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NASA’s CCiCap: Can Space Taxis Help the Pentagon?

Dream Chaser & Atlas V (click to view full) With the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, American manned missions to the International Space Station have mostly involved Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft, which cost about $63 million per seat. The lone exception has involved the commercial space innovator SpaceX, whose unmanned Dragon capsule docked at the ISS [...]
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NASA IG says station costs 'overly optimistic'

Technology : Tech Talk (3 months ago)

NASA's inspector general finds NASA's space station cost projections are "overly optimistic" and cautions commercial space taxis likely will cost the agency more than flights aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Read Post

NASA Holds A Cookout In Space; REM's Michael Stipe Sings For Shuttle

News : The Two-Way (3 years ago)

With Atlantis paying a visit to the International Space Station on the last mission of the space shuttle program, NASA thought it was a good time for a cookout... in space. The 10 astronauts on the two linked spacecraft will enjoy a... Read Post

NASA begins Russia hitchhiker program (video)

News : BlogPost (3 years ago)

The Soyuz TMA-22 has left Earth’s atmosphere, launching the new era of NASA’s space program: hitching rides to the International Space Station on Russian spacecraft. After the closure of the U.S. space shuttle program, the Russian s... Read Post


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