SpaceX and NASA push next astronaut launch to late October
SpaceX and NASA are ready to send their next team of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and October 23rd has been set as the earliest launch date. The mission, named Crew-1, was originally planned for late September. Behnken and Hurley returned after spending 64 days in space.
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SpaceX’s Starlink satellites ruin another awesome photo
A horde of SpaceX Starlink satellites obscured the view of the comet nicknamed NEOWISE, ruining an otherwise awesome photo of the comet. The satellites reflect light back to Earth, making it difficult for astronomers using high-powered telescopes or cameras to capture clean images of space. Unfortunately, we also see the reflections of countless SpaceX Starlink satellites that happened to be cruising by at the worst possible moment.
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China’s Mars mission
China’s Mars mission
China has successfully launched its first major interplanetary mission to Mars. The launch begins a long seven-month journey through deep space, and once the mission reaches the Red Planet, China could become just the second nation ever to land and operate a rover on the Martian surface. Called Tianwen-1, China’s mission consists of a Martian orbiter, lander, and rover. The spacecraft should reach Mars in February 2021
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SpaceX scrubs Friday launch attempt of Starlink satellites
SpaceX announced the delay by saying on Twitter, "Standing down from today’s Starlink mission; team needed additional time for pre-launch checkouts, but Falcon 9 and the satellites are healthy. Friday's launch attempt will loft 57 Starlink satellites, with visors, along with a rideshare mission of two BlackSky Global satellites arranged by Spaceflight.
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Two US astronauts docked at International Space Station in SpaceX Nasa mission
Two US astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Their Dragon capsule - supplied and operated by the private SpaceX company - edged them into port on the high-flying lab's bow section. The men will have to wait for leak and pressure checks to be completed before they can disembark and join the Russian and American crew already on the ISS
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