Monthly Archives: May 2020

Astronauts reach space station in SpaceX capsule

For the first time in nearly nine years, astronauts have arrived at the International Space Station in a spaceship that was made in the USA. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, which was christened Endeavour soon after Saturday’s launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in … Continue reading

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Trump hails SpaceX launch after seeing it firsthand

President Donald Trump held up America’s space effort as a unifying endeavor for a divided nation after becoming only the third sitting president to witness the launch of American astronauts in person. Get the full story on GeekWire.

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Astronauts give their capsule a storied name

The two NASA astronauts who rode SpaceX’s first crew-carrying Dragon capsule to orbit today named their spacecraft, continuing a tradition that goes back to the earliest days of America’s space effort. “I know most of you, at SpaceX especially, know … Continue reading

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SpaceX sends NASA astronauts on historic trip

SpaceX launched two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station today, becoming the first company to send humans to orbit on a commercial spaceship. The Falcon 9 rocket’s liftoff from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:22 p.m. ET … Continue reading

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Scientists trace coronavirus’ roundabout route

Two newly published studies shed light on the origins and spread of the coronavirus pandemic, starting with bats and pangolins in China and ending up with New York’s dramatically deadly outbreak. One study, published today in the open-access journal Science Advances, … Continue reading

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Starship prototype rocket blows up on test pad

Starship SN4, the latest in a series of prototypes for SpaceX’s super-rocket, exploded in a huge fireball today just after a static-fire test at the company’s South Texas facility. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Weather complicates SpaceX’s launch plans

NASA and SpaceX are keeping a close eye on the weather in Florida and beyond as they get set for a second attempt to launch two NASA astronauts in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on May 30. Or maybe May 31. … Continue reading

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