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SpaceShipTwo fires rocket engine in supersonic flight

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The space plane hits Mach 1.2 as Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson sees "full space flight" by the end of 2013. [Read more]...
SpaceShipTwo fires rocket engine in supersonic flight

NASA: Space flight may harm your eyesight

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Brain scans of astronauts who were in space for lengthy periods suggest a significant occurrence of a condition that can affect vision. [Read more]...
NASA: Space flight may harm your eyesight

SpaceX CEO claims he can send you on a round-trip to Mars for $500K

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Your dream of visiting the Red Planet may soon come true if the claim made by Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, actually comes to fruition. The commercial space travel entrepreneur told the BBC in an interview that he’s figured out how to send a person on a round-trip journey to...
SpaceX CEO claims he can send you on a round-trip to Mars for $500K

Virgin Galactic’s Maiden Space Flight a Success

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Virgin Galactic’s experimental aircraft designed to one day carry paying customers into space, has completed its maiden flight successfully.The sleek, six-passenger ship, called VSS Enterprise, remained attached to its carrier aircraft throughout the two-hour, 54-minute flight.”Virgin Galactic announced that its commercial manned spaceship, VSS Enterprise, this morning successfully completed its...
Virgin Galactic’s Maiden Space Flight a Success

NASA, SpaceX set for launch to space station on Friday

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The second U.S. commercial space flight to resupply the International Space Station is set for launch Friday morning....
NASA, SpaceX set for launch to space station on Friday
Space nerds gather in San Francisco for Space Shuttle fly-by

These Are The Guys That Will Take You To Space… In 2014… For $95K [TCTV]

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It’s in every science fiction book and movie since forever. Humans — the ordinary non-astronaut kind, like you and I — going up into space like it’s no big deal. And it’s generally believed that one day, eventually, space flight will become mainstream. But alas, the day draws nigh....
These Are The Guys That Will Take You To Space… In 2014… For $95K [TCTV]

Watch SpaceX's Reusable Grasshopper Rocket Blast Off And Safely Land On Its Feet

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Spoiler: The video above shows SpaceX’s 100-foot-tall Grasshopper rocket blasting off, hovering in the air for about 30 seconds and then descending back to terra firma. And it’s set to Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. That’s it. There’s no drama, fireworks or anything shocking, but it’s still absurdly important and...
Watch SpaceX's Reusable Grasshopper Rocket Blast Off And Safely Land On Its Feet
SpaceX Makes History Again, With Second Private Space Flight To ISS

Read/Write Daily: Drones Over America?

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Today's theme is the funny-looking future. Humans have been dreaming of the era of air and space flight for a long time. But now that we're here, it turns out the future isn't always as romantic as we expected it to be. Look at how ugly some of our best...
Read/Write Daily: Drones Over America?

SpaceX lands first military contracts, a big step for private space flight

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SpaceX has announced that it won two military contracts from the US Air Force, which happen to be the first military contracts the company has ever won. Even though the contracts are one-and-done jobs, if SpaceX performs them well, it could wrestle US Air Force business away from United Launch...
SpaceX lands first military contracts, a big step for private space flight

Some Lucky Asshole Gets to Go to Space With Leonardo DiCaprio

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Hey there, travel buddy! (Photo: Flickr, Craig Grobler) Somebody check on the president of the Leonardo DiCaprio fan club, because we’ve got some bad news. E! reports that someone–it’s not clear who–has paid $1.5 million for a ticket to outer space sitting next to Mr. DiCaprio. Can you imagine a better chance...
Some Lucky Asshole Gets to Go to Space With Leonardo DiCaprio

Elon Musk is so fed up with LA traffic he's willing to spend his own money to solve the problem

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Billionaire entrepreneur and PayPal co-founder Elon Musk has already tackled space flight and electric vehicles, but now he’s moving on to an arguably more difficult problem: Los Angeles traffic jams. Musk told The Los Angeles Times in a recent interview that he’s fed up with the notoriously congested traffic situation...
Elon Musk is so fed up with LA traffic he's willing to spend his own money to solve the problem
Meanwhile, In Space: Asteroid Mining Startup Planetary Resources Inks Deal With Virgin Galactic

The Minds Behind XPRIZE: The making of the next visionary challenge

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There have been many critical moments in the history of space exploration -- Sputnik in 1957, Yuri Gagarin in 1961, Neil Armstrong in 1969 -- but if you look back over the history of manned happenings outside of the atmosphere, almost all of these moments were driven by government...
The Minds Behind XPRIZE: The making of the next visionary challenge
Elon Musk's Data Doesn't Back Up His Claims Of New York Times Fakery (TSLA)
Now booking: Your flight to space
SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully captured by the International Space Station

Elon Musk's Data Doesn't Back Up His Claims of New York Times Fakery

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Elon Musk's long-awaited blog post take-down has arrived with what he claims is the data to prove New York Times John M. Broder reporter committed some sort of journalistic malpractice to run a bad review of the Tesla Model S's range capability. The Times continues to vouch for the accuracy of Broder's report and has another...
Elon Musk's Data Doesn't Back Up His Claims of New York Times Fakery

Space-travel startups take off

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Inside companies like XCOR and Virgin Galactic that are vying to win the privatized space age. By Peter Elkind, editor-at-large FORTUNE - The private space flight has largely been the province of stargazing billionaires, such as Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Paul Allen, Tesla (TSLA) chief Elon Musk, and Amazon's (AMZN) Jeff...
Space-travel startups take off
Escape to Earthship: building a home for the End of Days

Holograms, 'Minority Report' Gestures And Other Ways Your Meetings Will Change By 2018

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Editor’s note: Jeff Cavins is the CEO of visual collaboration company FuzeBox. Follow him on Twitter @cavwave. I probably won’t ruffle too many feathers when I say very few people love meetings. As much as we’d like to think otherwise, meetings just don’t elicit the same emotions as, say, space flight. Of course,...
Holograms, 'Minority Report' Gestures And Other Ways Your Meetings Will Change By 2018
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SpaceX launches Dragon capsule as it teams up with NASA for ISS delivery

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After becoming the first private company to dock at the International Space Station 9 (ISS) earlier this year, SpaceX has dispatched its Dragon capsule to deliver supplies to the ISS under contract from NASA. SpaceX live streamed the launch and subsequently posted the liftoff to YouTube: BBC reports that Dragon...
SpaceX launches Dragon capsule as it teams up with NASA for ISS delivery

Read/Write Daily: The New Space Race

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Today’s theme is the new space race. Humankind is approaching a crossroads in space exploration. The U.S. government is pulling back, but other governments have stepped their game up. And lately, the private tech industry has shown some ambition, as well. There are more dramatic photos today of a...
Read/Write Daily: The New Space Race

Read/Write Daily: Heavy Metal

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Today's theme is heavy metal. There's not a geek on this earth who doesn't have a thing for extreme vehicles. Here's a Friday roundup of nice rides. If you're quick, you might even be able to buy one for yourself. The U.S. Navy is auctioning off a stealth ship. Seriously....
Read/Write Daily: Heavy Metal

Soyuz takes off on fastest flight to space station

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An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts blasted off on what is expected to be the fastest trip to the International Space Station in the history of space flight....
Soyuz takes off on fastest flight to space station
SpaceX: countdown to the era of commercial space flight

NASA celebrates 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s flight with gorgeous interactive site

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Today is the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s historic Mercury flight that saw the first American to orbit the Earth. The entire “Friendship 7″ flight took 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds and played a huge role in NASA’s mission to be the world’s leader in space flight. It’s...
NASA celebrates 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s flight with gorgeous interactive site

LIVE: The Most Important Event In Space Exploration Is Happening Right Now

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The SpaceX capsule Dragon is set to dock at the International Space Station at 10:02 a.m. You can watch it live courtesy of UStream. The module's launch on Tuesday commenced a new era of commercial space flight. Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, said watching the rocket launch was like "winning...
LIVE: The Most Important Event In Space Exploration Is Happening Right Now
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