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Airlines cut HKG flights through COVID-19 crew tests

Airlines face so many challenges in operating international flights, from lack of demand to ever-changing government restrictions. Well, it looks like US airlines now have a big new problem with operating flights to Hong Kong. American & United cancel HKG flights American Airlines and United Airlines had both canceled passenger flights to Hong Kong from March, and it was planned …

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Britain offers Hollywood actors, crew exemption from quarantine rules – diversity

The British government will exempt some leading US actors like Tom Cruise and the crew from their 14-day travel quarantine so Hollywood blockbusters can resume production. The move follows a conversation between Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and Cruise last week about resuming filming for the latest film “Mission: Impossible”. The exemption allows Mission: Impossible 7 – produced with and by …

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SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft put through its paces

SpaceX’s first human-tested spacecraft, the Crew Dragon, is put through its paces by NASA and even by Roscosmos astronauts. Kathy Lueders, former manager of the Commercial Crew Program (CCP), who was promoted to head of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Office (HEOMD) a few days ago, spoke mainly about her new job – as head of the Artemis Moon landing program – …

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NASA is said to enable the reuse of spacecraft and crew dragon boosters

WASHINGTON – NASA will allow SpaceX to reuse the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the first stages of the Falcon 9 for launch next year. By amending the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract that NASA released with SpaceX last month, SpaceX will be able to use both the Falcon 9 first tier and the spaceship crew from the second spacecraft …

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Crew Dragon will likely support a longer stay in the space station

WASHINGTON – SpaceX’s spacecraft Crew Dragon is orbiting enough to give NASA confidence that the mission can last until August, an agency official said on June 9. Ken Bowersox, the acting associate administrator for human research and operations at NASA, reported an online meeting of two National Academies’ committees that NASA has been on the Demo 2 mission with NASA …

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SpaceX’s reusable Falcon booster returns to port after the crew launches – Spaceflight Now

Photo credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now Almost exactly three days after launch a few miles north at the Kennedy Space Center at the historic first launch of the SpaceX crew, a 15-story Falcon rocket booster returned to the Florida space coast on Tuesday on a football field-sized drone ship. In the Jetty Park and Port Canaveral, numerous residents, tourists …

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SpaceX Crew Dragon chalks up a perfect docking at the International Space Station

Nineteen hours after a spectacular start in FloridaThe SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule caught up with the International Space Station early Sunday and slid in to dock and deliver with ease experienced astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the outpost in SpaceX’s first piloted space flight. The historic mission marks an important milestone in NASA’s efforts to end the agency’s …

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