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Boeing today successfully completed an 11,000 foot parachute drop test of its CST-100 reusable manned capsule.

Boeing today successfully completed an 11,000 foot parachute drop test of its CST-100 reusable manned capsule.

Another success for commercial space, which based on the opinions of our elected officials means they must cut this program’s budget.

Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser to get its first test flight in the summer of 2012

Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada’s space plane, is to get its first test flight this coming summer.

For the unmanned test flight, it will be carried into the skies by WhiteKnightTwo, the carrier aircraft for the commercial suborbital passenger ship SpaceShipTwo, backed by Virgin Galactic, a U.S. company owned by Richard Branson’s London-based Virgin Group.