Monthly Archive for November, 2007Page 3 of 10

The Space Review: NASA and major policy issues

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Why did Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton release a space policy proposal more than a year before the general election? Eric Hedman argues that NASA and its contributions to the nation will play a bigger role in the upcoming election than they have in the past.
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Bigelow to Offer $760 Million Human Space Launch Contract

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Bigelow Aerospace is offering a $760 million contract to any commercial space launch firm capable of providing eight crewed flights to the company’s orbiting space station beginning in 2010.
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Mars Science Laboratory Prime Landing Sites Selected for 2010

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NASA has narrowed the proposed landing sites for its Mars Science Laboratory down to six high-value areas.
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German Space Tourist Ready

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Sonja Rohde, 31, is scheduled to be the first female German to fly a commercial spaceflight aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo in 2009.
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European Columbus Lab Up Next

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The European Columbus research laboratory will be the next piece attached to the International Space Station in December.
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Spaceports: Two Educator Astronauts to Fly

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American educators Joseph M. Acaba and Richard R. Arnold are scheduled to fly to ISS aboard Discovery in fall 2008.
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Spaceport America to be FAA-approved in 2008, Says Gomez

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New Mexico officials believe that the Federal Avaition Administration will approve Spaceport America launch license by September 2008.
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China’s first lunar probe enters moon’s orbit

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China’s first lunar probe, Chang’e-1, successfully entered the moon’s orbit Monday morning, becoming China’s first circumlunar satellite.
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China Launches its First Moon Orbiter

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The Xinhau New Agency’s web portal provides complete coverage of China’s first lunar probe.
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Chang’e 1 Enters Lunar Orbit

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The Chinese moon probe Chang’e has successfully entered lunar orbit, a first for the Asian nation.
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