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SpaceX successfully launches re-used Dragon cargo capsule for its third trip to the Space Station

SpaceX successfully launches re-used Dragon cargo capsule for its third trip to the Space Station SpaceX has launched its nineteenth resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on behalf of NASA. The launch took place at 12:29 PM EST (9:29 AM PST) from Cape Canaveral in Florida, with a Falcon 9 […]

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SpaceX nears milestone on key crew launch system test

SpaceX nears milestone on key crew launch system test SpaceX is keeping relatively close to schedule on one of the bold timelines pronounced by its CEO Elon Musk – an unusual but welcome twist from the company’s track record of sticking to its predicted timelines. Specifically, SpaceX notes that it has now […]

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Watch SpaceX launch a new ‘robot hotel’ and more to the Space Station live

Watch SpaceX launch a new ‘robot hotel’ and more to the Space Station live It’s take two for SpaceX’s CRS-19 mission, the 19th Commercial Resupply Mission (see how that works?) it’s flying under contract with NASA. The goal of these missions is to ferry supplies, experimental materials and other equipment to the […]

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Watch SpaceX launch a twice-flown Dragon capsule to the ISS live

Watch SpaceX launch a twice-flown Dragon capsule to the ISS live SpaceX is set to launch its 19th Commercial Resupply Mission (CRS) for the International Space Station today, with a liftoff time scheduled for 12:51 PM EST (9:51 AM EST). The launch will take off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in […]

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SpaceX completes key Crew Dragon launch system static test fire

SpaceX completes key Crew Dragon launch system static test fire SpaceX has confirmed that it ran a static’s fire test of its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule launch escape system. That’s a key step that it needed to run, and one that is under especially high scrutiny since a static fire of its […]

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New NASA app puts you in the pilot’s seat of Boeing’s Starliner or SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

New NASA app puts you in the pilot’s seat of Boeing’s Starliner or SpaceX’s Crew Dragon NASA has a new app (or web-based game, if you’re on desktop) that provides a simplified simulation of what it’s like to plan and run a commercial crew mission – meaning one of the planned varieties […]

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Boeing’s Starliner crew spacecraft launch pad abort test is a success

Boeing’s Starliner crew spacecraft launch pad abort test is a success NASA’s commercial crew partner Boeing has achieved a key milestone on the way to actually flying astronauts aboard its CST-100 Starliner: Demonstrating that its launch pad abort system works as designed, which is a key safety system that NASA requires to […]

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Watch live as NASA and Boeing test the Starliner crew spacecraft launch pad abort system

Watch live as NASA and Boeing test the Starliner crew spacecraft launch pad abort system NASA’s commercial crew program Boeing will run a key test today of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner, a new spacecraft developed by the aerospace company to bring American astronauts to the International Space Station, beginning as early as […]

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SpaceX achieves key milestone in safety testing of Crew Dragon spacecraft

SpaceX achieves key milestone in safety testing of Crew Dragon spacecraft SpaceX has managed to run 13 successful parachute tests in a row of the third major revision of the parachute system it’s planning to use for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. The most recent test, which SpaceX shared a shorted edited video […]

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Airstream’s new Astrovan II is ready to move the first Boeing commercial crew astronauts

Airstream’s new Astrovan II is ready to move the first Boeing commercial crew astronauts NASA and its commercial astronaut program partners are laser-focused on getting crew into space, but to get to space you first have to get to the rocket, and that’s where the Airstream Astrovan II comes in. This vehicle, […]

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