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NASA lays out space station commercialization plan

NASA today laid out its initial batch of ground rules for future commercial activitieson the International Space Station, including provisions for having private-sector astronauts spend up to 30 days in orbit. But it doesn’t sound as if those private astronauts will … Continue reading

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NASA picks its first companies for moon deliveries

NASA has chosen three commercial ventures that haven’t yet launched anything into space to deliver science experiments to the moon’s surface, starting next year. Today’s awards are the first to be announced under the terms of the space agency’s Commercial … Continue reading

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Blue Origin lays out idea for space station

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has laid out a plan for building a commercial habitat for future space travelers and sending it into Earth orbit atop its New Glenn rocket. The concept is one of a dozen studies … Continue reading

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Blue Origin sends dozens of payloads to space

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, today sent dozens of science experiments and other payloads to space and back on its suborbital New Shepard rocket ship. Today’s liftoff marked the 11th uncrewed test mission in … Continue reading

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Blue Origin set to launch science extravaganza

Blue Origin, the private space venture founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, says it’s sending up its New Shepard suborbital spaceship on its next test flight as early as May 2 with 38 payloads on board. The launch and landing at … Continue reading

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Test schedule for Boeing’s space taxi delayed again

NASA today confirmed that the first uncrewed test flight of Boeing’s Starliner space taxi to the International Space Station would be delayed until at least August, and also said the first crewed flight would be extended into a long-duration mission. … Continue reading

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Blue Origin has big plans for Florida expansion

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has filed plans for expanding its Florida rocket manufacturing facility onto a vacant 90-acre plot of land next door, Florida Today reports. The newspaper reported today that the plans for a “South Campus” … Continue reading

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