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  • Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. The printer, made by a Northern California...

  • NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the winners of...

  • NASA to partner with business on spaceflights

    NASA will reveal which one or two private companies will win the rights to send astronauts to the International Space Station under its Commercial Crew Program, the Associated Press reported.

  • Massive new construction tool ready for NASA

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A massive structure described by NASA as the world's largest spacecraft welding tool has been completed at the Michoud (MEE'-shoo) Assembly Center in New Orleans, which was chosen in 2011 to build components of a major new rocket system. The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide...

  • NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans. Workers at Kennedy Space Center gathered to watch as the Orion capsule emerged from its assembly hangar Thursday morning, less than three months from its first test flight. The capsule —...



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