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Boeing’s CST-100 is one of the space crafts NASA is considering. Photo by Taisha Henry
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To Replace the Shuttle, a New Space Race


For the first time in a generation American astronauts will fly into space aboard a new spacecraft beginning in 2017. But it won’t be a NASA spacecraft. Instead three private space companies are competing to design and build it under a NASA contract. When NASA announces the winner or winners in a few weeks, it will mark the start of a new era in human space flight. – – – “Of course this is going to be different. It’s not going to be the space shuttle. You see that it doesn’t have the interior volume. It doesn’t have the space. It doesn’t have the capability for 50,000 pounds of cargo.” Boeing’s CST-100 is a compact car of a spacecraft compared …
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