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2006-02-17 00:00:00

The U.S. human spaceflight program is "strained to the limit," NASA's chief said on Thursday, warning against any long gap between the end of the shuttle era and the first flight of a planned new spaceship.

2006-02-16 15:55:00

The U.S. human spaceflight program is "strained to the limit," NASA's chief said on Thursday, warning against any long gap between the end of the shuttle era and the first flight of a planned new spaceship.

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2006-01-19 13:05:00

A piano-sized spacecraft blasted off Thursday on a 3-billion mile journey to study Pluto, the solar system's last unexplored planet, and examine a mysterious zone of icy planetary objects at the outer edges of the planetary system.

2006-01-10 15:10:00

NASA chief Michael Griffin warned astronomers on Tuesday that funds for their programs will be tighter than they have been in the past decade as NASA focuses more on manned space missions.

2005-12-07 00:15:00

The head of NASA said on Tuesday that the U.S. space agency has had to scale back its plans even since he took the job in April because of "daunting fiscal realities." Last month Griffin said the agency faced a $3 billion to $5 billion shortfall.

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2005-11-17 01:40:00

NASA wants private enterprise to get involved in its plans to send manned spaceflights to the moon and beyond, the agency's head said on Wednesday.

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2005-11-05 01:25:00

Nearly two years ago, President George W. Bush told NASA to help finish the International Space Station, return to the moon and then prepare for a manned space flight to Mars. But that vision is crumbling as the U.S. space agency realizes it does not have the money it needs for the job.

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2005-10-01 00:10:00

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying U.S millionaire scientist Gregory Olsen lifted off Saturday from the Central Asian steppe, launching the world's third space tourist on a two-day journey to the international space station. The rocket streaked off into the blue sky, trailing blindingly bright yellow and pink flames.

2005-09-19 16:48:37

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA unveiled its $104 billion plan on Monday to return Americans to the moon by 2018 aboard a capsule-like vehicle the space agency's chief described as "Apollo on steroids." Like the Apollo program that carried the first humans to the moon in 1969, the new system would put crew members into a capsule sitting atop a rocket, and would have a separate heavy-lift vehicle to take only cargo into orbit.

2005-09-19 13:07:20

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA on Monday unveiled its $104 billion plan to return Americans to the moon by 2018 aboard a capsule-like vehicle the space agency's chief described as "Apollo on steroids." Like the Apollo program that carried the first humans to the moon in 1969, the new system would put crew members into a capsule sitting atop a rocket, and would have a separate heavy-lift vehicle to take only cargo into orbit.


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