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SpaceX to Develop Human Landing System for NASA’s Next Moon Mission

NASAIf all goes according to plan, humans will return to the moon during NASA’s 2024 Artemis mission. And thanks to a $2.9 billion contract, they will descend to the lunar surface in a SpaceX human-landing system. NASA granted SpaceX the exclusive contract, though it initially planned to include Dynetics and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin in…

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The Way to watch SpaceX launch four astronauts on a Trip to the ISS this week

This week, NASA and SpaceX will once again be working together to launch four astronauts on a journey to the International Space Station. NASA will be livestreaming the event, so you can follow along with all the action from home, and we’ve got the details on how to watch. What to expect from the launch…


Musk’s SpaceX Beats Out Bezos And Blue Origin For NASA Spacecraft

Topline NASA picked Elon Musk’s SpaceX as the sole company to build spacecraft that will send humans back to the moon for the first time since the early 1970s, the space agency announced Friday, dashing the hopes of Jeff Bezos and his company Blue Origin, as Musk collects his latest and among most significant victories…

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SpaceX test-fires rocket ahead of Crew-2 astronaut launch for NASA

Home News Spaceflight A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket test fires its nine first-stage engines atop Launch Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on April 17, 2021. The rocket will launch NASA’s Crew-2 astronaut mission for NASA on April 22. (Image credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has fired…

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SpaceX Chosen for moonwalkers, on verge of 3rd Team Launching

1of15SpaceX Crew 2 members, from left, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide gather at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 16, 2021 to prepare for a mission to the International Space Station. The launch is targeted…

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NASA selects SpaceX Because its sole provider for a lunar lander

Starship Landing System — “We looked at what’s the best value to the government.” Eric Berger – Apr 16, 2021 9:35 pm UTC Enlarge / Rendering of SpaceX’s Starship vehicle on the surface of the Moon.NASAIn an extraordinary announcement on Friday, NASA said that it has selected SpaceX and its Starship vehicle to serve as…

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SpaceX wins contract to build lunar lander for NASA astronauts

Home News Spaceflight An illustration of SpaceX’s Starship on the moon. On April 16, 2021, NASA announced that SpaceX won the contract to build the lunar lander for its Artemis program. (Image credit: SpaceX)It’s official: SpaceX will be building the spacecraft that will land NASA astronauts on the moon. In 2020, NASA awarded contracts to three…

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SpaceX, NASA provide’go’ to get astronaut launching, 3rd for Dragon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is gearing up for its third astronaut launch in under a year, after getting the green light from NASA a week ahead of next Thursday’s planned flight.Managers from NASA and Elon Musk’s space company Thursday cleared the Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule for a dawn liftoff with a crew…

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SpaceX Will Pass Total Space Shuttle Launches in 2021

SpaceX Will Pass Total Space Shuttle Launches in 2021 Brian Wang | April 13, 2021 | SpaceX has had 114 successful space launches out of 116 attempts and they have had 10 successful launches so far in 2021. The Space Shuttle had 135 missions. SpaceX should surpass the Space Shuttle by the end of 2021…

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SpaceX Ground Testing SN15 Starship and Soon BN1 Booster

SpaceX Ground Testing SN15 Starship and Soon BN1 Booster Brian Wang | April 9, 2021 | SpaceX is testing the SN15 Starship prototype which is the first of an upgrade batch of five Starship prototypes. The BN1 booster is assembled and close to the start of ground testing. The BN1 booster will not be flown.…