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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week - April 7, 2012

Boeing's New Crew-Carrying Spaceship Taking Shape

Boeing

Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation spacecraft -- the CST-100 -- is taking shape to support moving people and cargo to the International Space Station, as well as the planned Bigelow Aerospace Complex, and other locales in low Earth orbit. [Full Story]

NEXT: How the Moon Affects the Date of Easter

How the Moon Affects the Date of Easter

Maxim Senin

Passover and Easter fall within a couple of days of each other in 2012. Why? It's because of the Paschal Moon.SPACE.com columnist Joe Rao explains exactly why this happens. [Full Story]

NEXT: Plutonium Production May Avert Spacecraft Fuel Shortage

Plutonium Production May Avert Spacecraft Fuel Shortage

NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA could get its hands on vital new plutonium spacecraft fuel by 2017, according to Department of Energy officials. [Full Story]

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