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With shuttle's end, space firms seek new direction

Less than a year after NASA ended its shuttle program, players in America's space business are casting around for new direction.United Technologies Corp. is the most recent company to announce it will...
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SpaceX Wins $440 Million NASA Contract to Replace the Space Shuttle

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (2 years ago)

Aerospace firm SpaceX announced Friday that it won a $440 million contract from NASA to modify its Dragon capsule for human space flight as a private-sector successor to the Space Shuttle. The plan is to launch the first Dragon flig... Read Post

NASA Partners With Boeing And SpaceX To Send Astronauts Up In Space Taxis

Technology : TechCrunch (3 months ago)

NASA has announced a deal with SpaceX and Boeing to build space taxis to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station. This deal will end NASA’s reliance on expensive Russian crew transport by 2017. The cost was a whopping ... Read Post

Last Ride for Space Shuttle Discovery

Technology : Geeks are Sexy (3 years ago)

It was a sad day when they announced the discontinuation of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. This certainly marked an end of an era. Perhaps someday when they decide space exploration is worth their money again, or when a giant meteor ... Read Post

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