Nasa calls for new ISS taxis | News24

Cape Canaveral – Nasa is looking for at least two US firms to design and build space taxis to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, programme managers said.

Nasa plans to invest $300m to $500m in each of the firms selected under new 21-month partnership agreements, Ed Mango, manager of Nasa’s Commercial […]

SpaceX to launch two AsiaSat satellites via Falcon 9 in 2014 | NASASpaceFlight.com

by Chris Bergin

SpaceX have announced a contract to launch two Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) satellites. AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8 will be launched via SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle, after the previous two AsiaSats were launched via the Russian Proton rocket, under the control of International Launch Services (ILS).

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Space exploration: Return to Moon Base Gingrich | The Economist

DESPITE receiving a round kicking, Newt Gingrich is not giving up on his moon base. To support his cause, Mr Gingrich has invoked the two animating forces of a previous space age: John F. Kennedy’s vision of sending a man to the moon and the threat of some other nation getting there first. This is standard fare in […]