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Mission Control Center Interface Test Completed By Boeing
2013-09-16 10:27:45

NASA For the first time, the Mission Control Center (MCC) at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has tested communications with a commercial, crew-capable spacecraft, as The Boeing Company conducted an interface test between the MCC and software planned for the company's CST-100 spacecraft. Boeing has partnered with NASA to develop a fully integrated crew transportation system, with its CST-100 spacecraft and United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, in partnership with NASA's...

X Prize For Measuring Ocean Health
2013-09-10 11:15:29

The X Prize Foundation has announced a $2-million competition to kick-start technology innovations to more accurately measuring the health of the oceans.

Citizen Astronauts Pass Training
2013-09-09 13:21:16

Four citizen-astronaut candidates have completed training with flying colors, setting themselves up to fly aboard the XCOR Lynx spacecraft one day under the Citizens in Space program.

2013-09-05 23:01:35

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Virgin Galactic on another successful piloted test flight of SpaceShipTwo (SS2) and is proud to announce that its hybrid rocket engines have once

2013-08-28 12:42:23

NASA will host a televised news conference at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 4, to preview the upcoming test flight of Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.

2013-08-22 23:02:04

Today Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser® spacecraft successfully completed a full-scale captive-carry test. Sparks, Nev.


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