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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Virgin Galactic Will Test New SpaceShipTwo On Its Own

Mark Stucky Named As Test Pilot For Future Flight Tests

Since its inception, Virgin Galactic has worked with Scaled Composites to build and test the spacecraft Virgin hopes will eventually carry paying passengers on sub-orbital spaceflights. But when the newest version of SpaceShipTwo is complete, Virgin Galactic says it will be doing the flight testing on its own.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Outline Objectives To Station Flights

Boeing Tapped For First Commercial Crew Mission

American spacecraft systems testing followed by increasingly complex flight tests and ultimately astronauts flying orbital flights will pave the way to operational missions during the next few years to the International Space Station. Those were the plans laid out Monday by NASA's Commercial Crew Program officials and partners as they focus on developing safe, reliable and cost-effective spacecraft and systems that will take astronauts to the station from American launch complexes.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

ATK Stockholders Approve Issuance Of Shares To Orbital Sciences Stockholders

Separate Meeting Held At The Same Times As Orbital's

The stockholders of Alliant Techsystems have approved the issuance of ATK common stock, par value $0.01 per share, to Orbital Sciences Corporation ("Orbital") stockholders in connection with the previously announced merger between ATK's Aerospace and Defense Groups and Orbital.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Moon Express First Company To Demonstrate A Commercial Lunar Lander

Google Awards ME $1M For Historic Commercial Lunar Lander Achievement

Moon Express has been awarded $1 million by Google Lunar XPRIZE for its recent lander test flights, taking home the only Lander System milestone prize awarded for a full lander system demonstration. The tests were conducted at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, utilizing a test range located at the north end of the Shuttle Landing Facility.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

NASA Concludes SPHERES Zero Robotics 2014 Challenge

European Secondary School Students Controlled Volleyball-Sized Robots Aboard ISS From The Ground

Inspired by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta mission and NASA's upcoming OSIRIS-Rex mission, Zero Robotics finalists were given the task to simulate imaging a virtual asteroid on the International Space Station last Friday. Secondary-school students from across Europe controlled miniature satellites on the space station in a competition to get the best images.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Google Releases Lunar XPRIZE Documentary

YouTube Film Chronicles Efforts To Go Back to The Moon

A 24-minute documentary produced by Google which chronicles the efforts to go back to the moon ... at least robotically ... has been released on YouTube after a run in planetariums around the country.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Orbital Stockholders Approve Merger With ATK's Aerospace And Defense Groups

Merger Expected to Close February 9; New Company To Begin Operations February 10

Orbital Sciences Corporation has announced that at a special meeting held Tuesday morning, the company’s stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with the Aerospace and Defense Groups of Alliant Techsystems Inc., pursuant to the definitive transaction agreement dated April 28, 2014.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Private Moon Race Heats Up

Five Google Lunar XPRIZE Teams Take Home $5.25 Million For Key Technological Advancements

XPRIZE has announced that five Google Lunar XPRIZE teams have been awarded a combined $5.25 million in recognition of key technological advancements toward their quest to land a private spacecraft on the surface of the moon.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

NASA Observes Day Of Remembrance

Will Pay Tribute To Crews Of Apollo 1, Shuttles Challenger And Columbia, Others

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's annual Day of Remembrance Wednesday, Jan. 28.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Asteroid That Flew Past Earth This Week Has A Small Moon

Closest Approach To Earth Was 745,000 Miles

Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California, have released the first radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86. The images show the asteroid, which made its closest approach on Jan. 26, 2015 at 1119 EST at a distance of about 745,000 miles ... or 3.1 times the distance from Earth to the moon ... has its own small moon.

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