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NASA has released a second request for proposals through its commercial space program for more companies to launch logistical and research payloads and help send supplies to the International Space Station. The Commercial Resupply Services 2 program includes at least six flights to and from ISS for each potential contract through 2020 and an option for additional flights through 2024, NASA said Friday. “To […] More
NASA plans to award the first contract for the Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway program in early 2019, Bloomberg reported Friday. The Gateway program is designed to serve as the space agency's “staging“ platform for studies of the deep space environment and the moon as well as a future station for astronauts involved in Mars missions. […] More
NASA has modified its contract with Boeing for the transportation of astronauts to and from the International Space Station in a move that could potentially extend crewed flight test to up to six months and add a third crew member to the test flight. The agency said Friday the revised Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract […] More
NASA and Orbital ATK have completed the second qualification ground test of a booster for the Space Launch System, which the agency developed with Boeing to send the Lockheed Martin-built Orion crew module on deep-space missions. The test occurred Tuesday at an Orbital ATK facility in Utah and was the final booster evaluation before the scheduled unmanned flight of the Orion […] More
Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corp. and Space Exploration Technologies have been awarded new milestones to complete under their contract with NASA to develop new methods of space transportation. The agency will invest a total of $55 million into the new benchmarks, including $20 million into a Boeing spacecraft safety review set for completion in July 2014, NASA said Thursday. NASA […] More
NASA has selected 26 research and development proposals from academia and industry for the advancement of the agency’s next heavy lift rocket named the Space Launch System. The $48 million investment includes proposals for the SLS' concept development, trades and analyses, propulsion, structures, materials, manufacturing, avionics and software. William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for the Human […] More
Boeing and NASA engineers have finished a technical review of a heavy-lift launch vehicle for transporting astronauts into space, NASA announced Thursday. Boeing is the prime contractor for the Space Launch System and ATK is providing the five-segment solid rocket boosters. ATK is processing the first hardware components for the boosters for an initial qualification test […] More
Matt Simon, habitation lead for NASA's Evolvable Mars Campaign, has said the agency  wants a similar structure for future deep space modules that will serve as transit and surface habitats for Mars and moon explorations, Ars Technica reported Wednesday. Eric Berger writes Simon told the publication deep space habitats from the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnership […] More
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has discussed two initiatives the space agency has launched in an effort to establish the foundation for NASA's Journey to Mars project and other deep space missions. Bolden wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that NASA established partnerships with private companies to advance research projects in propulsion, habitation systems and […] More
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