IN THE NEWS: NASA Just Announced Which Companies are Going to Supply the ISS through 2024…

Business Insider Reports on NASA’s CRS2 Award to SNC & Others: On Thursday, NASA announced the awardees of its second round of Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) contracts, which will cover cargo deliveries to and from the International Space Station (ISS) from 2017 through 2024. Compared to the CRS1 contracts, this second round includes three awardees instead of two. The winners are: Orbital ATK, SpaceX, and new kid on the block Sierra Nevada Corporation….  

With a spacecraft like Dream Chaser, scientists will be able to get their data three to six hours after it has left space, which will give them the chance to witness how quickly the genes in plants and animals adapt to gravity on Earth compared to in space, explained Robinson.

Read More Here