Tag Archives: International Space Station

NASA, Boeing trace roots of Starliner’s bad timing

NASA and Boeing say they’ve learned more about the timing glitch that kept Boeing’s uncrewed CST-100 Starliner space taxi from making its planned rendezvous with the International Space Station — and they’re getting “an enormous amount of data” in advance … Continue reading

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Starliner space taxi falls short on first flight

Boeing’s Starliner space taxi blasted off for the first time today on an uncrewed mission to the International Space Station, but ran into a problem that precluded a space station rendezvous. The anomaly is sure to complicate preparations for the crewed Starliner … Continue reading

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All systems go for Starliner space taxi’s first flight

After conducting a flight readiness review today, NASA gave its go-ahead for launching Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space taxi on an uncrewed demonstration flight to the International Space Station on Dec. 20. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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SpaceX launches cargo craft with mighty mice

A fresh SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a recycled robotic Dragon cargo capsule today, carrying 5,700 pounds of supplies, satellites and science to the International Space Station. In contrast with Dec. 4’s planned launch attempt, which was called off due … Continue reading

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NASA’s in the market for quick space taxi rides

NASA already has committed billions of dollars to procuring regularly scheduled rides to and from the International Space Station from commercial space taxi operators — but now it says it’s interested in buying short-term trips as well. The proposed arrangement, detailed on Nov. … Continue reading

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Starliner space taxi meets up with its rocket

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space taxi was moved to its Florida launch complex and set atop its United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket today in preparation for next month’s uncrewed test mission to the International Space Station. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Report sharpens debate over spaceship costs

Boeing is in line to get paid substantially more per seat than SpaceX for astronaut trips to the International Space Station, in part because it negotiated an increase in what was meant to be a fixed-cost contract, NASA’s Office of … Continue reading

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