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May. 18, 2012

On Eve of Launch, SpaceX Head Talks about Mission

Elon Musk on the Dragon launch, traveling to Mars, and--his other hobby--electric cars.

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Aug. 19, 2011

SpaceX Craft To Head To Space Station

The first privately built spacecraft could dock at the International Space Station this year.

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Apr. 16, 2010

Restructuring Space Flight

This week, President Obama rolled out details of how changing budgets and changing priorities will affect NASA. We'll talk about the future of the agency, including plans for a larger role for private business in space flight.

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Oct. 03, 2008

SpaceX Launch Successful

Last weekend, private space transportation company SpaceX successfully launched a payload into orbit. We'll talk with Elon Musk, the company's founder, about the launch of the Falcon 1 and what's next for the company.

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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