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Competition For Space Cargo Bids Heats Up »

A few companies this month confirmed their plans to develop cargo spacecraft for this year's round of bids for NASA contracts to service the International Space Station, according to a Washington Post report. On Tuesday, Sierra Nevada Corp. announced a version of its manned reusable vehicle, modified for cargo missions. The Dream Chaser Cargo System will feature a folding-wing design and the ability to make a runway landing. More

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Podcast: 3-D Manufacturing... »

Maybe you haven't used a 3-D printer to make your own cogs or dowels (yet), but Jim Bertel and Joel Smith of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing are putting... More

3-D Manufacturing Comes of... »

Well, satellites, actually. But it won't be long before additive manufacturing is a player for airplane parts. More

Europe's Mini-Spaceplane... »

The European Space Agency had a successful test of its unmanned mini-spacecraft Wednesday, launching its Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle and recovering it... More

SpaceX Launch Successful,... »

SpaceX successfully launched an unmanned supply mission to the International Space Station on Saturday morning, but an attempt to soft land and recover the... More