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Archive for December, 2014

2014 What Happened This Year @NASA | YouTube

In 2014, NASA took significant steps on the agency’s journey to Mars — testing cutting-edge technologies and making scientific discoveries while studying our changing Earth and the infinite universe as the agency made progress on the next generation of air travel. Here’s a look at some of the top NASA stories of the year!

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2014 Recap of a Memorable Year from Planetary Resources | YouTube

A lot has happened in 2014 as we have moved towards our mission to mine asteroids in our Solar System. Our team has grown, we have progressed in our technology and spacecraft development, and worked with YOU on some amazing Citizen Science endeavors.

Here is a quick snapshot of all the incredible 2014 accomplishments from our team, YOU, and the industry.

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2014 Recap of a Memorable Year

A lot has happened in 2014 as we have progressed towards our mission to mine asteroids in our Solar System. Our team has grown, we have progressed in our technology and spacecraft development, and worked with YOU on some amazing Citizen Science endeavors.

Here is a quick snapshot of all the incredible 2014 accomplishments from our team, YOU, and the industry.

Source: www.planetaryresources.com

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The Business of Space

An excerpt from Al Jazeera America’s one-hour special on “The business of space: Exploring the new commercial space economy”. The space race is now in the hands of private companies, and Chad Anderson speaks with Ali Velshi about the opportunities in early-stage space investing.

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SpaceX Completes First Commercial Crew Milestone as Protest Clock Winds Down | SpaceNews.com

WASHINGTON — As SpaceX joins Boeing in completing the first milestones in their commercial crew contracts, the companies and NASA are awaiting a bid-protest decision now due in less than two weeks.

NASA announced Dec. 19 that Space Exploration Technologies Corp. completed the first milestone in its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract, awarded Sept. 16. That milestone, called a certification baseline review, confirms the process that SpaceX will follow to achieve NASA certification of its Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket and Dragon v2 spacecraft to carry astronauts to and from the international space station.

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NASA Selects Commercial Space Partners for Collaborative Partnerships

NASA announced Tuesday the selection of four U.S. companies to collaborate with NASA through unfunded partnerships to develop new space capabilities available to the government and other customers. The partnerships build on the success of NASA’s commercial spaceflight initiatives to leverage NASA experience and expertise into new capabilities.

The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities (CCSC) initiative is designed to advance private sector development of integrated space capabilities through access to NASA’s spaceflight resources and ensure emerging products or services are commercially available to government and non-government customers within approximately the next five years.

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Commentary: Litigating the End of a Dream | SpaceNews.com

“Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) must end its protest over the loss of an award to deliver astronauts to the international space station. Following NASA’s selection of Boeing and SpaceX for commercial crew transportation awards, SNC on Sept. 26 filed a formal protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The company is not likely to quickly win its battle, and therein lies a serious problem for the future of commercial human spaceflight.”

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