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Astronauts say that driving the Falcon 9 rocket was “completely different” than the Space Shuttle – Spaceflight Now

A look inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon during launch on May 30th. In the foreground, NASA astronaut Bob Behnken can be seen. Astronaut Doug Hurley sits to the left of Behnken. Credit: NASA TV / SpaceX Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken say that SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was a “very pure flying machine” since it put its Crew Dragon spacecraft …

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SpaceX receives NASA approval for the launch of astronauts on reused rockets and spacecraft

SpaceX appears to have received NASA approval to launch astronauts on reused Falcon 9 rockets and the Crew Dragon spacecraft a few days after the company’s astronaut launch debut went smoothly. Since SpaceX began landing and reusing Falcon 9 orbital-class boosters about 15 months after winning a NASA Crew Dragon development contract, the obvious possibility that the two breakthrough technologies …

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SpaceX opens the era of amateur astronauts and cosmic film sets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) – SpaceX’s first astronaut launch is the largest and most visible opening shot to date in NASA’s grand plan to commercialize Earth’s backyard. Amateur astronauts, private space stations, flying factories, film sets out of this world – this is the future that the space agency is trying to shape when it disengages from near-Earth orbit and …

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SpaceX opens the era of amateur astronauts and cosmic film sets

Fox Business Flash’s top headlines are here. Check what clicks on FoxBusiness.com. CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – SpaceX’s first astronaut launch is the largest and most visible opening shot to date in NASA’s grand plan to commercialize Earth’s backyard. Amateur astronauts, private space stations, flying factories, film sets out of this world – this is the future that the space agency …

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Northrop Grumman will receive $ 187 million to design NASA’s moon gateway habitat for astronauts

NASA has provided Northrop Grumman with $ 187 million to design the space module for the moon gate, a planned moon-orbiting space station for astronauts. We learned last year that NASA had tapped Northrop Grumman of Virginia Construction of Gateway pressurized crew cabin called HALO (Habitation and Logistics Outpost). The company will HALO on its Cygnus spaceship, which has been …

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