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Nasa's vision for space 'taxis'

Nasa has allocated funds to four companies developing commercial space craft, in the hope that they will one day allow US astronauts to ride with them into space.

Jonathan Amos reports on Nasa's hope that space "taxis" will eventually transport people to the International Space Station.

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