Virgin Galactic, NASA to Develop Develop Program for Private Missions to ISS

Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings said on Monday it has signed up with NASA to develop a program to promote private missions to the International Space Station, sending the shares of the company up more than 14 percent. As part of its agreement with the Johnson Space Center, the space tourism company will identify […]

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Youngest Known Magnetar Discovered 16,000 Light-Years Away From Earth

Astronomers have discovered the youngest known magnetar about 16,000 light-years away from Earth. It is being called Swift J1818.0-1607. A study published in the IOP Science Journal explaining the discovery of this magnetar states it is about 240 years old which makes it quite new and young by cosmic standards. It was first discovered back […]

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Roscosmos Chief Dmitry Rogozin Complains About American Jokes

Americans should show more respect for Russia’s space programme after relying on it for nine years as the only way to send US astronauts into orbit, the head of Russia’s space agency said. The United States launched the first astronauts from US soil since 2011 last month in a rocket built by SpaceX, the company […]

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Hatch opens between SpaceX Dragon capsule and International Space Station

Home / World News / Hatch opens between SpaceX Dragon capsule and International Space Station The hatch opened at 1:02 pm Eastern Time . world Updated: May 31, 2020 22:54 IST Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were poised to cross over into the station, the first US astronauts to arrive on an American spacecraft […]

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SpaceX capsule carrying NASA astronauts docks with International Space Station

Home / World News / SpaceX capsule carrying NASA astronauts docks with International Space Station A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying two NASA astronauts docked Sunday with the International Space Station world Updated: May 31, 2020 20:14 IST A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 US astronauts. Here’s what makes it special

Falcon 9, a rocket ship built by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX, blasted off with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (Nasa’s) Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken rode skyward aboard a white-and-black, bullet-shaped Dragon capsule on top of the Falcon 9 rocket, […]

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“It’s Incredible”: Trump As SpaceX Rocket Leaves Launchpad

US Vice President Mike Pence and US President Donald Trump watch the SpaceX launch. US President Donald Trump, witnessing the launch Saturday of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a historic first private crewed flight into space, said of the event: “It’s incredible.” “This is just the beginning,” he said. “It’s really something special.” “Space […]

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SpaceX’s Historic Crewed Mission Begins Countdown For Launch Tonight

SpaceX’s mission to the International Space Station was set to proceed as scheduled. United States: SpaceX began the countdown to send two veteran NASA astronauts to the International Space Station on Saturday although uncertain weather conditions threatened a second postponement of the historic first crewed mission by a commercial rocket. SpaceX’s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket […]

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SpaceX-NASA Mission to ISS on Schedule Though Weather Remains Uncertain

SpaceX’s historic first crewed mission was set to blast off for the International Space Station as scheduled on Saturday, NASA said, although uncertainty remained over weather conditions at the Florida launch site. “We are moving forward with launch today,” NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said in a tweet. “Weather challenges remain with a 50 percent chance […]

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SpaceX, NASA to Try Again for Landmark Launch of 2 Astronauts From US Soil

Elon Musk’s private rocket company SpaceX was set for a repeat attempt at launching two Americans into orbit on Saturday from Florida for a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from US soil in nine years. The mission’s first launch try on Wednesday was called off with less than 17 minutes […]

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