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»» Commercial Space Tourists Daisuke Enomoto and Anoushek Ansari Train at RSC Energia

Commercial Space Tourists Daisuke Enomoto and Anoushek Ansari Train at RSC Energia [Tuesday, August 1, 2006] On 24 and 31 July 2006 training sessions for Daisuke Enomoto and his backup Anoushek Ansari were conducted at RSC Energia.



»» New Image of Genesis I

New Image of Genesis I [Tuesday, August 1, 2006] A new, highly detailed image of the outside of Bigelow Aerospace's Genesis 1 spacecraft has been released.



»» NASA JSC Solicitation: Constellation Space Suit System (CSSS)

NASA JSC Solicitation: Constellation Space Suit System (CSSS) [Thursday, August 3, 2006] NASA /Johnson Space Center may issue a Request for Proposal for the design, development, certification, production, and sustaining engineering of a space suit system to meet the needs of the Constellation Program.



»» NASA Announces Crew and Cargo Transportation Partners

NASA Announces Crew and Cargo Transportation Partners [Monday, August 14, 2006] NASA Exploration Systems' managers will host a press conference at 4 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, to announce the organizations selected to develop and demonstrate commercial orbital transportation services.



»» NASA ESMD Commercial Space Vehicles Lessons Learned Workshop

NASA ESMD Commercial Space Vehicles Lessons Learned Workshop [Monday, August 14, 2006] "NASA is preparing to release information from the last 50 years that will enable and aid the private sector in building future space vehicles."



»» NASA Selects Crew and Cargo Transportation to Orbit Partners

NASA Selects Crew and Cargo Transportation to Orbit Partners [Friday, August 18, 2006] NASA selected SpaceX and Rocketplane-Kistler to develop and demonstrate commercial orbital transportation services that could open new markets and pave the way for contracts to launch and deliver crew and cargo to the ISS.



»» NASA Solicitation: Industry Day - Small Business Forum for Constellation Program at Glenn Research Center

NASA Solicitation: Industry Day - Small Business Forum for Constellation Program at Glenn Research Center [Tuesday, August 22, 2006] This event is intended to brief industry, including prime contractors and vendor subcontractors which also include small businesses, on NASA's new Constellation program and some of the procurement opportunities that may be originating from GRC.



»» Successful launch of Koreasat 5 hybrid communications satellite, built by Alcatel Alenia Space as prime contractor

Successful launch of Koreasat 5 hybrid communications satellite, built by Alcatel Alenia Space as prime contractor [Tuesday, August 22, 2006] Alcatel Alenia Space announced the successful launch of Koreasat 5, the hybrid military and civilian communications satellite for South Korea. Koreasat 5 is jointly owned by the Agency for Defense Development and KT Corporation of South Korea.



»» NASA Announces Contractor for Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle

NASA Announces Contractor for Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle [Thursday, August 24, 2006] NASA Exploration Systems' managers will host a press conference at 4 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 31, to announce the prime contractor to design, develop, and build Orion, America's next human spacecraft.



»» Space Adventures' Client, Anousheh Ansari, Prepared to Take Flight

Space Adventures' Client, Anousheh Ansari, Prepared to Take Flight [Friday, August 25, 2006] Space Adventures, Ltd., announced today that Ansari X Prize title sponsor, Anousheh Ansari, has been officially named to the Soyuz TMA-9 primary crew.



»» NASA JSC Presolicitation Notice: Extension of Venture Capitalist Consulting Services Contract

NASA JSC Presolicitation Notice:  Extension of Venture Capitalist Consulting Services Contract [Saturday, August 26, 2006] "Extension of the Venture Capitalist Consulting contract through March 31, 2007 will allow for continued assistance to NASA in assessing the business and management performance of selected COTS partners and their financial progress and viability"



»» NASA Selects Lockheed Martin To Be Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle Prime Contractor

NASA Selects Lockheed Martin To Be Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle Prime Contractor [Thursday, August 31, 2006] NASA selected Wednesday Lockheed Martin Corp., based in Bethesda, Md., as the prime contractor to design, develop, and build Orion, America's spacecraft for a new generation of explorers.



»» DOT: Miscellaneous Changes to Commercial Space Transportation Regulations; Final Rule

DOT: Miscellaneous Changes to Commercial Space Transportation Regulations; Final Rule [Thursday, August 31, 2006] This final rule amends FAA regulations governing commercial space transportation. The purpose of the changes is to give the public and the regulated industry accurate and current information.




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