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NASA Details ISS Single Flight Opportunity Requirement

NASA intends to launch a full and open competition for commercial entities interested in supporting an agency requirement to send an astronaut to the International Space Station via a short duration spaceflight mission.

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NASA Identifies New Commercial Opportunities for Space Station

NASA has unveiled a five-part plan to expand commercial research and development opportunities aboard the International Space Station to support low-Earth orbit missions. The agency said Friday it looks to industry partners to drive space exploration and support NASA’s ongoing LEO activities through services such as astronaut training and technology testing.

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NASA Selects 13 Firms to Conduct LEO Commercial Human Spaceflight Studies

NASA has chosen 13 companies to explore future opportunities for non-governmental entities to conduct U.S. manned spaceflight missions to the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit destinations. The space agency said Thursday studies will delve into conceptualization of business plans that will discuss the feasibility of using free-flying structures or …

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World’s Largest Airplane, the Stratolaunch, Rolled Out

Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, with a wingspan of 385 feet, a height of 50 feet and total possible weight of 1.3 million pounds, was quietly rolled out Wednesday in the California desert. The plane is meant to carry Pegasus XL rockets designed by Orbital ATK, a Dulles-based company, that would be …

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Boeing, SpaceX Secure Additional Crewed Missions Under NASA’s Commercial Space Transport Program

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and SpaceX have secured four additional missions each to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA‘s Commercial Crew Program. NASA said Wednesday that Boeing and SpaceX each have six orders for crewed missions now under the companies’ respective Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts with the space agency. …

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ULA Explores Reusable 2nd Stage for Rocket to Support In-Orbit Activities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 30, 2016 — A Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture is working to develop a reusable second rocket stage that will remain in low Earth orbit to support potential activities in space, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Quartz reported Saturday Tory Bruno, CEO of the …

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NASA Says Commercial Crew Awards Could Hit $500M

NASA expects to make multiple awards ranging between $300 million and $500 million this summer for the agency’s commercial space crew initiative. NASA said it is accepting proposals from industry for a commercial crew transportation system and said proposals could lead to Space Act Agreements. The base period would run …

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