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NASA, SpaceX Aim To Launch Private Era In Orbit

A private spaceship owned by a company called SpaceX is scheduled to blast off from Cape Canaveral in Florida early Saturday morning.<p>If all goes well, the unmanned capsule will rocket up on a mission to deliver food and other supplies to the International Space Station, becoming the first …

NU Writing

<i>NU Writing</i> is an online journal that publishes compositions made in First-Year Writing and Advanced Writing in the Disciplines, courses that are part …

Privatize The Space Shuttles? Not So Fast

When President<p>ThomasJeffersonThomas Jeffersoncommissioned an expedition to what would eventually become the western part of the United States in 1803, it was the equivalent of the Apollo missions to the Moon.<p><script language="javascript" …

NASA's Chief Backs Plan Privatizing Astronaut Travel

About 50 years ago, NASA introduced its first seven astronauts — the famous Mercury Seven. On Tuesday, the head of NASA introduced another seven people he called "space pioneers."<p>This time, they are all executives at companies that are working to develop private spaceships for astronauts. That's …

Time to Privatize NASA

John Glenn’s 1962 spaceflight and the Apollo moon landings were inspiring achievements. Unfortunately, the recently announced plan to give the …

The Pros and Cons of Privatized Space Exploration

Not everybody is over the moon about it<p>This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last week, Avatar director James Cameron painted a rosy picture of privatized space exploration, suggesting that the president's anemic NASA budget will clear the way for competitive market forces to jump-start …

11 Foremost Pros and Cons of Space Exploration

Since the first successful landing of Apollo 11 on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969, other space explorations followed. It was a breakthrough …