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SpaceX first manned mission returns (science news).

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX first manned mission returns (science news).

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, splashed down […]

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How NASA’s Perseverance will super-charge SpaceX’s Martian Colony plans (science video).

July 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
How NASA’s Perseverance will super-charge SpaceX’s Martian Colony plans (science video).

Mars 2020’s objective is to conduct further scientific exploration of the Martian surface and examine the potential for future human missions to the red planet using the Perseverance Rover and it’s Ingenuity Drone. Meanwhile, SpaceX continues their rapid development of Starship, its fully reusable spaceship system capable of interplanetary spaceflight, with the goal of creating […]

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SpaceX: first private manned mission to space (news).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX: first private manned mission to space (news).

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday 30th May 2020 on the […]

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SpaceX and NASA partner for human astronaut launch (space news).

April 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX and NASA partner for human astronaut launch (space news).

SpaceX and NASA are getting together for a May 27th 2020 Falcon s launch of the Crew Dragon’s second demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first two NASA astronauts to fly […]

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Crew Dragon passes escape test before first manned SpaceX flight (science news).

January 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Crew Dragon passes escape test before first manned SpaceX flight (science news).

NASA and SpaceX successfully completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday 19th January 2020. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The launch escape test lifted off […]

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SpaceX: Elon Musk, to the stars (interview).

September 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
SpaceX: Elon Musk, to the stars (interview).

SpaceX head cheese Elon Musk interviewed on the design and development of Starship and how it’s all going. SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle are a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, as well as anywhere else in the solar system.

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Elon Musk on his Starship prototype (video).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk on his Starship prototype (video).

SpaceX has been building the first Starship prototype in Boca Chica, Texas for the last several months. On the 11th Anniversary of the first Falcon 1 rocket getting into orbit, Elon Musk presents his vision for the short term future of the Starship program that his company is developing.

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Is starship about to get SpaceX to mars? (video doc)

September 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Is starship about to get SpaceX to mars? (video doc)

Fraser Cain (publisher of Universe Today) and John Michael Godier discuss the recent Starhopper test. Is starship about to get SpaceX to mars? Can the payload capabilities of starship dramatically change how we use low earth orbit around Earth? And what about Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin’s plans for O’Niell Cylinders?

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Want to see a Dragon splash down?

March 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Want to see a Dragon splash down?

ASA passed a major milestone Friday in its goal to restore America’s human spaceflight capability when SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returned to Earth after a five-day mission docked to the International Space Station. About 6 hours after departing the space station, Crew Dragon splashed down at 8:45 a.m. EST approximately 230 miles off the coast of […]

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To the Moon and back with SpaceX (for a price).

September 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
To the Moon and back with SpaceX (for a price).

SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle (Big Falcon Rocket), what SpaceX describes as “an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space.” The lucky chap is Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa – who will travel with six to […]

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