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Although Private, SpaceX Still Involved With NASA

Robert Siegel talks to Andy Pasztor, aerospace reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about the business model for SpaceX.
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SpaceX Launch Signals New Era In Spaceflight

A company called SpaceX has put an unmanned capsule into orbit, on the first-ever commercial mission to deliver cargo to the international space station. If successful, the mission will be a key step towards NASA's goal of privatizing space travel to the orbiting outpost.
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'Picture Perfect Launch' For Private Rocket Headed To Space Station

A robotic cargo ship owned by SpaceX, a private company, is ferrying supplies to the space station. NASA is turning over routine flights to the commercial sector so that it can focus on other missions.

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All Routine PSA Tests For Prostate Cancer Should End, Task Force Says

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says the testing doesn't save enough lives to justify the risk of unnecessary surgery and radiation. But one testing supporter says, "If all PSA screening were to stop, there would be thousands of men who would unnecessarily suffer and die from prostate cancer."
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Controversial Head Of Nuclear Commission Resigns

Gregory Jaczko, the controversial head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is resigning his post. During his tenure he frequently clashed with fellow commissioners and was called a bully. But in announcing his resignation, he didn't mention the internal strife.
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Skywatchers Enjoy 'Ring Of Fire' Eclipse

Astronomy buffs in the western U.S. were treated to an eclipse known as the Ring of Fire over the weekend. Technically, it's an annular solar eclipse, during which time the moon passes between the earth and sun. The moon blocks out much of the sun's light and casts a giant shadow on the earth.

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