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Delays, cost overruns by Boeing and SpaceX could deter NASA from the ISS, officials warn

The report, released Thursday by the NASA Inspectorate General, also states that the space agency Boeing unnecessarily allocated $ 187 million. As a result, the OIG estimates that NASA will pay approximately $ 90 million per seat for its astronauts' flight with Boeing's Starliner spacecraft. That's more than the space agency has paid Russia to use its Soyuz capsule, which …

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The world record-breaking SpaceX Falcon 9-Booster returns to Port Canaveral

A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster returned to Port Canaveral on Friday morning after its fourth successful launch earlier this week and is moving with a new mobile crane. The booster has arrived on the drone ship. – where it landed after the start – against sunrise on Friday. With the now most experienced booster from SpaceX 60 Starlink satellites were …

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NASA Watchdog Report Tightens Debate on Cost of SpaceX Vs. Boeing spaceships

SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner are being developed to transport astronauts to and from NASA's International Space Station. (SpaceX / Boeing Illustrations) Boeing is expected to pay significantly more per seat than SpaceX for spacecraft astronaut rides to the International Space Station, partly because an increase in the fixed cost contract was negotiated. The NASA Office of the …

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Boeing space flights are much more expensive than SpaceX

Budget Ticket According to a recent NASA Inspector General's report, the predicted seat price for sending an astronaut to the International Space Station aboard the Boeing Starliner is 60 percent higher than SpaceX's Crew Dragon Crew Dragon – about US $ 90 million Dollars 55 million dollars. Surprisingly, Boeing's price is actually higher than what Russian space corporation Roscosmos currently …

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NASA SpaceX, common sense, overpaid Boeing for astronaut launches, according to the audit

An in-depth government review has revealed that NASA has made an effort to over-pay Boeing for launching the Commercial Crew Program (CCP), mocking the fixed-price contract with the company and making SpaceX apparent throughout the process NASA not only went one step further by trying to give SpaceX the opportunity to propose its own solution, but also did not notify …

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According to the NASA report, Boeing seat prices are 60% higher than SpaceX

Enlarge / Teams from NASA, Boeing, and the White Sands Missile Range rehearsed the landing and crew extraction from Boeing's CST-100 Starliner on Monday, September 9, 2019. Published on Thursday NASA's Inspector General reports on the space agency's commercial occupation program, which seeks to pay Boeing and SpaceX to develop vehicles for transporting astronauts to the International Space Station. ] …

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SpaceX detonates crew Dragon engines in key test after April explosion – Spaceflight Now

Eight SuperDraco engines were fired during a ground test on Wednesday at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX tested the eight SuperDraco Abort engines of Crew Dragon on Wednesday in Cape Canaveral, paving the way for an escape test with rockets at high altitude. Demonstrating engineers have apparently resolved the issue that triggered an explosion during a …

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SpaceX successfully completes Crew Dragon engine tests without explosion

The Company conducted the tests near the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station landing zone 1 in Florida and launched two one-second burns on two of Dragon's 16 Draco engines. These engines are used for maneuvering, attitude control and reorientation of the spacecraft. The crew of Dragon crew then lit eight SuperDraco engines to accelerate the spacecraft away from its launcher …

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How to Watch the SpaceX Starlink Satellite Train Over This Week

On Monday morning launched a Falcon 9 rocket into space. Trevor Mahlmann Nine Merlin engines fire at once. Trevor Mahlmann In Florida, the weather was fine. Trevor Mahlmann This was the fourth time that the first stage of this rocket had flown. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars It was a pleasant November morning in Florida. Trevor Mahlmann The rocket Falcon 9 …

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