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Space firsts, lasts in 2011

12/21/2011 03:21 PM EST
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prabhakar_deosthali
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prabhakar_deosthali   12/27/2011 12:02:54 PM
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I read in the news that a plan is afoot to start space tourism with private operators, by which common people will be able to take a joyride in the space. Will this become one of the firsts in 2012?

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Kinnar   12/22/2011 5:06:10 PM
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Very nice and rare collection of pictures, even though the article only discusses about the different space programs in a fragmented way but still the pictures are very good.

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demetrius.powers   12/21/2011 8:42:33 PM
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george.leopold   12/21/2011 7:02:48 PM
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Sorry for the confusion: We are referring to the end of the shuttle program and a long series of space "firsts".

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george.leopold   12/21/2011 7:01:11 PM
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NASA has shifted its focus since retiring the shuttle to going beyond earth orbit with the new heavy lifter with a dull name (Space Launch System). In the interim, the Russian Soyuz will ferry astronauts to the ISS while NASA validates the ability of commercial suppliers like SpaceX to carry cargo -- and eventually crews -- to the ISS.

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pixies   12/21/2011 7:00:24 PM
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Good article, the title is really confusing though.

Sanjib.A
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Sanjib.A   12/21/2011 6:04:33 PM
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Is there any plan for the next space shuttle vehicle, that NASA might be working on? What would be after Atlantis?

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george.leopold   12/21/2011 5:30:07 PM
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Thanks for catching. The photo is of the asteroid Vesta, photographed in July by NASA's Vesta probe.

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markwrob   12/21/2011 5:15:15 PM
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The caption for the top photo on page 2 is repeated from the photo on page 1. Is the photo on page 2 of the asteroid NASA collected dust from?

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