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Success – Inspiration4 Splashdown completed

After three days orbiting Earth, the astronauts of Inspiration4 flying aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at 7:06 p.m. EDT. The return marks the completion of the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit. Teams on SpaceX’s Go Searcher recovery ship are in the process of…
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Count Down – SpaceX’s Inspiration4 all-civilian Spaceflight

SpaceX’s first all-civilian launch is scheduled to launch on Wednesday (Sept. 15) carrying a message of diversity during the third billionaire-led flight to launch in 2021. The mission, called Inspiration4, includes four private citizens who will fly on a Crew Dragon spacecraft for an Earth-orbiting mission.  The Crew Billionaire Jared Issacman founder of Shift4 Payments,…
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NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon in 2024

NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface. At least one of those astronauts will make…
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dearMoon Project – 8 Crew Members wanted

Yusaku Maezawa, founder of the online Japanese clothing company Zozo, hopes to be flying to the moon sometime in 2023. This will be the first civilian lunar mission #dearMoon on a starship from Elon Musk Space X factory. If all goes according to plan, Maezawa will be also the first non-American to orbit the moon. …
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ISS Welcomes First SpaceX Crew Dragon with NASA Astronauts

After a magnificent launch Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley docked succesfully at the ISS after a 19-hour journey. The pair of astronauts docked to the space station’s Harmony module at 10:16 a.m. EDT Sunday as the microgravity laboratory flew 262 miles above the border northern China and Mongolia. Behnken and Hurley, the first astronauts to fly…
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NASA, SpaceX are Go for another Try if Weather Permitting

NASA and SpaceX have cleared the Demo-2 mission for Saturday’s launch attempt, scheduled for 3:22 p.m. EDT. Mission managers now have to take weather into account; the forecast shows a strong possibility weather conditions won’t allow a launch. Bad weather scrubbed Wednesday’s attempt to launch the mission, the first launch of astronauts on an American rocket from…
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The new Space Race is on to Create the Next Lunar Lander

Musk’s SpaceX, Bezos‘ Blue Origin and Dynetics will be competing to design and build the next lunar landing vehicle for the Artemis mission in 2024. NASA has named three privately owned companies to develop lunar landers that will carry astronauts to the moon’s surface in 2024—and beyond. The three teams, which include Blue Origin, Space…
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NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Since 2011

A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9…
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Want to be an astronaut? NASA is hiring!

They said to shoot for the moon, and the time to apply has come. On March 2, 2020, NASA began accepting applications for its next class of astronauts for trips to the moon and the International Space Station. U.S. citizens can apply here until the deadline on March 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The…
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NASA Opens Call for Artemis Lunar Landers and the new Spacesuit

NASA is seeking proposals for human lunar landing systems designed and developed by American companies for the Artemis program, which includes sending the first woman and next man to the surface of the Moon by 2024. The final call to industry comes after NASA issued two drafts on July 19 and Aug. 30, encouraging companies…
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