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Showing posts with label Crew Dragon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crew Dragon. Show all posts

Thursday, June 18, 2020

More Hands Make Light Work: Crew Dragon Duo Increases Science Tempo on Space Station


More Hands Make Light Work: Crew Dragon Duo Increases Science Tempo on Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... That science tempo is the station's hallmark, said Beau Simpson, payload operations manager in the Payload Operations Integration Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama - the round-the-clock science hub linking global researchers to the astronauts overseeing their experiments on station. What has really impressed the payload operations team at Marshall, Simpson said, is how Behnken and Hurley - trained exhaustively for Crew Dragon's groundbreaking flight - have also hit the ground running with science on station..."


Reference: www.spacedaily.com

Thursday, June 11, 2020

First space tourists will face big risks, as private companies gear up for paid suborbital flights


First space tourists will face big risks, as private companies gear up for paid suborbital flights


Article Excerpt: "... On May 30, 2020, millions of Americans watched the inaugural SpaceX Crew Dragon launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. This mission marked two significant events: First, the return of launch to orbit capability for human spaceflight from the United States. Secondly, it successfully demonstrated private sector capability to build and operate a launch vehicle for human spaceflight..."


Reference: phys.org

Marshall boosts historic test flight of SpaceX


Marshall boosts historic test flight of SpaceX


Article Excerpt: "... A team at Marshall Space Flight Center’s Huntsville Operations Support Center joined teams at Kennedy, SpaceX’s mission control center in Hawthorne, California, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in monitoring the launch. “I’m feeling so excited about this incredible accomplishment,” Marshall’s Steve Gaddis, launch vehicle deputy manager for the Commercial Crew Program, said. “It’s taken many people and many years to get here. The Marshall team has contributed in many significant ways. Working with our SpaceX Commercial Crew partner ..."


Reference: www.theredstonerocket.com

Friday, May 22, 2020

President Trump says he may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch


President Trump says he may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch


Article Excerpt: "... Two US astronauts on the Crew Dragon will take off May 27 from Kennedy Space Center with help from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. They are to dock at the International Space Station, which is currently housing two Russians and one American. Sanitary conditions are being carefully controlled as the United States continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic..."


Reference: yahoo.com

Friday, May 8, 2020

NASA rolls out ‘Launch America’ campaign


NASA rolls out ‘Launch America’ campaign


Article Excerpt: "... On May 27, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. It will mark the first time NASA has launched astronauts into orbit from the United States since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011..."


Reference: www.wdbj7.com

Thursday, March 26, 2020

SpaceX encounters problem just before Crew Dragon parachute test


SpaceX encounters problem just before Crew Dragon parachute test


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX just experienced a hiccup in the lead-up to its first crewed flight. The California-based company hauled a test article of its Crew Dragon capsule ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

SpaceX's in-flight rocket engine failure threatens NASA astronaut launch debut


SpaceX's in-flight rocket engine failure threatens NASA astronaut launch debut


Article Excerpt: "... in-flight rocket engine failure during SpaceX’s March 18th Starlink launch could pose a threat to the company’s imminent NASA astronaut launch debut according to a statement provided by the space agency yesterday. SpaceX and NASA are currently working around the clock to prepare a Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft..."


Reference: www.teslarati.com

Saturday, January 18, 2020

SpaceX delays Crew Dragon escape test until Sunday


SpaceX delays Crew Dragon escape test until Sunday


Article Excerpt: "Saturday, 6am ET Update: SpaceX announced early Saturday that it will stand down from its Crew Dragon launch escape test attempt due to sustained winds and rough seas in the recovery area. The company will now target a six-hour launch window that opens on Sunday at 8am ET (13:00 UTC) for the test..."


Reference: arstechnica.com

Monday, September 16, 2019

SpaceX tweet blows up, shows meticulous testing of its crew dragon escape system


SpaceX tweet blows up, shows meticulous testing of its crew dragon escape system


Article Excerpt: "...Ahead of our in-flight abort test for @Commercial_Crew—which will demonstrate Crew Dragon's ability to safely carry astronauts away from the rocket in the unlikely event of an emergency—our team has completed over 700 tests of the spacecraft's SuperDraco engines pic.twitter.com/nswMPCK3F9 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 12, 2019..."


Reference: thetechportal.com

Friday, March 8, 2019

SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights


SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights


Article Excerpt: "... After hours of suspense, the Dragon spacecraft touched down at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) some 230 miles (370 kilometers) off the coast of the US state of Florida..."


Reference: phys.org

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Crew Dragon, SpaceX's Newest Human-Carrying Spaceship


Everything You Need to Know About Crew Dragon, SpaceX's Newest Human-Carrying Spaceship


Article Excerpt: "... NASA has astutely decided to farm out the space-taxi job to private companies so they can get back to real exploration; hence we enter the Dragon. The Crew Dragon has developed a bit since NASA first announced they’d be buying spacecraft from SpaceX back in 2015 (along with Boeing and their Starliner spacecraft) and the final design that’s currently docked to the ISS is a very appealing little spaceship to ferry people on and off Earth..."


Reference: jalopnik.com

Saturday, March 2, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship makes maiden flight with robo-rider named Ripley

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship makes maiden flight with robo-rider named Ripley

"...Although no humans are aboard this first Crew Dragon capsule, you could argue that there’s a mechanical crew member. SpaceX placed a spacesuit-wearing, sensor-laden mannequin in one of the Dragon’s seats, to gauge how rigorous the ride will be for actual astronauts later this year..."

Reference: www.geekwire.com

Thursday, February 7, 2019

NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2


NASA and SpaceX reset Crew Dragon test flight for March 2


Article Excerpt: "... NASA announced Wednesday the first unpiloted test flight of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and a Crew Dragon astronaut ferry ship has slipped from later this month to March 2..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

One year ago, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy stirred the world. Here's what's next for the rocket.


One year ago, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy stirred the world. Here's what's next for the rocket.


Article Excerpt: "... Last year was its busiest ever with 21 launches. If all goes according to plan, 2019 should be the rocket's year to shine again thanks to two major launches..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com