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SpaceX will launch humans into space sooner than you think

March 11th, 2020

SpaceX will finally send humans into space in May, according to company President Gwynne Shotwell.  Both SpaceX and Boeing are part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and SpaceX will be the first company to launch astronauts for NASA The mission will last at least “a few days” and will transport a pair of NASA astronauts …

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SpaceX will launch humans to space for the first time

February 17th, 2020

Well, it all comes down to this. NASA has given SpaceX the thumbs up to become the first company in its Commercial Crew program to send humans into space. The race between SpaceX and Boeing, which had hoped its Starliner spacecraft would be the first to send humans to space from American soil in roughly …

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Watch this video of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 exploding in a blaze of glory

January 20th, 2020

SpaceX had a very, very busy weekend. The company’s scheduled in-flight abort test was originally slated for Saturday but had to be delayed to Sunday. Thankfully, the backup launch window proved to be just fine, and SpaceX sent its Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon capsule skyward, though only for a short while. The launch, which …

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SpaceX is about to blow up a rocket (on purpose), and you can watch live

January 17th, 2020

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule is the company’s answer to NASA’s demand for a crewed space vehicle that can be used to send astronauts to the International Space Station. Crew Dragon, along with Boeing’s Starliner, has seen its fair share of delays, but a test that’s scheduled for early Saturday morning will bring the hotly-anticipated spacecraft …

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SpaceX shares its vision for future Crew Dragon flights

December 30th, 2019

SpaceX has had a busy year in 2019, but it’s gearing up for even greater things in 2020. The company will continue its regular schedule of satellite launches and missions for paying customers, but its more ambitious efforts relate to NASA’s Commercial Crew program and sending humans into space. To give us all an idea …

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon blew up in April, but it’s alive again

November 14th, 2019

SpaceX has enjoyed many successes in 2019. It delivered many satellites into orbit for its clients, it launched the Falcon Heavy again, and it sent an empty Crew Dragon to the International Space Station in a successful demonstration of its crew-ferrying capabilities. It was all going so well… until it didn’t. Unfortunately, a static fire …

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SpaceX finally knows why its Crew Dragon exploded

July 16th, 2019

NASA’s commercial crew program has seen more than its fair share of delays in recent years as both SpaceX and Boeing have had to push back their timelines due to a variety of issues. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon appeared to be making good progress as of late, with an uncrewed flight to the International Space Station …