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Showing posts with label commercial space industry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label commercial space industry. Show all posts

Thursday, May 30, 2019

NASA to Announce Selection of Science Commercial Moon Landing Services, Hold Media Teleconference


NASA to Announce Selection of Science Commercial Moon Landing Services, Hold Media Teleconference


Article Excerpt: "... NASA will announce the next major step in the Artemis program’s lunar surface exploration plans during a NASA Science Live broadcast at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, May 31. The announcement will air on NASA Television and the agency's website. Paving the way to return astronauts to the surface of the Moon, and ultimately Mars, NASA will announce the selection of the first commercial Moon landing service providers..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

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

China Hints At Surprise Space Station Launch, Says Its New Rocket Can Challenge SpaceX


China Hints At Surprise Space Station Launch, Says Its New Rocket Can Challenge SpaceX


Article Excerpt: "... China wants in on the lucrative commercial rocket launch business and intends to make the Long March-5B rocket available to private companies to launch single or multiple satellites. Not surprisingly, CALVT claims that the yet-to-be-tested rocket will make it cheaper for companies to send payloads into orbit compared to similar rockets in the international market, such as SpaceX ..."


Reference: www.forbes.com

Friday, August 3, 2018

NASA Assigns First Crews to Fly Commercial Spacecraft


NASA Assigns First Crews to Fly Commercial Spacecraft


Article Excerpt: "... The first astronauts who will launch on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon are NASA’s Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. Behnken last flew on the space shuttle, which was designed in the 1970s. “The space shuttle was extremely capable, and it’s super hard to duplicate that in such a short period of time,” said Behnken. “The shuttle had decades to mature to where it was when we had our chances to fly it. There were about 3,000 switches inside. We’re grateful that the next vehicle that we’re going to fly on is going to be a little bit more automated..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Huntsville International Airport's Dreams Come True Files with FAA to Land SNC's Dream Chaser


Huntsville International Airport's Dreams Come True Files with FAA to Land SNC's Dream Chaser


Article Excerpt: "... The airport has signed a contract to apply for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license to land the small, shuttle-shaped ship in Huntsville. The licensing process will take two years. Local leaders see the license to land Dream Chaser as a step toward making the city a hub for the growing commercial space industry. Science payloads on the International Space Station are managed now by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, and officials believe they can leverage that relationship to build a new space business in the "Rocket City ..."


Reference: satnews.com