Monthly Archives: February 2011

Progress

Image Credit: NASA With the extension of the lifetime of the International Space Station to 2020, and perhaps beyond, the maintenance and resupply of the station becomes critical. This is the third in a series examining the international effort to … Continue reading

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NASA Budget for 2012

NASA’s 2012 Budget Estimate Overview can be found here (pdf). The Budget Summary can be found here (pdf). Funding Highlights: Provides $18.7 billion, the same amount the agency received in 2010. Funding focuses on areas that will improve the Nation’s … Continue reading

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Astrobotic Technology Signs SpaceX Contract for Lunar XPrize Mission

Falcon 9 / Lunar Mission Image Credit: Astrobotic Technology Astrobotic Technology, Inc., a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University, announced the signing of a contract with SpaceX to launch its Lunar XPrize mission using a Falcon 9 rocket. Astrobotic intends to … Continue reading

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