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SpaceX booster gets dunked after launch

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent a robotic Dragon cargo capsule into orbit today from Florida to deliver 5,600 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, just two days after a different Falcon 9 launched 64 satellites from a pad … Continue reading

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Boeing and SpaceX reset space taxi tests for 2019

NASA says we’ll have to wait until 2019 to see the first orbital tests of the space taxis that are being built by SpaceX and Boeing for trips to the International Space Station. The schedule shift was laid out Oct. … Continue reading

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SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returns to Earth

Robotics controllers released the @SpaceX #Dragon cargo spacecraft at 12:38 p.m. EDT today as @AstroSerena monitored its departure. https://t.co/zwvDbR4DXf pic.twitter.com/64NvLmflUo — Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) August 3, 2018 The International Space Station’s crew sent a Dragon back to Earth today, … Continue reading

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NASA names 9 astronauts for first space taxi trips

NASA unveiled the first nine astronauts for its commercial crew missions to the International Space Station today, including rookies as well as seasoned veterans. The “New Nine” include two women and seven men. All but one of them are current … Continue reading

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NASA confirms new schedule for space taxis

NASA today laid out a newly stretched-out schedule for flying astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil, with SpaceX’s first such flight set for no earlier than next April. The space agency also confirmed Boeing’s plan to put off its first … Continue reading

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SpaceX Crew Dragon arrives in Florida for test flight

After months of testing, a SpaceX Dragon capsule that’s designed to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station has arrived in Florida, marking a significant step toward this summer’s scheduled test launch. Even though the vehicle is called … Continue reading

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Science-laden cargo ship reaches space station

Three days after its launch, SpaceX’s robotic Dragon cargo capsule is now attached to the International Space Station. Astronauts used the station’s robotic arm to capture the spaceship at 3:54 a.m. PT today and pull it in for its berthing. Over the … Continue reading

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