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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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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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Der erste Mondtourist steht fest!

Das hat es noch nicht gegeben: Das private Unternehmen SpaceX verkauft eine touristische Reise zum Mond. Allein das Raumschiff kostet über vier Milliarden Euro. Die Fahrt bezahlt ein Milliardär, der Künstler, Designer und Architekten mitnehmen möchte. Der japanische Milliardär Yusaku Maezawa soll als erster Weltraumtourist den Mond umrunden. „Endlich kann ich euch sagen, dass ich…
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The next important Step: Falcon Heavy erfolgreich getestet – mit TESLA an Bord ;-)

SpaceX hat mit dem Jungfernflug der Falcon Heavy jetzt die stärkste Rakete der Welt am Start. Die „Nutzlast“ war ein Tesla-Roadster an Bord und lieferte Bilder für die Geschichtsbücher. Genialer PR-Coup und technische Meisterleistung – Gratulation! “You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great – and that’s what…
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SPACE 2018: Das aktuelle Raumfahrtjahr mit Chronik 2017

Das Raumfahrtjahrbuch SPACE 2018 mit allen Starts und Missionen, dazu ein Leitartikel über Space Servicing und Debris Removal. Weitere Artikel beschäftigen sich mit Google Lunar X Prize kurz vor Blamage, Chinas Raumfahrt, SPACEX und Blue Origin, der Astronautin, Trappist sowie der Nano-Satelliten-Mission zu Proxima-Centauri, u.v.m. Für die Science-Fiction-Freunde gibt es eine erfreuliche Nachricht: Der Science-Fiction Wettbewerb des…
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