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Virgin Galactic's SS2 brings commercial spaceflight closer to reality (pictures)

Virgin Galactic just pushed its flagship aircraft higher and faster than ever before. Here's a look at the SpaceShipTwo in action.

6 Images By Sep. 5, 2013

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DOE, NASA testing fission reactor for spaceflight

This uranium-based reactor would use nuclear fission energy to power small spacecraft and possibly installations on Mars.

By Nov. 26, 2012

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NASA ponies up $270 million for commercial spaceflight

The space agency's Commercial Crew Development effort directs a big chunk of change to four private enterprises, including Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Elon Musk's SpaceX.

By Apr. 19, 2011

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Yuri Gagarin Google doodle celebrates 50 years of spaceflight

Today's Google doodle -- the company logo on Google's home page -- and a new documentary commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man in space.

By Apr. 12, 2011

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Photos: Mars500 project preps for spaceflight

In a Russian research facility, six men are closed into spacecraft-like quarters for 105 days to see how a crew might fare on a trip to the Red Planet. And that's the short trial run.

13 Images By Apr. 20, 2009

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Obama ends moon program, endorses private spaceflight

In a dramatic break with the past, the Obama administration's 2011 NASA budget ends the agency's moon program and calls for shifting manned launches to private industry.

By Feb. 1, 2010

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Spaceflight to cost $40 million in 2009

Space Adventures says the cost of a flight to the International Space Station aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket will go up as much as $20 million in coming years because of inflation.

By Jul. 19, 2007

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Tech Time Machine: 23 April

By Apr. 22, 2012

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NASA gears up to study twin astronauts

NASA issues a call for suggestions on ways to study twin astronauts while one is in space and the other is on Earth.

By Aug. 12, 2013

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Life on Mars: Down but not out says Mars Society founder

Despite the disappointing lack of methane findings reported Thursday from NASA's Curiosity rover, Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society says that hope is not lost for finding life on the red planet.

By Sep. 22, 2013