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Alan Lindenmoyer, Johnson Space Center, NASA

NASA's reliance on private companies to get astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station is in question now because of the problems with the U.S. relationship with Russia. But the future of the private space industry in the U.S. looks bright, thanks to NASA's plan to spur competition in that industry. Alan Lindenmoyer is program manager of the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center and a finalist for a Service to America Medal in the Management Excellence category. He describes to In Depth with Francis Rose the series of events that led NASA to encourage private space development. Read a Q&A with Lindenmoyer.

Tags: Alan Lindenmoyer , NASA , Johnson Space Center , Sammies , Service to America Medals , In Depth

Friday - 05/23/2014, 05:50pm EDT
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Lindenmoyer taps private industry to fulfill NASA's space transportation needs

Alan Lindenmoyer, program manager in NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the Johnson Space Center, spearheaded the effort to use private industry to provide the space agency's orbital transportation services.

Tags: Alan Lindenmoyer , NASA , industry , contracting , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 06:04pm EDT

NASA: Cooling pump on space station shuts down

NASA said Wednesday it was looking into a problem with a malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station, but there was no immediate danger to the six crewmen on board.

Tags: NASA , Kelly Humphries , Bob Jacobs

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 04:02am EST

NASA's Expedition 38 prepares for liftoff

The countdown to liftoff begins for NASA's Expedition 38. Three astronauts will launch from Kazakhstan on Nov. 7, 2013 local time.

Tags: NASA , Expedition 38 , Rick Mastracchio , Soyuz , Federal Drive , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 11/01/2013, 08:25am EDT
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NASA OKs East Coast rocket test launch this week

Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles is set to launch its unmanned Antares rocket Wednesday from Wallops Island, Va., and it could be visible in cities from Washington to New York.

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Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 10:19pm EDT

NASA regains space station contact after outage

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Friday - 02/22/2013, 06:36pm EST

Sammies finalists build a space-bot to aid astronauts

Fifteen years ago, NASA began their Robonaut project to create the first humanoid robot that would be capable of working in space. Despite various funding problems, the resulting humanoid machine is currently on the International Space Station helping crew members by taking over simple, repetitive or dangerous tasks now performed by astronauts.

Tags: Sammies 2012 , NASA , robotics ,

Monday - 08/13/2012, 11:52am EDT
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SpaceX signs 1st customer for big new rocket

Space Exploration Technologies says it has signed its first commercial contract for a new rocket that will be more powerful than the one that launched the company's Dragon capsule to the International Space Station last week.

Tags: SpaceX , NASA , Intelsat General Corporation , satellite , industry

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:34pm EDT

Private supply ship rockets toward space station

A first-of-its-kind commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station following a successful liftoff early Tuesday, opening a new era of dollar-driven spaceflight.

Tags: NASA , SpaceX , Falcon 9 , Dragon , Federal Drive , technology

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 09:14am EDT
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