How Private Space Taxis for Astronauts Could Help NASA Reach Mars
Artist's Concept of Astronauts on Mars
September 17th, 2014
Tapping SpaceX and Boeing to fly American astronauts to and from the International Space Station should free NASA up to work on sending people to Mars, agency officials say.
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NASA's Private Astronaut Space Taxi: Who Could it Be?
NASA's commercial crew program with an astronaut in the foreground and the space station in the background
September 16th, 2014
Who will be responsible for flying Americans to the International Space Station by 2017? Today, NASA could announce which private spaceflight company (or companies) officials have selected to move ahead toward developing an astronaut taxi service.
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NASA's Reveals New-But-Familiar 'Flight Operations' Emblem
NASA's Flight Operations Directorate Emblem
September 16th, 2014
NASA's new 'Flight Operations' emblem has a long history dating back decades. As now displayed in Mission Control, NASA's 'Flight Operations' logo succeeds the prior 'Mission Operation' insignia.
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NASA's Robonaut 2 Droid Gets Its Legs on Space Station
NASA astronaut Steve Swanson poses with the robot Robonaut 2 on the International Space Station after completing an upgrade that gave the robot legs.
September 16th, 2014
Look out, astronauts – your companion robot on the International Space Station is mobile! NASA's Robonaut 2 has received a new set of legs to allow it to do repairs both inside and outside the station, eventually.
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NASA Picks SpaceX, Boeing to Fly US Astronauts on Private Spaceships
NASA has picked SpaceX's Dragon Version 2 manned spacecraft (left) and Boeing's CST-100 space capsule to fly American astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit from U.S. soil for the first time since the shuttle fleet's retirement in 2011.
September 16th, 2014
NASA has tapped the private spaceflight companies SpaceX and Boeing to build and test commercial spacecraft for ferrying American astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
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SPACE WEBCASTS: NASA Discusses SpaceX, Boeing Picks for US Human Spaceflight
NASA holds a press conference to discuss Commercial Crew Program for U.S. spaceflight future.
September 16th, 2014
NASA will hold a teleconference to discuss the selection of SpaceX and Boeing to provide US human spaceflight capabilities to and from low Earth orbit. Follow live @ 4:45 pm ET.
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