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18 September, 2014 11:49 AM United Launch Alliance Picks Bezos Engine for Future Rockets

The new engine, called the BE-4, could be ready for use in four years, and would cost substantially less than the Russian-built RD-180 engine now used to power ULA's heavy-lift Atlas 5 rockets, officials from both companies told reporters. The U.S. government is grappling with how to reduce its reliance on the Russian-built engines, a matter of growing 12

18 September, 2014 7:00 AM Elon Musk Gets Fresh Challenge With Nasa's Manned Spacecraft Contract

South Africa-born Musk has become one of America's best-known innovators, having launched a payments company, electric carmaker Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, which makes solar panels for homes and businesses. He also operates his own foundation focusing on education, clean energy and child health. The total potential contract value is $4.2 billion 6

16 September, 2014 10:17 PM NASA Picks Boeing and SpaceX to Ferry Astronauts

Cape Canaveral: NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from US soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the winners at a late-afternoon news conference at Kennedy Space Center 7

2 September, 2014 1:28 PM Vladimir Putin Orders Building Hastened at New Russian Spaceport

Vostochny Russia: President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered construction sped up on a multi-billion-dollar spaceport in Russia's Far East that he said would break reliance on the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and launch future missions to the Moon and Mars. Putin flew in a helicopter over the sprawling building site in Vostochny at a time when conflict 9

22 August, 2014 4:25 AM Boeing Says Completed Key Design Review for Space Taxi

Boeing is competing with Space Exploration Technologies Corp, or SpaceX, and privately held Sierra Nevada Corp, to develop and build U.S. commercial space taxis to transport astronauts, rather than relying on Russia to ferry them to the station. The multibillion-dollar program has taken on new urgency in recent months, given escalating tensions with Russia 11

12 July, 2014 5:56 AM Billionaire Elon Musk Giving $1 million to Tesla Museum

The Tesla Science Center announced Elon Musk's donation on what would have been Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday. The museum said Thursday that Musk will also install a Tesla supercharging station. The museum is being built on the 16-acre site of Tesla's Wardenclyffe laboratory in Shoreham, Long Island. The Serbian scientist began an unfinished project 30

10 July, 2014 2:30 AM Privately Funded Solar Spacecraft to Launch in 2016 in US

Washington: A tiny spacecraft designed to sail by the power of the sun is scheduled to launch atop a SpaceX rocket in 2016, a leading US space enthusiast said on Wednesday. The Planetary Society's LightSail, an unmanned satellite-like craft known as a solar sail, aims to reach orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket in two years, said the group's 13

6 July, 2014 6:41 AM British engineer building rocket to 'revolutionize' space travel

LONDON: Some time in the middle of the next decade a revolutionary new engine will propel a reusable space plane called Skylon towards the heavens, hopefully changing the way we escape our atmosphere for ever. The Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (Sabre) isn't a product of Nasa or a super-wealthy space entrepreneur. It's the brainchild of a quiet 18