working with commercial partners, observing the Earth and the Sun, exploring our solar system and understanding our universe. And that’s not even everything.Credit: NASA Check out this cool action packed video titled “NASA: Reaching […]

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