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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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10 Bi-Partisan “No-Brainer” Bills Congress Should Pass

by Nan Swift / /

The 113th Congress is about to return from summer recess, and if you believe the hype that this is a "do-nothing" Congress, perhaps you aren't expecting much. Whether that's a fair moniker or not, Congress could do much to dispel it by passing some of the
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Still No Solution on Highway Funding

by Nan Swift / /

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Florida‘s 19th Special House Election: A Budgetary Guide

by Dan Barrett / /

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Not a Fan of $1 Million Bus Stop? How about $672K?

by Dan Barrett / /

Letters 

Tell state legislators to protect taxpayers on local infrastructure projects!

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Repeal the Transportation Tax Hike!

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The Late Edition: September 20, 2013

by curtis kalin / /

Letters 

An Open Letter to the Virginia General Assembly: Repeal the Transportation Tax Hike!

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