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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa awards US$6.8b to Boeing and SpaceX for space shuttle replacements

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:39pm by MCT

    ... short for Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, had already won a Nasa contract to ferry cargo to the space station. But this is another mark in Musk's favour as he lobbies to level ...

  2. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX and Boeing wait on funding decision from Nasa for space taxis

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:38pm by Bloomberg

    ... In 11 years, the company has earned a reputation for setting audacious goals while evolving from making rockets to becoming the first private cargo hauler to the space station. The commercial ...

  3. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa cargo ship Cygnus makes delivery to International Space Station

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... another triumph for the booming commercial space arena that has its sights set on launching astronauts. Orbital Sciences' unmanned cargo ship, the Cygnus, pulled up at the orbiting lab ... The successful arrival means Orbital Sciences can start making good on a US$1.9 billion contract with Nasa for more deliveries, each one carrying more cargo. The next could fly by Christmas. Russia ...

  4. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX cargo ship reaches International Space Station

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 09:49pm by Reuters in Cape Canaveral

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral Astronauts aboard the International Space Station plucked a commercial cargo ship from orbit on Wednesday, a key manoeuvre in the first US supply run to the orbital outpost since the retirement of the cargo-hauling space shuttles last year. After a 2-1/2 day trip, Space Exploration Technologies’ Dragon cargo ship positioned itself 10 metres away from ...

  5. News - World - SPACE

    Dragon V2 capsule from SpaceX is first entry in race to build successor to space shuttle

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... time at a packed press conference in Hawthorne, California. The shiny spacecraft sat on a white stage floor, as a scorched Dragon cargo capsule was suspended above, bearing the blackened ... propulsion and deploy legs to land, instead of using parachutes to make an ocean splash-landing the way the cargo capsule does. But it will still have parachutes that it can use for a landing in case ...

  6. News - Asia - SPACE

    First Japanese commander of International Space Station appointed

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:36pm

    ... from 14 countries. China’s ambitious manned space programme includes building a twin-module space laboratory, Tiangong-2, next year and a full-scale space station by 2020. An unmanned cargo vessel is expected to be blasted into orbit in about 2016 to supply Tiangong-2, Xinhua reported last month. The cargo ship, named Tianzhou (“Heavenly Vessel”), would be carried by the newly ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX bids to break Boeing, Lockheed hold on space launches

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:24pm by NYT

    ... of entrenched aerospace giants on the nation's space programmes. SpaceX already has changed the way Nasa conducts space flight. It now runs regular cargo resupply missions to astronauts aboard ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa turns to private companies to exploit the moon's resources

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... to deliver cargo to the ISS, the moon proposal- dubbed CATALYST (Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown)-would get no US government economic help. Missions in the moon's orbit have ...

  9. News - World - SPACE

    Space Station astronauts investigate cooling unit breakdown

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 09:36pm by AP

    ... Mission Control wants the problem fixed soon. Todd said it is possible that next week's launch of a commercial cargo ship, from the US state of Virginia, may need to be delayed. Lift-off ... the entire outfit returned to earth before closing the matter. That won't happen until a SpaceX Dragon capsule is launched in February; it's the only cargo ship capable of returning items ...

  10. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX's Dragon capsule returns from historic ISS mission

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... historic mission signifies the restoration of America's ability to deliver and return critical space station cargo," Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and head of SpaceX, said. Nasa ... to release the commercial cargo ship 410 kilometres above earth. SpaceX provided updates of the journey back via Twitter. The supply ship brought back nearly 900 kilograms of science experiments ...




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