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NASA closer to regular cargo flights to the International Space Station - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

September 1, 2016

NASA closer to regular cargo flights to the International Space Station

Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013 12:00 am

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Alan Lindenmoyer, NASA’s lead on coordinating commercial cargo services to the International Space Station, is looking forward to the day he can log onto a website and order the supplies he needs in orbit just as he would to send a package across country overnight via FedEx or UPS.

It’s not exactly ordering food and other supplies or sending research projects to the ISS with a click of the mouse, but NASA is a step closer to regular — and competitive — commercial cargo flights to its orbiting laboratory.

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