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NASA to Name Astronauts Assigned to First Boeing, SpaceX Flights

(NASA) – NASA will announce on Friday, Aug. 3, the astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, and

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SpaceX Launches, Lands Rocket for First Time Since Sept Blast

(SPACE DAILY) – SpaceX on Saturday successfully launched and landed its first unmanned Falcon 9 rocket since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.  By Kerry Sheridan “Liftoff of

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Elon Musk Envisions ‘Fun’ Trips to Mars Colony

(MARS DAILY) – SpaceX chief Elon Musk unveiled on Tuesday ambitious plans to establish a Mars colony by sending 100 humans at a time on massive spacecraft, possibly costing as

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NASA Orders Second SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station

(SPACE DAILY) – NASA took another important step Friday in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission from commercial provider SpaceX in

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Full of Science, Dragon Spacecraft Undocks for Return to Earth

(NASA) – ESA astronaut Tim Peake photographed the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft as it undocked from the International Space Station on May 11, 2016. Scheduled to splashdown in the Pacific

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Simulators Give Astronauts Glimpse of Future Flights

(SPACE DAILY) – NASA’s commercial crew astronauts Suni Williams and Eric Boe tried out a new generation of training simulators at the Boeing facility in St. Louis Tuesday that will

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SpaceX Reusable Rocket Lands on Ocean Platform

(BBC News) – The US aerospace company SpaceX has successfully landed a resusable rocket on an ocean platform, after four previous attempts failed. Mission controllers cheered as the Falcon 9

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