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2012-05-15 05:59:29

NASA has announced a modification of its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., to add an additional configuration of the Falcon 9 rocket to its fleet. The SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 launch service will be available to the agency's Launch Services Program to use for future missions in accordance with the on-ramp provision of NLS II. The NLS II on-ramp provision provides an annual opportunity for new launch service providers to...

SpaceX Crew Accommodations Systems Receives NASA Approval
2012-05-09 03:59:52

Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) Dragon capsule has received NASA approval for their crew accommodations system, bringing the private-sector firm's spacecraft one step closer to a commercial test flight, the US space agency announced Tuesday. According to NASA, the primary purpose of the test was to find out whether or not the layout of the capsule would permit crew members to effectively maneuver around the vehicle. The aeronautics administration called it a "key milestone" in the...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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