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Space: Shuttle Atlantis / Private Spaceships #997945

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 18, 2011
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The work by the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis on the International Space Station shown.

(Boulder, Colorado: Mark Strassmann) The competition to build the next private spaceship featured; scenes shown from Boulder, Colorado, of Dream Chaser, a "space taxi" to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and return to Earth. [Sierra Nevada Corp. space exploration team's head Jim VOSS††- says it is like the shuttle, but smaller.] The approaches of three competitors {Boeing, SpaceX and Blue Origin††} building 1960's-style space capsules noted. [Dream Chaser's Stokes McMILLAN††- explains the role of commercial companies.] [NASA astronaut office Peggy WHITSON††- questions commercial flight safety.] The plans for the first commercial flight to the ISS in 2015 noted.

Schieffer, Bob;
Strassmann, Mark

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