New Boeing Space Capsule to Fly NASA Astronauts to ISS

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Most of us are familiar with the Boeing name, having flown on one of their planes to get to this place or that, but the Chicago-based corporations also has ambitions that take us beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. Near NASA’s Johnson Space Center is Boeing’s Houston Product Support Center and it was there that they revealed the full scale version of the CST-100 spacecraft.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket To Carry 117,000 Pound Payloads In 2013

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Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), a private company who plans to make Space exploration commercial, recently successfully launched the Falcon 9 rocket. Their most recent plan is to build the Falcon Heavy; the world’s largest rocket ever made capable of carrying a payload of 117,000 pounds.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket achieves first private space flight

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The Falcon 9 rocket, developed by Space Exploration Technologies on Wednesday successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center. The launch culminated with a landing of the Dragon spacecraft in the Pacific Ocean. This was the first incident in history where a privately-owned space craft reached the orbit and safely returned to earth.

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