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Dragon is in Orbit!

Go SpaceX, Go! Here is a video. Dragon is scheduled for re-entry around 2pm. This could be a historic day for the commercial space industry. EDIT (2:40pm): Dragon has safely splashed down into the Pacific! Advertisements

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Commercial Space Industry Updates

Space X: Next week, Space X plans on launching the Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon capsule. This flight has been named COTS 1, COTS standing for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services. They were the first private company to be awarded a … Continue reading

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On the NASA Astrobiology Anouncement

I’m doing this post in two parts (but in one post). The first part will be a pre-announcement summary of my thoughts on the significance of astrobiology and stuff. Part Two will be a post-announcement review.

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NASA Astrobiology Announcement Thursday

From NASA: WASHINGTON — NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, … Continue reading

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010

Passed. (finally) Its 168 pages (not horrible for a thing congress “wrote”). I’m going to read the entire thing and jot my thoughts here. It authorizes NASA funding for the next three years: 2011: $19 billion 2012: $19.45 billion 2013: $19.96 billion … Continue reading

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Boeing Enters the Private Space Flight Industry

From the NY Times: Boeing said on Wednesday that it was entering the space-tourism business, an announcement that could bolster the Obama administration’s efforts to transform the National Aeronautics and Space Administration into an agency that focuses less on building … Continue reading

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NASA Budget

The Senate committee recently passed NASA’s new budget, and another version was just passed in the House committee. It’s not the Obama  plan and it’s not what we have now. It’s a mix of old and new and newer. Let’s … Continue reading

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SpaceX: Huzzah!

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon capsule are officially in orbit around earth. After a aborted launch earlier today, Falcon 9 launched into space! From what I saw (and heard) from the live feed, both stages preformed they way they were designed to, and unlike … Continue reading

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NASA’s Future

When President Obama released his proposal for the 2011 budget, one thing that made the science blogging community go “Whaaa???” was his proposal to cancel the Constellation program. A large majority of the people on the internet involved in Science! (e.g. … Continue reading

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