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SpaceX and Boeing space taxi trips delayed … again

NASA says the flight test schedule for space taxis designed by SpaceX and Boeing to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station has been stretched out further, as expected. And it wouldn’t be surprising if additional postponements occur … Continue reading

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Medical issue forces switch for Starliner space crew

NASA says a medical issue is forcing a switch in the crew for the Boeing Starliner space taxi’s first crewed test flight to the International Space Station, currently scheduled for no earlier than August. Astronaut Eric Boe will no longer … 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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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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Boeing resets crewed space taxi flight for 2019

Last month’s problem with leaky rocket engine valves has forced Boeing to rearrange the sequence of tests for its Starliner space taxi, with the first crewed flight to the International Space Station now planned for no earlier than mid-2019. John Mulholland, … Continue reading

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Anomaly deals setback to Boeing’s space taxi plans

Boeing confirms that it experienced an anomaly last month during tests of the engines that would be used on its CST-100 Starliner space taxi in the event of a launch emergency. The anomaly resulted in an unwanted leak of propellant, … Continue reading

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