Profile of Cora Nucci
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Articles by Cora Nucci
posted in July 2009
The founder of the world's first spaceline, Richard Branson, said it will be ready to transport people and satellites into space in about a year and a half.
We tag and track our laptop computers, our cars, and even our dogs. Now researchers at MIT are working on a project to track paper coffee cups, and last night's takeout food containers -- our trash.
The space agency is testing the Max Launch Abort System (MLAS) to enable astronauts to escape in an emergency on the next-generation Orion spacecraft.
Before we pack up our laptops, Blackberrys, and various chargers for the holiday weekend, let's take a moment to reflect on what has come to pass over the last six months.