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First Private Space Flight To ISS Scheduled for February
2011-12-10 04:54:31

In February, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will become the first private company ever to launch an unmanned cargo flight to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA announced on Friday.

Virgin Galactic, NASA Ink Space Transportation Deal
2011-10-15 04:57:41

NASA has signed a deal with Virgin Galactic to use the Richard Branson-founded company's spacecraft and southern New Mexico spaceport for suborbital flights.

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2011-08-05 11:15:00

Boeing announced Thursday plans to launch its seven-seat spaceship on a test run to the International Space Station in 2015 using Atlas V rockets built by United Launch Alliance.

2011-08-03 10:00:00

RESTON, VA, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - SpaceRef, a provider of new media services since 1999, announced today that it was launching its first magazine, Space Quarterly, in both digital and print format. Space Quarterly will be published in two editions: a U.S.

2011-07-26 09:54:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The NASTAR(®) Center, the premier commercial aerospace training and research center in the world, completed the first dedicated NASTAR Suborbital Scientist Training Program for the Atsa Suborbital Observatory project, with eight team members from the Planetary Science Institute (PSI), The Citadel, and other South Carolina colleges.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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