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spaceflights

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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 September 5, 2013

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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to make rocket engine for Boeing, Lockheed Martin

Amazon CEO's aerospace company enters into a partnership with the United Launch Alliance to develop BE-4, a rocket engine to replace Russian-made launch jets.

By September 17, 2014

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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 November 26, 2012

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Moon to become next hot vacation destination?

Golden Spike, a company full of ex-NASA people, announces ambitious plans to launch commercial spaceflights to the moon by 2020.

By December 7, 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 April 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 April 12, 2011

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SpaceX cargo ship takes off on commercial flight to station

Three days after a last-second launch abort, a commercially developed rocket and cargo ship blasted off on NASA's first commercial flight to the International Space Station.

By May 22, 2012

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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 February 1, 2010

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Ten years ago today, space tourists began to play

After taking off aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on April 28, 2001 enroute to the International Space Station, wealthy engineer Dennis Tito became the first private citizen to go to space.

By April 28, 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 April 20, 2009