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International Space Station, Space Shuttle, NASA

Atlantis Nears Encore Mission

September 15th, 2010

NASA has laid more groundwork for a fair well mission by the shuttle Atlantis in late June 2011 by naming a three-man, one-woman veteran crew of astronauts. Lift-off of what would be the final, “final” mission of NASA’s three decade long space shuttle program would be June. 28. Chris Ferguson would command a crew including […]

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International Space Station, Space Shuttle, NASA

Canadian to Command Space Station for First Time

September 2nd, 2010

Chris Hadfield will become the first Canadian to command the International Space Station in 2013, NASA and its 14 partners in the project announced on Thursday. Hadfield, 51, is a retired Canadian Air Force colonel and test pilot. Since his selection for astronaut training in 1992, he’s participated in two trips to space. In 1995, […]

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Exploration

Here come the Kelly Boys

August 19th, 2010

  Twins in space? It was bound to happen, someday. And some day is just around the corner, as veteran NASA astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly prepare to command missions aboard the International Space Station and the space agency’s final scheduled shuttle mission aboard Endeavour. The two 46-year-old Navy test pilots will meet aboard the […]

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Commercial Space

Full Senate Passes NASA Authorization Act of 2010

August 6th, 2010

  Though nearing an August recess, the full U. S. Senate on Thursday (Aug. 5) passed the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, which seeks to strike a compromise with the White House over the space agency’s future direction. The House, which is already in recess, has yet to pass an authorization measure which serves as […]

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Commercial Space

NASA’s Legislative Future Still Uncertain

July 23rd, 2010

After months of gridlock, the House and Senate have engaged with the White House in a recent flurry of legislative activities intended to produce an agreement on the future of NASA-led space exploration. However, key differences remain, especially over the much larger role for commercial space transportation services favored by the Obama Administration. Until President […]

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