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Private companies drive ‘new space race’ at NASA center

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For the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.

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NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch

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Want the world’s best, up-close view of a rocket launch without being right there at the pad? For the first time, cameras will provide live 360-degree video of a rocket heading toward space. NASA will provide the 360 stream Tuesday as an unmanned Atlas rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with a capsule full of space station supplies. The stream will begin 10 minutes before the scheduled 11:11 a.m. liftoff and continue until the rocket is out of sight.…

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Space entrepeneur Robert Bigelow: ‘We stand ready’ to send station to the moon

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Bigelow Aerospace founder Robert Bigelow believes existing technology, NASA interest, and business opportunities are ready now for a return to the moon — and his company is ready to provide a space station there. In an exclusive interview with FloridaPolitics.com Wednesday, the Las Vegas-based billionaire space entrepreneur made the argument that there already exists the technology, the opportunities for scientific research, a clear business case, and at least some NASA interest, for a return to the moon. And he said his company has ongoing…

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Delta IV Heavy rocket launch postponed

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A planned Saturday launch of a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral has been postponed. The delay comes at the request of the payload’s owner, the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. United Launch Alliance had scheduled the launch of the Delta IV Heavy, the nation’s most powerful rocket, to carry an NRO communications satellite into orbit. “The Delta IV NROL-37 launch is delayed at the request of the customer. The NROL-37 spacecraft and launch vehicle are secure on Space Launch…

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