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Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight

Max Q: SpaceX and Rocket Lab launch rockets and X-Wings take flight Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. This week saw a ton of activity in the space industry, with multiple launches, key preparations for commercial crew missions, robots and much more. Besides all […]

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Boeing Starliner crew capsule and Atlas V rocket complete dress rehearsal ahead of test flight

Boeing Starliner crew capsule and Atlas V rocket complete dress rehearsal ahead of test flight Boeing and launch partner United Launch Alliance (ULA) completed a key step today in pursuit of launching U.S. astronauts aboard their commercial spacecraft. The Boeing CST-100 Starliner crew capsule was atop the ULA Atlas V rocket at […]

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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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NASA will launch a ‘robot hotel’ to the Space Station on its next SpaceX resupply mission

NASA will launch a ‘robot hotel’ to the Space Station on its next SpaceX resupply mission NASA is going to be sending something it calls a ‘robot hotel’ to the International Space Station aboard the next commercial resupply mission, which is set to launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket this week. […]

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NASA’s second free-flying assistant robot gets to work

NASA’s second free-flying assistant robot gets to work The International Space Station is crewed by more than astronauts these days – NASA activated a free-floating autonomous robot called ‘Bumble’ earlier this year, and now Bumble has a new companion called Honey. Both are Astrobee robots, cube-like “robotic teammates” for ISS astronauts, which […]

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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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