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  • Bezos unveils rocket engine partnership with Boeing, Lockheed

    WASHINGTON Capping back-to-back news that emphatically heralded the United States' return to space exploration, Jeff Bezos on Wednesday unveiled plans for "a 21st century" rocket engine developed by his private aerospace company that could help reduce...
  • Boeing's 'space taxi' includes seat for a tourist

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Boeing Co's proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, the company's program manager said on Wednesday, a first for a U.S....
  • Get ready! NASA's MAVEN mission is about to reach Mars

    Get ready! NASA's MAVEN mission is about to reach Mars
    Home stretch! This Sunday, after a 10-month journey across the inner solar system, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft will finally reach the Red Planet. The orbiter could provide the elusive answer to a simple question: If Mars once had enough atmosphere to...
  • Orion a step closer to deep space; NASA practices pulling it from sea

    Orion a step closer to deep space; NASA practices pulling it from sea
    You have built a multibillion-dollar spaceship that will one day take humans to asteroids and Mars. You have big plans to send it up 3,600 miles into orbit, or about 15 times farther than the International Space Station. Now comes the hard part:...
  • SpaceX rocket to deliver new payloads to ISS

    SpaceX rocket to deliver new payloads to ISS
    SpaceX plans to launch its next International Space Station resupply rocket early Saturday morning, carrying hurricane-monitoring equipment and science materials for experiments from Sanford-Burnham Institute, the University of Central Florida and a...
  • SpaceX aims to step up launch rate with next mission for NASA

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A cargo version of the spaceship being developed by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies is slated to launch early Saturday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the company's second launch in 13 days....
  • U.N. aviation body to mull space safety as space taxis ready for flight

    MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nation's civil aviation body, currently wrestling with how to help airlines maintain safety over conflict zones, is taking first steps toward protection for commercial vessels in space. Commercial space travel took a big...
  • Is manned spaceflight worth the risk and money?

    To the editor: We should review whether we want to continue wasting money transporting people to the International Space Station. ("NASA contracts with SpaceX and Boeing for space transport," Sept. 16) A separate article describes the inadequacy of...
  • Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry

    Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry
    In Hampton Roads, the word "drone" has usually referred to unmanned military aircraft. But given shrinking defense budgets, local companies would like to take this technology to U.S. commercial markets. Businesses want to use drones — unmanned...
  • Next Antares set to launch from Wallops to ISS in mid-October

    Next Antares set to launch from Wallops to ISS in mid-October
    Orbital Sciences Corp. is scheduled to launch its third operational mission, called Orb-3, from Wallops Island to the International Space Station on the evening of Oct. 18. An Antares rocket is expected to blast off no earlier than 10:14 p.m. from the...
  • NASA's hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short, report shows

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - NASA won't meet a congressionally ordered goal to find 90 percent of nearby and potentially dangerous asteroids larger than 460 feet (140 meters) in diameter, the agency's Inspector General said on Monday. The shortfall...