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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Space News) May 6, 2012

Boeing Boeing: Commercial crew capsule test a success. Boeing successfully finished a second parachute drop test for its commercial crew capsule program, dropping a test item from the capsule 14,000 feet. The test is one of many the company is undertaking as part of its participation in the commercial crew program with NASA. May 4, 2012

NASA NASA fixes flaws that allowed hacking by "Unknowns". NASA says it has repaired security flaws that allowed hackers who call themselves "The Unknowns" to break into its servers. NASA said it detected the hacking April 20; the European Space Agency says it too was hacked by the group. NASA says the hackers didn't breach any sensitive information. May 3, 2012

NASA Flat NASA research budget hurts defense, Blakey says. A no-growth budget for NASA research and development stymies the Defense Department's hypersonic research, which NASA helps fund, experts say. Combined with possible sequestration cuts, the flat budget is "an extremely bleak picture," said Marion Blakey, chair of the aeronautics committee on the NASA Advisory Council and president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association. Blakey testified before the House Science, Space and Technology space and aeronautics subcommittee last week. May 2, 2012

NASA NASA preparing manned mission to a speeding asteroid. NASA is training a team of astronauts to travel farther into space than anyone has before, land on a speeding asteroid and spend up to 30 days there poking around. The project -- which could be ready to launch within the next decade -- would target an asteroid 3 million miles from the Earth and could serve as a jumping point for future missions to Mars. "NASA is focused on the science you can achieve as asteroids are essentially a historical record of billions of years of our universe where we can take samples from," said astronaut Maj. Tim Peake. May 2, 2012

NASA NASA scientist calls for price tag on carbon. James Hansen, a climate-change scientist at NASA, says that putting a price tag on carbon will help fight global warming. "The most efficient and economically affordable approach is to put an honest price on the different energies," Hansen said. "Presently, we're subsidizing fossil fuels and not making them pay for their costs to society." May 1, 2012

Sierra Nevada Sierra Nevada Corporation Opens Huntsville, Alabama Office, Expands Key Customer Support Including NASA. Huntsville, Alabama is now...

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