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Pluto and Charon Dance

A cool movie of Pluto and Charon in motion, as taken from the New Horizons spacecraft.

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The Dragon Flew

SpaceX had a successful Pad Abort test this morning. This test demonstrates the capability of the Dragon 2 spacecraft to escape from the rocket launcher and carry the crew to safety in the event of a failure of the rocket … Continue reading

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The Space Week in Review

In the Space Review this week, Jeff Foust takes a look at the status of the accident investigations into the Antares and Space Ship 2 accidents last fall. Six months down the road, both companies are well on the way … Continue reading

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Amending the Space Act

According to Space News, Dana Rohrbacher is proposing amending the Space Act, the 1958 legislation that created NASA, to include as part of NASA’s reason for existence to be Space Settlement.   Hat tip: Rand Simberg.

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Morpheus Completes Free Flight over Space Center

See the Morpheus Lander prototype in free flight over the Space Center. This is the fifth free flight in the series. via Spaceports.

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Congratulations Opportunity

On 10 years on the Martian surface. via Spaceports.

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Commercial Crew

Nice video of the NASA Commercial Crew partners and their vehicles.

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House Spending bill increases

This is good news, if it passes. The House is proposing a budget that increases NASA’s Commercial Crew budget beyond what they got in 2013, although not as much as they asked for. In the meantime the Rocket to Nowhere, … Continue reading

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Kill this Bill

Meanwhile, over at Space News, we get an editorial telling us to “Kill this Bill.” It seems that the Congresscritters from certain districts, of both parties, want NASA to continue to spend money on porkbarrel projects designed mostly to put jobs … Continue reading

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