Will private funds fuel the next space race?

Oct 22, 2019
Indian space entrepreneur Susmita Mohanty talks about the future of private space exploration ahead of 70th annual International Astronautical Conference.
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NASA partners with commercial companies to return to the moon

Jul 19, 2019
NASA is looking to commercial partners to figure out crew transports, use of lunar resources and surviving extreme environments.
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has plans to send people to the moon.
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Who knew a space agency could go viral?

Apr 10, 2019
By using social media, NASA discovered what the public was looking for.
Employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, watch the landing of InSight on Mars on Nov. 26, 2018.
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At SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell's job is to solve the problems that others can't

Dec 12, 2018
"If there were no issues, then you don't need me," Shotwell says.
As SpaceX's chief operating officer, Gwynne Shotwell leads the company day to day.
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To live in space, we have to build things in space

Dec 3, 2018
Some companies are trying to move manufacturing to space.
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Private enterprise will help NASA return to the moon

Nov 30, 2018
NASA is partnering with nine private aerospace companies to begin missions back to the earth's only natural, permanent satellite.
A NASA picture taken by U.S. crew commander Eugene A. Cernan on Dec. 13, 1972, shows astronaut and geologist Harrison H. Schmitt seated in the Lunar Roving Vehicle. The last manned U.S. spacecraft to touch down on the moon was Apollo 17.
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Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

Aug 9, 2018
The White House envisions the force as a separate military branch, which would require levels of infrastructure and various kinds of military and civilian leadership.
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Scott Kelly's new mission is on Earth

The astronaut talks about his life and work in science.
Astronaut Scott Kelly says he's proof that someone who is “far from a genius” can become a scientist.
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The International Space Station and the docked space shuttle Endeavour orbit Earth during Endeavour's final sortie on May 23, 2011.
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How to be an astronaut

Dec 8, 2017
Advice from a former International Space Station Commander.
Attired in a training version of his spacesuit, astronaut Doug Wheelock, Expedition 24 flight engineer and Expedition 25 commander, awaits the start of a spacewalk training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory near NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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