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July 1-7, 2013 / Vol 32, No 26 / Hawai`i Island, USA

28 Jun 2013, 20:17 UTC
July 1-7, 2013 / Vol 32, No 26 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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American Human Space Enterprise Advancing The dawn of Space Month July 2013 highlights innovative new projects reviving American Human spacefaring capabilities — with a revolutionary new spin, private commercial enterprises are leading the way. Boeing is developing the CST-100 orbital crew capsule to transport up to 7 people to the International Space Station (ISS) or [...]

American Human Space Enterprise Advancing
The dawn of Space Month July 2013 highlights innovative new projects reviving American Human spacefaring capabilities — with a revolutionary new spin, private commercial enterprises are leading the way. Boeing is developing the CST-100 orbital crew capsule to transport up to 7 people to the International Space Station (ISS) or other LEO destinations like the commercial space station proposed by Bigelow Aerospace. The first crewed test flight is expected to launch aboard an Atlas 5 rocket as early as 2016. NewSpace frontrunner SpaceX is already conducting operational, round trip robotic service missions to the ISS with the advanced Dragon vehicle and in-house Falcon 9 rocket under a US$1.6B contract for at least 12 flights. A crewed configuration DragonRider with space for 7 passengers is already in development. SpaceX is also manifesting fully independent (non-ISS) commercial flights under the name ...

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