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SpaceX Dragon

Private Spacecraft May Land on Mars

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NASA recently invested money into private companies for spacecraft development and it’s already paying off. Rocket producer SpaceX claims its Dragon capsule cannot only deliver goods to space stations, but hopes to land on other planets. The first manned mission could happen as early as 2014. Read the full article at TheRegister.co.uk

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 25, 2011

[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/110425_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Sony’s PlayStation Network has been offline for days, due to what Sony is calling an “external “intrusion.” The service that lets PlayStation 3 owners play their games online is not scheduled to come back online until April 26th. While it is not confirmed, many attribute the outage […]

NASA

NASA Invests in Private Companies for Spacecraft

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NASA announced that it will give $269 million to four private companies for developing spacecraft. The government thinks that private companies will be able to develop faster and cheaper than the agency. NASA has been planning to outsource its work for years and will continue providing private investment money in the future. Read the full […]

Space Junk

Space Junk Becoming Growing Threat

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A recent scare of space junk colliding with the International Space Station has brought the larger problem of space debris to the forefront. The debris orbits at 17,500 mph which means that even a speck of paint could damage spacecraft. NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense are working on precautions to prevent future damages. […]

New Planets

Kepler Spacecraft Discovers 1,235 Planets

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NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered a total of 1,235 planets previously undiscovered. The planets are discovered by monitoring a dip in stars’ brightness as the planets pass by them. Out of the 1,235 planets, 54 are candidates for containing liquid water on its surface. Read the full article at LiveScience.com