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Health Concerns Could Ground Citizen Astronauts

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 9:23 pm (UTC+0)
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A group of former NASA executives plans to offer excursions to the moon to anyone who can afford the   $1.4-million-dollar-per-couple ticket price. Golden Spike Co. is the latest private company to join the burgeoning space tourism industry. Once operations launch, the public demand for seats on commercial spacecraft is expected to grow from 373 seats […]

SpaceX Marks New Commercial Era in Space Exploration

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 10:39 pm (UTC+0)
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Yesterday’s successful launch of SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon reusable spacecraft from Cape Canaveral in Florida, marked what NASA administrator Charles Bolden called “the beginning of a new era in exploration.” Now that the Dragon is in space, technicians are testing its capability of rendezvousing and docking with the International Space Station, where it […]

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