Space travel

06.24.12
Chinese astronauts go hands-on, manually dock with orbiting module
06.24.12

Chinese astronauts go hands-on, manually dock with orbiting module

Looks like China continues to add to its space cred after recently joining the rarefied ranks of c...

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06.23.12
Excalibur Almaz wants to offer the first private trip to the Moon -- provided you've got £100 million
06.23.12

Excalibur Almaz wants to offer the first private trip to the Moon -- provided you've got £100 million

Sir Richard Branson might want to look over his shoulder, since Virgin Galactic now has an even mo...

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06.18.12
China conducts its first crewed spaceship docking, gives east Asia its place in space (updated)
06.18.12

China conducts its first crewed spaceship docking, gives east Asia its place in space (updated)

Believe it or not, the only countries to have docked a human-helmed spacecraft in the first 50 yea...

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05.26.12
SpaceX Dragon team opens the hatch, to spend Memorial Day with more cargo hauling than barbecues
05.26.12

SpaceX Dragon team opens the hatch, to spend Memorial Day with more cargo hauling than barbecues

SpaceX's Dragon docked with the International Space Station on Friday, but if you think the involv...

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04.30.12
Commercial space shuttle prototypes fly through wind tunnel testing
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Commercial space shuttle prototypes fly through wind tunnel testing

A pair of companies developing their own commercial space shuttles are presumably trying to flatten...

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04.27.12
Space travel coming to an airport near you? Maybe, if Skylon keeps its cool
04.27.12

Space travel coming to an airport near you? Maybe, if Skylon keeps its cool

Want to get from New York to Perth in under 4 hours, or maybe just head to outer space on a lark?...

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04.27.12
PSA: Space Shuttle Enterprise flying over NYC this morning
04.27.12

PSA: Space Shuttle Enterprise flying over NYC this morning

JFK may be a place that many, many people have gone to before, but it's safe to say that the Space...

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04.19.12
Boeing CST-100 capsule could shuttle astronauts to ISS, shows off its innards in Colorado Springs
04.19.12

Boeing CST-100 capsule could shuttle astronauts to ISS, shows off its innards in Colorado Springs

With the Space Shuttle now officially grounded, NASA has been researching alternatives for ferryin...

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02.08.12
Record-breaking freefall advances space suit technology (video)
02.08.12

Record-breaking freefall advances space suit technology (video)

Jumping to Earth from the edge of space is no mean feat. Not only are you dropping like a stone, th...

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