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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

XCOR Aerospace, Actor John Corbett Auction Flight For Charity

Flight Raises Nearly $250,000 For Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

Actor John Corbett ... better known for his roles in movies and popular TV shows such as Northern Exposure, Sex in The City and My Big Fat Greek Wedding ... was shooting for the stars last Saturday to help knock out Parkinson's disease by auctioning off a space flight with XCOR Aerospace to benefit Muhammad Ali's Parkinson's Research Center.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

NASA Sending Over $450 Million To Russia For ISS Transport

Payment Comes Despite 'Sanctions' Against The Country For Its Actions In Crimea

Despite announced sanctions against Russia for their annexation of Crimea, the U.S. Government still needs a way to get astronauts to and from the International Space Station ... and Russia has the planet's only taxi medallion.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

B612 Foundation Releases Video At Museum Of Flight Earth Day Event

Shows Evidence Of 26 Atomic-Bomb-Scale Asteroid Impacts Since 2000

At a news conference on Tuesday at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, three prominent astronauts supporting the B612 Foundation presented a visualization of new data showing the surprising frequency at which the Earth is hit by asteroids. The astronauts were guests of the Seattle Museum for a special series of public events on Earth Day 2014.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Dragon Delivers Science, Station Supplies

Third Commercial Resupply Mission By SpaceX Another Success For The Company

The Expedition 39 crew welcomed nearly two and a half tons of supplies and scientific payloads to the International Space Station with the arrival of the third SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo spacecraft Sunday.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

NASA Selects Commercial Crew Program Manager

Acting Manager Kathy Lueders Given Leadership Role

NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Lueders, who has served as acting program manager since October 2013, will help keep the nation's space program on course to launch astronauts from American soil aboard spacecraft built by American companies by 2017.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corp. Plans Dream Chaser Flights Later This Year

Dream Chaser, Boeing, And SpaceX Face NASA Evaluation In August

Sierra Nevada Corp. co-program director John Currie is reported to have said that the company will conduct additional drop tests of their Dream Chaser spacecraft at California’s Edwards Air Force Base in the fall of this year.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

NASA Gears Up For Next Set Of Engine Tests for Space Launch System

New Launch Vehicle Engine Actually Has A Lot Of Time In Space

Formerly known as the space shuttle main engine, the RS-25 accumulated over 1 million seconds (that’s about 280 hours) of hot fire experience during 135 missions and numerous related engine tests.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems

For Prolonged Space Flight NASA Is Seeking Proposals For An Oxygen Regenerating System

For NASA's long-duration human spaceflight missions, travelers will need to recycle as much breathable oxygen in their spacecraft environments, as possible. To turn that need into a reality, NASA is seeking proposals for lightweight, safe, efficient and reliable systems for regenerating oxygen on future human exploration missions.

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