Monthly Archive for September, 2007

Spaceport Authority requests more funds

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New Mexico Spaceport Authority officials told lawmakers Wednesday they’ll need more staff and a larger budget next year to handle key steps in the construction of a spaceport.
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Rocketplane Kistler press on despite COTS notice

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Rocketplane Kistler is continuing on with its plans despite a notice from NASA that the agency will not provide it with additional money through the COTS program.
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Our view: Rocket-maker wannabes

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Florida Today editorializes that NASA should dump Rocketplane Kistler from the COTS program.
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The last thing Rocketplane needs

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An update from Space Law Probe on the problems facing Rocketplane Kistler in the wake of NASA’s decision to cut off its COTS funding.
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New COTS competition; RpK dispute with partner

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NASA plans a new competition for the $175 million in COTS funding that is available due to Rocketplane Kistler’s inability to find private financing for its project.
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5 Essential Things To Do In Space

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George Musser discusses five key goals humanity should have as it explores space in the coming decades.
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Racing past the Moon: Scientific American

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An essay about the new race for space, which Scientific American believes holds promise for all.
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To the Moon and Beyond

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A look at plans to return to the moon – to stay this time.
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Google' moonshot

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Jeff Foust looks at the challenges facing competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize.
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Elon Musk Q&A – Updates SpaceX status on Falcon and Dragon

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An interview with SpaceX’s Elon Musk, who updates provides updates on the company’s Falcon and Dragon projects.
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