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Leamington peppers now in space

Right now an astronaut might be munching on a fresh Leamington sweet bell pepper on the International Space Station.

A crate of red, orange and yellow peppers was part of a cargo shipment that took off for the space station on Sunday, thanks to a special request from the astronauts on board. 587 more words

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SpaceX, Boeing land NASA contracts to carry astronauts to space

Ever since NASA retired its space shuttles back in 2011, it has relied on Russian government to transport US astronauts to space which costs about $70 million a seat.So now in an effort to reincarnate US manned spaceflight, NASA has awarded Boeing and SpaceX with contracts worth $6.8 billion to develop Space Shuttles. Read More>>

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