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Rocket Science Is Hard

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On Tuesday, April 14, Space-X successfully launched a Dragon resupply capsule to the International Space Station.  However, their second attempt to land the booster on an autonomous drone ship also failed when the rocket toppled over shortly after touching down.


http://www.space.com/29091-spacex-reusable-rocket-dragon-launch.html


Well, at least the astronauts will have espresso and ice cream, now.

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Putin Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Next Space Taxi Generation

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In the increasingly acrimonious relationship between the US and Russia--which is looking more and more like a nasty divorce case with each passing day--the fate of the US involvement with the International Space Station has been cast into doubt, with the US balking at paying the Russians $71 million each time we send an astronaut up on a Russian Soyuz.


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