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The six person crew of the International Space Station eagerly greeted the first Orbital Science Corp’s re-supply mission flown under the terms of an eight-flight $1.9 billion Commercial Crisply Services agreement early Sunday.

Orbital Sciences' unpiloted Cygnus cargo capsule berthed to the International Space Staton with robot arm. Photo Credit/NASA TV

The astronauts opened...

SpaceShipTwo completed its 3rd powered flight at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Shown here is the piloted craft with chase plane circling for landing. Credit: Bill Deaver/Deaver-Wiggins and Associates


International Space Station Credit: NASA

The United States hosted the International Space Exploration Forum (ISEF), the first-ever ministerial-level meeting to build support for global cooperation in space exploration, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 2014.

ISEF brought together Ministers and...

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An interesting poll was taken last year focusing...

A White House endorsement Wednesday of an extension of operations aboard the U. S. led International Space Station from 2020 to at least 2024 sets a wide stage for more work on life support systems for future human deep space missions, the maturing of U. S. commercial low Earth orbit crew and cargo transportation services, as well as research into medications and materials that could mean new high tech products for the Earth.


Dream Chaser - lifting body design. Credit: NASA/SNC

U.S. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed an understanding to identify areas of collaboration with European industry for developing hardware and mission concepts for the Dream Chaser orbital transportation system.



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