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Cutting-Edge Science Launches on NASA’s SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, topped with the uncrewed Dragon spacecraft, soars upward after lifting off from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida at 3:14 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. Dragon will deliver new science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station for NASA and SpaceX’s 23rd commercial resupply services mission.
Credits: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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NASA Statement on GAO Ruling Regarding Human Landing System Protest

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The following is the NASA statement in response to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision released Friday on the human landing system protest:   “NASA was notified Friday, July 30, that the U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied the protests filed by Blue Origin Federation and Dynetics and has upheld the agency’s source selection of SpaceX to continue the development of its human landing…

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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for the Europa Clipper Mission

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  NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for Earth’s first mission to conduct detailed investigations of Jupiter’s moon Europa.   The Europa Clipper mission will launch in October 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The total contract award amount for…

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The Billionaire Space Race (video)

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  Billionaire Space Race There is sort of a space race brewing once again, this time it is not between the USA and Russia, it is between billionaires, three of them are Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos, Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson, and SpaceX’s Elon Musk. Branson  and Bezos are in a race to be first to launch paying customers on short…

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NASA to Air Departure of SpaceX Cargo Dragon from Space Station

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  NASA’s SpaceX Dragon cargo freighter, loaded with approximately 5,000 pounds of scientific experiments and other cargo from the International Space Station, will depart Tuesday, July 6, bound for a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean Thursday, July 8, completing the company’s 22nd commercial resupply services mission for NASA.   Live coverage of the departure will begin at 10:45 a.m. EDT…

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WATCH LIVE: SPACEX GPS III SPACE VEHICLE 05 MISSION

SpaceX is targeting Thursday, June 17 for Falcon 9’s launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle 05 mission from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The 15-minute launch window opens at 12:09 p.m. EDT, 16:09 UTC, and a backup launch opportunity is available on Friday, June 18 with a 15-minute launch window opening at 12:05 p.m….

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Crew-1 Astronauts Safely Splash Down After Space Station Mission

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Four astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, completing NASA’s first commercial crew, long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station. The return comes nearly six months after the crew members arrived at the microgravity laboratory and also marks the longest-duration mission of a crewed American spacecraft to date.   SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins,…

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NASA, ESA Choose Astronauts for SpaceX Crew-3 Mission to Space Station

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  NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have selected three astronauts to serve as crew members for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station, which is expected to launch in the fall of 2021.   The trio will consist of NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Tom Marshburn, who will serve as commander and pilot, respectively, and ESA astronaut…

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