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How NASA got stuck with an uninspiring asteroid mission

By Eric Berger NASA outlined some of the details of its Asteroid Redirect Mission on Wednesday afternoon. The space agency will launch a robotic spacecraft in 2020 to visit an asteroid far away from Earth, likely 2008 EV5, grab a rock up to 13 feet across from its surface, and return to a Read Full…

As new space grows up, a start-up rocket company gets a CEO

By Eric Berger A lot of the new space companies with the most buzz have dotcom billionaire backers — places like SpaceX, Blue Origin and Stratolaunch. Not so much XCOR, which is building a spacecraft to take people to the edge of space. It began with four people around a kitchen table in Read Full…

NASA’s emboldened administrator takes on Texans in Congress

By Eric Berger As NASA’s administrator Charles Bolden is nothing if not affable. The former Marine fighter pilot and four-time astronaut, an appointee of President Obama, has taken a lot of heat from Congress and the public. Some of it he’s deserved and some (like that whole Muslim thing) he probably hasn’t. For Read Full…

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