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NASA to announce private space shuttle deal

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  1. Sep 16, 2014 #1
    http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/16/news/companies/nasa-boeing-space-x/?hpt=hp_t2

    http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/sept...naut-transport-to-the/index.html#.VBhxFvk7vWc
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2014 #2
    Boeing and SpaceX will be awarded NASA contracts to transport astronauts to and from the international space station, CNN has learned.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2014 #3

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    Does this mean I'll be able to buy a ticket to the ISS now?
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  5. Sep 22, 2014 #4
    Thank you for the heads up. This is quite encouraging and in many areas not just aerospace. I'm profoundly pleased Elon Musk has raised the bar yet again in achieving legitimacy. He is an inspiration to budding scientists and I hope as well to budding businessmen. Something like making a difference that will go down in history and be fun and exciting while doing it may not replace the current paradigm of ruthless greed, but it is certainly a step in the right direction, one away from the practice of "placing the toilet in the dining room".
     
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