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DailyDirt: Commercial Astronauts

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Canadian "rockstar" astronaut Chris Hadfield, who just returned from the International Space Station, says he's retiring. (Yep, he's the guy who performed David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in zero-g while orbiting the Earth.) While he may be retiring from the Canadian Space Agency, he may not be done with spaceflight just...
DailyDirt: Commercial Astronauts

Astronaut in Reddit chat from space

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who will assume command of the International Space Station in March, held a live web chat from space....
Astronaut in Reddit chat from space

Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket and Dragon capsule – in pictures

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Tuesday's launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral air force station in Florida was the culmination of months of preparation for the first commercial flight to the International Space Station...
Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket and Dragon capsule – in pictures

Elon Musk wants to help Boeing with its problems

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Elon Musk Boeing has been having some major problems lately and Elon Musk is offering a helping hand. Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Tweeted that “Maybe already under control, but Tesla & SpaceX are happy to help with the 787 lithium ion batteries.” Whether he’s serious or not...
Elon Musk wants to help Boeing with its problems

NASA will e-mail you when the ISS is overhead

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"Spot the Station" sends alerts when the International Space Station, the third brightest object in the sky, is going to pass above your location. [Read more]...
NASA will e-mail you when the ISS is overhead

SpaceX and Paul Allen's Stratolaunch part ways over rocket design changes

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The Stratolaunch plane as originally depicted with the SpaceX rocket. Stratolaunch Systems, the commercial space venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has cut ties with one of its high-profile partners, SpaceX, one of the pioneers in the industry. Gary Wentz, the Stratolaunch CEO, confirmed the news Tuesday in a message...
SpaceX and Paul Allen's Stratolaunch part ways over rocket design changes

Read/Write Daily: Building the Real-Life Starship Enterprise

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Today's theme is real artists ship. Everyone wants their tech to be fun. iPads get close, but it's quite another thing to build actual space stations or robot exoskeletons... or the actual Starship Enterprise. But people are going for it, anyway. A man named Dan with a lot of...
Read/Write Daily: Building the Real-Life Starship Enterprise
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The Observer science quiz 2012: part 2

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Were you paying attention this scientific year? Take our test to find out: no Googling allowed• link to the answers at the bottom of the pageROUND 2: IN THE NEWS21. What happened this year but won't occur again until 2117?22. The Libyan city of El Azizia was stripped of its...
The Observer science quiz 2012: part 2

Viral 'Space Oddity' ISS video made using iPad, Garageband

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The video of International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield performing a tailored version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" as a farewell to the ISS which has recently gone viral was created using an iPad. Hadfield, who has become a sensation in his native Canada and worldwide for his social media...
Viral 'Space Oddity' ISS video made using iPad, Garageband

SpaceX Craft Rehearses Docking Moves

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SpaceX's unmanned spacecraft successfully completed a series of maneuvers around the international space station, clearing the last major hurdle before a historic docking attempt planned for Friday....
SpaceX Craft Rehearses Docking Moves

Private Company Successfully Launches First Official Cargo Ship To The International Space Station

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Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral Sunday night in the first of 12 cargo deliveries under a $1.6 million contract with NASA.  The unmanned commercial cargo ship with carry 1,000 pounds of food, supplies and scientific equipment to the crew of the International Space Station. It...
Private Company Successfully Launches First Official Cargo Ship To The International Space Station

NASA's Own Supercut of Amazing Footage of Earth From Space

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Because looking down on our beautiful planet from the lofty height of the International Space Station never gets old, here is just one more breathtaking time-lapse video to check out. When NASA made the raw images and videos available a few months ago, filmmakers of all stripes assembled stunning...
NASA's Own Supercut of Amazing Footage of Earth From Space

Viral Video Chart: Chris Hadfield, Daft Punk, Arrested Development

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Canadian astronaut sets the world in a spin and hand-drawn animation packs a punch in our rundown of the top online clipsDavid Bowie has won frenzied acclaim for the videos from his new album The Next Day, but it's a cover version of one of his songs that has caused...
Viral Video Chart: Chris Hadfield, Daft Punk, Arrested Development

SpaceX Dragon thruster pods back online, continue on to space station

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The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has recovered from the ‘glitch’ it experienced this morning and is back on track to dock with the Space Station. “Pods 1 and 4 now online and thrusters engaged. Dragon transitioned from free drift to active control. Yes!!!” said SpaceX founder Elon Musk in a tweet....
SpaceX Dragon thruster pods back online, continue on to space station

Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon to make its third trip to the International Space Station on March 1

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NASA has announced that SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is set to make its third trip to the International Space Station. The US space agency has announced that it is targeting March 1, 2013 for its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Space has certainly been in the news...
Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon to make its third trip to the International Space Station on March 1

NASA's Robonaut 2 shown pushing buttons, firing lasers on the ISS (video)

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Robonaut 2 is the International Space Station's friendly 300-pound killbot android assistant. It's there to assist the team with science experiments and probably capture alien life at the expense of the crew. After being fitted with more heat-sinks to enable its delicate machinery to work for longer, it was...
NASA's Robonaut 2 shown pushing buttons, firing lasers on the ISS (video)
How Elon Musk Is Revolutionizing Two Major Industries At The Same Time

SpaceX mission success spurs fledgling commercial space industry

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The success of the SpaceX mission to supply the International Space Station is bolstering the fledgling commercial space industry....
SpaceX mission success spurs fledgling commercial space industry
SpaceX awarded contract from the US Air Force to provide Falcon rockets for two missions in 2014 and 2015

SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down

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The first private spacecraft to visit the International Space Station made a dramatic return home to a precise splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast. Guided by a trio of 116-feet diameter parachutes after a searing re-entry through the atmosphere, the safe descent of Space Exploration Technologies...
SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down
NASA to host first Google+ Hangout from the International Space Station on Feb. 22
See President Obama's inaugural weekend from space

Two space veterans named to yearlong station flight

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To collect data on how the human body reacts and adapts to the space environment, a NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut will spend a full year aboard the International Space Station. [Read more]...
Two space veterans named to yearlong station flight

Ideas worthy of space travel: The YouTube Space Lab global winners

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Can you teach an old spider new tricks? Could better understanding alien superbugs cure diseases on Earth? These are the questions that will be asked by the two winning experiments of YouTube Space Lab, the science competition that challenged students from 14 to 18 years old to design a science...
Ideas worthy of space travel: The YouTube Space Lab global winners
NASA to deliver commercial space flight program progress update today at 2PM ET

SpaceX delays commercial cargo launch to May 19

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Work to validate critical navigation and control software forces SpaceX to delay the long-awaited flight of a commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station to May 19, company officials say today. [Read more]...
SpaceX delays commercial cargo launch to May 19

NASA announces competition to improve Robonaut's sight

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NASA's got some of the sharpest minds in the world (actual, you know, rocket scientists), sure, but they'll be the first to tell you that sometimes you've got to look outside for the best solution to a complicated problem. In recent years, that's meant the organization has partnered with...
NASA announces competition to improve Robonaut's sight
Russian SAR-400 robot wants to show you what it feels like to touch Mars

Japanese cargo ship launched on flight to space station

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A Japanese cargo ship is on track for berthing at the International Space Station next week, carrying five tons of supplies and equipment, including a small research aquarium and other science gear. [Read more]...
Japanese cargo ship launched on flight to space station
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