Tag Archives: Commercial Spaceflight

Will weather clear for SpaceX Dragon launch?

Mission managers have cleared the final paperwork for SpaceX’s first-ever crewed launch, aimed at sending two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The stage is now set for the first NASA mission to … Continue reading

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NASA and SpaceX rehearse for historic launch day

NASA and SpaceX put astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken and the rest of the team at Kennedy Space Center in Florida through a “dry dress rehearsal” today in preparation for next week’s historic launch to the International Space Station. … Continue reading

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NASA gives thumbs-up to crewed SpaceX mission

NASA today signed off on the first launch to send a crew into orbit from U.S. soil in nearly nine years, and the rocket for that launch had its final test firing. After reviewing mission plans for a day and … Continue reading

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Astronauts arrive in Florida to set new traditions

Two NASA astronauts landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida today to go through a set of pre-launch traditions that haven’t been followed for nearly nine years — and create a few new traditions as well. When Doug Hurley … Continue reading

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NASA works with Tom Cruise on space movie

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has confirmed in a tweet that the space agency is working with movie star Tom Cruise on a project that involves shooting a film on the International Space Station. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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NASA wants no crowds at historic crewed flight

Everything is in readiness for the first mission to send humans into orbit from U.S. soil since NASA retired the space shuttle fleet in 2011 – from the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule that will take two astronauts to the International … Continue reading

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Starliner mission review turns up 61 flaws to fix

NASA and Boeing officials say an independent review of December’s uncrewed test flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space taxi has identified 61 corrective actions that will need to be taken. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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