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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Space News) Apr 29, 2012

Boeing Boeing plans space-station transport by 2016. Boeing is planning to launch a transport to carry astronauts to the International Space Station by 2015 or 2016, the company says. Initially at least, the CST-100 capsule will launch from United Launch Alliance's Atlas 5 rocket. Apr 25, 2012

Metro US Metro Boston to send a reader into space. Metro, BostonOs #1 daily newspaper, is proud to announce that local reader Justin Dowd from Worcester, MA, has won MetroOs Race for Space, a global competition to select one Metro reader to travel into space. Justin, 22, beat hundreds of thousands of candidates across the world to win a the coveted once-in-a-lifetime ticket on board XCOR Lynx, the first generation rocket-powered aircraft currently being built by leading spaceflight company SXC (Space Expedition Curaao). Metro, the leading free daily in the US, became the first newspaper to offer a reader the chance to visit space when it launched its ORace for SpaceO competition in March. It partnered with sister titles across the world [ETH] from everywhere from Montreal to Santiago, from Stockholm to Seoul - and SXC to offer one of MetroOs millions of global readers the chance to win a trip into space [ETH] a prize valued, according to the SXC website, at nearly a six-figure sum. OThe Metro way is to be bold, exciting and fresh. In the last year weOve had Lady Gaga and Karl Lagerfeld as our exclusive Guest Editor [ETH] and now weOll become the first American newspaper to send a reader into space. The skyOs the limit for Metro and for Justin,O said Yggers Mortensen, CEO and Publisher of Metro in the US. Michiel Mol, a founder of SXC, commented: "It's our mission to make space accessible for the world. Working together with what probably is the world's most accessible news medium of our planet is of course a perfect match.O Justin Dowd has both the mental and physical smarts needed to be a perfect astronaut. A physics and math undergraduate at BostonOs Northeastern University, he wowed the judging panel with his stunning chalkboard stop motion video on Einstein's theory of relativity. Meanwhile, Dowd has been training for a grueling 12-mile (19-km) endurance obstacle course race. In reacting to the news, Dowd, who was told of his success just this morning (Wednesday April 25) told Metro, OIOm the luckiest guy in the world and for about 20 minutes, IOll be the luckiest guy in outer space!O Dowd...

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