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NASA approves the launch of SpaceX Dragon in preparation for a manned flight

Why It Matters: For decades, NASA executives met at the Kennedy Space Center to analyze each manned mission before approval until the last American space shuttles were withdrawn in 2011. On Friday, they returned to discuss the next mission that will take America one step closer to launching its own astronaut: Testflight 1 of the SpaceX Dragon. [2/22/1692] At 2:48 …

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NASA, SpaceX clear Crew Dragon for critical test flight on March 2nd

NASA executives held a flight readiness review on Friday and declared SpaceX to advance the work to include a Falcon 9 rocket and a commercial Crew Dragon ferry ship for launch on March 2 to prepare an unpopulated test flight in the International Space Station. The long-awaited mission is a landmark milestone in NASA's $ 6.8 billion commercial crew program, …

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NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of SpaceX is shown in Hawthorne, California, USA, on September 19, 2018. REUTERS / Mike Blake 22. February 2019 By Joey Roulette CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA released the first unmanned test flight of a redesigned crew capsule on Friday, March 2, to space station International Space Station, Elon Musk, SpaceX The approval provided an …

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SpaceX gets NASA to launch a new spacecraft for an undisturbed test flight

It's official: The first unrestrained flight of SpaceX's new passenger capsule, the Crew Dragon, will launch on March 2nd in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Both NASA and SpaceX agreed to continue the flight today after a full day of verifications and finding that the vehicle was ready to see space and travel to the International Space Station. When the capsule has …

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NASA Test of Dragon Aces, scheduled for test flight on March 2nd

Enlarge / It's almost time for crew flights with the SpaceX spacecraft Dragon. SpaceX On Friday, Key NASA officials gathered in a large meeting room at the Kennedy Space Center. For decades, NASA managers have been reviewing analyzes of the next Space Shuttle mission and releasing the vehicle for takeoff. After 2011, however, there were no crew vehicles to check. …

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Virgin Galactic performs the highest and fastest test flight ever

VSS Unity, the rocket-propelled aircraft of Virgin Galactic, climbed to a record high of nearly 90 kilometers during a test flight on Friday. This was Richard Branson's startup for the second time in space. On board were two pilots and for the first time an additional crew member. Beth Moses, Galactic's chief astronaut trainer and aerospace engineer, joined the pilots. …

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Accidents develop in heavy snow, ice storm; Over 2,000 flight cancellations in the Midwest and Northeast

(AP Photo / Evan Vucci) During a winter storm, snow falls on the White House, Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo / Jessica Gresko) Crews remove early morning snow during a Winterstorm at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Washington. [AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite] Visitors await entry into the Supreme Court as a …

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Before the Winter Storm: Record breaking jet stream accelerates air travel; Virgin Atlantic Flight 8 hits 801 mph

On Monday night, the airstream, known as the Jetstream, hit 35,000 feet above New York City at 231 kilometers per hour. This is the fastest jetstream recorded since 1957 for the National Weather Service at Upton, New York. He broke the old record of 223 mph, according to NWS maker Carlie Buccola. This wind gave commercial passenger aircraft a turbo …

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American Airlines Flight Attendants' Union calls for the investigation of "sexist" videos on social media

The union, which represents American Airlines flight attendants, is requesting an investigation into a video that became viral over the weekend. The union said that the video, presented by American Airlines staff in a burlesque-like routine, was "derogatory" to flight attendants and crew members, a seated man who represents a first-class "executive platinum" customer. The sketch contained the name and …

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