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Lift Off: Private Sector Bringing Manned Spaceflight Back to U.S.

by Dan Barrett / /

NASA made a big announcement yesterday that is out of this world: two companies (Boeing and SpaceX) have been selected to ferry humans from earth to the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing has completed all of NASA’s testing and will receive $4.2 billion while SpaceX has docked with ISS and will get $2.6 billion. Now, both companies will go through more rounds of testing, approval, and preparation to be the first private companies to get astronauts to ISS in low-earth orbit (about 250 miles up) sometime in 2017. The announcement is both a small step and a giant leap towards a cheaper, domestic, more efficient space capacity for a few reasons.


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Pennsylvania Leaders Eying Higher Energy Taxes Should Look Instead to Liquor Reform

by Lee Schalk / /

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GAO on Flood Insurance: Let the Private Sector Help

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

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Taxpayer Money for Anti-Taxpayer Propaganda

by Brandon Arnold / /

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Corporate Welfare Here to Stay with Reconfirmation of Ex-Im President

by Nan Swift / /

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Pete Sepp on NCAA Scholorships

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Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy an FAA Tower?

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Reflections on CPAC

by john stephenson / /

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