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SpaceX, Boeing, Sierra Nevada hit big in NASA sweepstakes

Veteran NASA astronaut Nicholas Patrick joins Blue Origin as human integration architect

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Veteran astronaut Nicholas Patrick is joining Blue Origin. Photo courtesy of NASA. Nicholas Patrick, the fifth British astronaut to go to space and a NASA veteran, has joined the Blue Origin team to provide his expertise as a human integration architect. Blue Origin, the often-secretive commercial space venture started by...
Veteran NASA astronaut Nicholas Patrick joins Blue Origin as human integration architect
NASA reportedly 'mulling over' mission to capture 550 ton asteroid and put it in lunar orbit
Liberty rocket could begin commercial low-orbit space flights by 2016

NASA may get $100 million to drag an asteroid into orbit around the Moon for research purposes

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Good news: It appears that NASA may get the first chunk of money needed to kick off a project to snag an asteroid, put it in orbit around the Moon, and study it. Yes, this is precisely and exactly as cool as it sounds. According to the Christian Science Monitor,...
NASA may get $100 million to drag an asteroid into orbit around the Moon for research purposes

Lego shuttle boldly heads to the stratosphere

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While the American space shuttle program may never be the same, it continues to inspire a space race among Legonauts and their vehicles. [Read more]...
Lego shuttle boldly heads to the stratosphere

Inside NASA's Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center

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At the dawn of the Space Shuttle program, NASA's Launch Control Center (LCC) was placed off limits for public tours. On June 15, however, busses embellished with Kennedy Space Center (KSC) decals began whisking visitors off to the control complex for the first time in more than three decades...
Inside NASA's Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center
Pictures: A public peek at Blue Origin’s first flying vehicle
SpaceX shows off Dragon spacecraft's interior

Space Shuttle Day: Seattle gets peek at trainer as Discovery descends on D.C.

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The Full Fuselage Trainer in its previous home at NASA. It’s a big day for space nerds. On the East Coast today, Space Shuttle Discovery is making its final flight this morning – going from Florida to Washington, D.C., on the back of a Boeing 747, to a new home at the...
Space Shuttle Day: Seattle gets peek at trainer as Discovery descends on D.C.

DailyDirt: Space Tourism Is Almost Here

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The Space Shuttle program is retired, but we still have the Soyuz (and maybe a mysterious secret mini-shuttle) to get people into space. On top of that, though, the private space industry is starting to kick in with more and more ambitious plans to offer rides into space -- or...
DailyDirt: Space Tourism Is Almost Here
'Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle' extract shows the life and death of a rocket booster

Watch SpaceX launch the Dragon capsule here from 9:30am ET, its second supply trip to the ISS

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SpaceX is launching another of its unmanned Dragon space capsules, fitted to a Falcon 9 rocket, in order to deliver fresh supplies to NASA’s International Space Station (ISS). The private spaceflight company will send the Dragon capsule from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 10:10am ET, although...
Watch SpaceX launch the Dragon capsule here from 9:30am ET, its second supply trip to the ISS

Private Spacecrafts Are Your Transportation, Your Scientists, And Your Real Estate Brokers

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In the absence of NASA's Space Shuttle Program, private companies are left to fill the black hole of space exploration. Now, 50 years after John Glenn orbited the Earth, some very different kinds of explorers are leading the way. 1. Virgin GalacticRichard Branson's space line is prepping its SpaceShipTwo for...
Private Spacecrafts Are Your Transportation, Your Scientists, And Your Real Estate Brokers

Why we may see a Coca-Cola logo on the next Mars lander

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NASA’s Curiosity rover has already completed its greatest mission: to reignite excitement on Earth about space flight and science. The Mars Science Laboratory has generated a renewed thirst, worldwide, for more knowledge about our galaxy and beyond. Now, the InSight Mars lander is scheduled to launch in 2016. The InSight mission is yet another...
Why we may see a Coca-Cola logo on the next Mars lander

From Space to SOPA: 10 Tech Triumphs of 2012

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Rovers, particles, and skydiving from the edge of space. And that was just the beginning. Earlier this week, GeekWire documented our favorite lowlights of 2012 with our list of biggest Tech Debacles of the Year. Now it’s time for the highlights, starting with a series of breakthroughs and accomplishments at...
From Space to SOPA: 10 Tech Triumphs of 2012
Watch this: NASA's 135 Space Shuttle launches played simultaneously

DailyDirt: Space Shuttle Stories

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For some people, NASA's Space Shuttle program was almost a complete boondoggle. The shuttles never fully lived up to their original promises, and they were far more expensive than planned. But the design of a reusable space plane captures the imagination in a way that an acorn-shaped capsule doesn't. Here...
DailyDirt: Space Shuttle Stories

Google Brings Street View To NASA's Kennedy Space Center

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To celebrate Kennedy Space Center’s 50th birthday, Google just added the the space shuttle program’s former launch facilities to its Street View service. With over 6,000 panoramic views, this is Google’s largest special collection of Street View imagery yet. This new collection gives users access to areas of the Space Center...
Google Brings Street View To NASA's Kennedy Space Center

The Air Force has a mini Space Shuttle, and it is beautiful

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Any West Wing fan is surely aware of the ‘Military Shuttle’ narrative, the idea that even as the civilian, NASA Space Shuttle program reaches an end, or a point of incapacity, a military ship is ready to step into the breach. As always happens with the West Wing, it prognosticates...
The Air Force has a mini Space Shuttle, and it is beautiful
NASA trying to rent or sell space shuttle facilities before they fall apart

DailyDirt: Space Tourism Is Almost Here

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The Space Shuttle program is retired, but we still have the Soyuz (and maybe a mysterious secret mini-shuttle) to get people into space. On top of that, though, the private space industry is starting to kick in with more and more ambitious plans to offer rides into space -- or...
DailyDirt: Space Tourism Is Almost Here
Space Shuttle Discovery to be strapped to a 747 and flown over Washington, DC on April 17th

Museum of Flight lands trove of personal papers from NASA icon George Abbey

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Former NASA Johnson Space Center Director George Abbey at the ceremony handing over the “keys” to the Space Shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer to the Museum of Flight in January. (Ted Huetter/Museum of Flight) They arrived at Seattle’s Museum of Flight in more than 100 boxes — nearly four decades worth...
Museum of Flight lands trove of personal papers from NASA icon George Abbey

For Sale: NASA Launchpad, Gently Used

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NASA's space shuttle program may be holding a going-out-of-business sale....
For Sale: NASA Launchpad, Gently Used
Tearing down the Space Shuttles: a gallery

'Big data' startup Splice Machine breathes new life into SQL, pulls in $4M

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Most experts agree that a traditional database can’t support the rapidly accelerating mess of unstructured and structured data contained within the enterprise. However, where this consensus falls apart, is on the right approach to tackling the “big data” problem. In the ongoing battle between the NoSQL and SQL databases,...
'Big data' startup Splice Machine breathes new life into SQL, pulls in $4M
Why 2012 was the year space exploration made its comeback
NASA opens Launch Control Center to visitors for first time in decades

100-Year Starship Project: The Grandest Challenge At SXSW - Or Anywhere

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A voyage to the stars: Science fiction authors typically just assume we can do it. The awesomely ambitious 100-Year Starship project, however, was formed, quite literally, to help perform the heavy lifting. Project members spoke in a session at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference on Monday in Austin, where they laid...
100-Year Starship Project: The Grandest Challenge At SXSW - Or Anywhere
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