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NASA selects Masten Space Systems to deliver cargo to the moon in 2022

From its list of commercial lunar payload services (CLPS), NASA has selected a new lunar surface delivery partner that actually transports material on its behalf – Mojaves Masten Space Systems, which the agency has approved for the inclusion of eight payloads will be used, including non-scientific and technical instruments, to the South Pole of the Moon in 2022. Masten is …

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NASA selects astronauts for the Mission Crew Dragon

WASHINGTON – NASA has completed the crew for the first operational SpaceX commercial mission to the International Space Station, which will not include Russian cosmonauts, after Roscosmos officials said they would not be flying what they believe to be an unproven vehicle. NASA announced on March 31 that it had deployed experienced astronaut Shannon Walker, along with Japanese astronaut Soichi …

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NASA selects SpaceX to deliver cargo to the Lunar Gateway

The space company will use a variant of the kite capsule – unlike the one it uses for ISS missions – that can carry more than 5 tons of cargo for its gateway missions. It will fly on the company’s super-heavy rocket, the Falcon Heavy rocket. In contrast to current Dragon capsules, which remain docked to the ISS for only …

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Sierra Nevada Selects ULA's Vulcan Rocket to Launch Dream Chaser Missions – Spaceflight Now

The Vulcan Centaur rocket, which is configured to launch Dream Chaser in Sierra Nevada, will fly with a twin-engine Centaur upper stage and four rocket-powered solid rocket boosters. Credit: United Launch Alliance Sierra Nevada Corp. has booked at least six launches for the United Launch Alliance's new Vulcan Centaur rocket to bring Dream Chaser supply vessels into orbit from 2021 …

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Dan Coats leaves the post of National Intelligence Director when Trump selects John Ratcliffe as a replacement

President Trump announced Sunday that GOP MP John Ratcliffe of Texas, a staunch White House ally, will replace Dan Coats as director of the National Intelligence Service (DNI) after months of speculation and public clashes between the president and the intelligence community. The move promptly sparked outrage among many top democrats who accused the president of appointing a blindly loyal …

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