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Rocket designer Tom Mueller poses with rocket engines on the SpaceX factory floor in Hawthorne, California. - Roger Gilbertson

Aerospace Tax Break Bill Goes to California Governor

Ten Year Moratorium on Space Hardware Aims to Keep Firms from Leaving State SACRAMENTO, CALIF.
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April 11th, 2014
Part of the current U.S. Air Force space program, the X-37B space plane. - USAF

Will the Air Force have a Role in Deep Space?

by edward wright Lieutenant Colonel Peter Garretson asks whether the US Air Force will have
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April 7th, 2014
Dr.-Space

This Week on the Space Show (Apr 7 – Apr 13, 2014)

The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston, will have the following guests this week: 1.
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April 7th, 2014
Gemini Titan 1 lifts off, April 7, 1964. The spacecraft was halfway between boilerplate and true spacecraft. The launch showed that engineers had solved problems with the Titan II rocket and assured NASA that it could help pave the way to the Moon. - NASA

Twins in Space  |  This Week In Space History

by dave dooling Fifty years ago this week a Titan II missile launched the first
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April 6th, 2014
Expedition 38 crew members proudly sport their national flags in this March 2014 picture from the International Space Station. Pictured (clockwise from top center) are Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, commander; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins, and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, all flight engineers. - NASA

NASA Severs Most Ties With Russia

Spares Station But Pushes For U.S. Launches Again by elizabeth howell NASA plans to cease
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April 2nd, 2014
The September 14, 1959 Life magazine described the Mercury Seven as all having “experience in engineering and in testing new airplanes.” In addition, the story reported, “several have distinguished combat records.” Two couldn’t quit smoking. Two were “worried about their weight.” All fretted over their kids’ schools and “the condition of the grass in their yards.” Shown during their training, the astronauts are, from left: Scott Carpenter (Navy), Gordon Cooper (Air Force), John Glenn (Marines), Gus Grissom (Air Force), Wally Schirra (Navy), Alan Shepard (Navy), and Deke Slayton (Air Force).

NASA Chooses the Mercury Seven

by michael shinabery New Mexico Museum of Space History They were the first American idols
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March 30th, 2014
The flight team for NASA's Dawn mission at the ceremony on March 26th. - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Dawn Mission Wins National Air and Space Museum Recognition

2014 Trophy for Current Achievement in Aerospace Science and Technology Goes to JPL Group WASHINGTON,
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March 30th, 2014
Dr. Space

This Week on the Space Show (Mar 31 – Apr 6, 2014)

The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston, will have the following guests this week: 1.
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March 30th, 2014
Screen grab from video showing animation of how NASA's Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft would be prepared for a deep space mission launch from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Story and video below. - NASA

NASA Passes Major Milestone for Spaceport of the Future

Flexible Support for Variety of Launch Systems and Spacecraft Key to New Design KENNEDY SPACE
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March 27th, 2014
Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX, shows off rocket engines being built at the company's headquarters. - Jayme Roy

Gwynne Shotwell of SpaceX Wins National Space Society Award

The Space Pioneer Award for Entrepreneurial Business Goes to Breakthrough Company’s President WASHINGTON, D.C. —
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March 26th, 2014
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A ‘Go’ To Build OSIRIS-REx on This Week @NASA

Here’s some of the stories trending on the weekly video magazine: OSIRIS-REx build go ahead,
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