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Astronaut Soichi Noguchi has now flown on 3 different spaceships. SpaceX's Crew Dragon is 'the best,' he said.

Astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is a mission specialist for Crew-1, the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon mission. Sam Friedman/SpaceX SpaceX launched its first long-term astronaut mission for NASA on Sunday, blasting a crew of four into orbit. Soichi Noguchi, one of those astronauts, said Crew Dragon is "the best" spacecraft he's ever flown. Noguchi is only the third person ever to fly on three different spaceships: Crew Dragon, NASA's Space Shuttle, ...
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4 Astronauts Aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon Successfully Dock With Space Station

Four astronauts aboard their SpaceX Dragon capsule "Resilience" have arrived at the International Space Station, circling 262 miles above the Earth, where they will stay until spring. From a report: The capsule lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center Sunday evening atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, chasing the ISS for 27 hours before matching its altitude and speed for an orbital dock. The flight marks only the second crewed flight for Crew Dragon, which became the first commercial vehicle to put ...
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SpaceX's Resilience spaceship autonomously docked to the space station with 4 astronauts inside, kicking off a historic mission for NASA

The Crew Dragon spaceship seen docked to the International Space Station on Monday as the NASA astronaut Kate Rubins carried out hatch-opening procedures. NASA TV SpaceX on Sunday launched its first operational mission into orbit for NASA, with four astronauts on board. On Monday night, the astronauts caught up to International Space Station and docked. The mission, named Crew-1, calls for the astronauts to spend the next six months at the ISS — the longest human spaceflight launched from ...
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Commanding Crew-1

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hopkins is leading an international crew of astronauts on a six-month mission to the International Space Station following a successful launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard their Crew Dragon spacecraft propelled by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocketNASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Vict...
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SpaceX can't wait even one second for bad weather to pass for a rocket launch with people because it could endanger their entire mission

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for the launch of Crew-1 at the Kennedy Space Center on November 13. SpaceX via Elon Musk/Twitter SpaceX and NASA launched their Crew-1 mission on Sunday: the longest and most ambitious US human spaceflight to date. Poor weather near the launchpad, or any other delays, at the moment of planned launch would have caused mission managers to call off an attempt; SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket can't wait another second. Fal...
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Meet the 4 astronauts SpaceX just launched on the longest human spaceflight in NASA history

SpaceX SpaceX launched its first operational human mission for NASA on Sunday, rocketing a full crew of four astronauts into orbit. NASA astronaut Shannon Walker became the first woman ever to fly in a commercial spacecraft. Soichi Noguchi, of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, has now flown on three different launch systems. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Sunday evening, a SpaceX rocket roared to life, spewed fire through the dark, and carried the company's ...
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SpaceX Launches a Falcon 9 Rocket Carrying a Crew Dragon Capsule With Four Astronauts

The big launch finally happens in 2 minutes. "All systems are go for tonight's launch at 7:27 p.m. EST of Crew Dragon's first operational mission with four astronauts on board," SpaceX tweeted this morning. But live coverage is already streaming on SpaceX's web site. Space.com explains it's the first operational flight of SpaceX's "astronaut taxi," the Crew Dragon: Called Crew-1, this will be the second Crew Dragon mission to carry astronauts. NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and...
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Watch SpaceX launch a record-breaking astronaut mission for NASA into orbit

The SpaceX Crew-1 official crew portrait with (from left) NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. NASA SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, the flight is SpaceX's second launch of people, its first full-length mission for NASA, and is poised to break a record for the US's longest human spaceflight. Watch the rocke...
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UPDATE: Hawthorne-based SpaceX launches crew of 4 on mission to International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. >> Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company. The Falcon rocket thundered into the night from Kennedy Space Center with three Americans and one Japanese, the second crew to be launched by SpaceX. The Dragon capsule on top — named Resilience by its crew in light of this year’s many challenges, most notably COVID-19 — was due to reach the space station late...
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With history-making Pomona astronaut aboard, SpaceX launches mission to International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. >> Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company, with a history-making crewmember aboard, Navy Cmdr. Victor Glover, a Pomona native. The Falcon rocket thundered into the night from Kennedy Space Center with three Americans and one Japanese, the second crew to be launched by SpaceX. The Dragon capsule on top — named Resilience by its crew in light of this yea...
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WATCH LIVE: SpaceX is about to launch a record-breaking astronaut mission for NASA into orbit

The SpaceX Crew-1 official crew portrait with (from left) NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. NASA SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, the flight is SpaceX's second launch of people, its first full-length mission for NASA, and is poised to break a record for the US's longest human spaceflight. Watch the rocke...
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Watch it live: Hawthorne-based SpaceX plans launch to International Space Station, if weather allows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. >> Four astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket Sunday for a night ride to the International Space Station, although the prospects of good weather were just 50-50 and the company’s leader was sidelined by COVID-19. The 50-50 forecast focused only on the local weather for the planned 7:27 p.m. EST liftoff (4:27 California time), not the wind or sea conditions all the way up the East Coast or across the North Atlantic to Ireland. The wind and waves need to be within limit...
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WATCH LIVE: SpaceX is about to launch a record-breaking astronaut mission for NASA into orbit, and you can see the crew rocket to space live

The SpaceX Crew-1 official crew portrait with (from left) NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi. NASA SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, the flight is SpaceX's second launch of people, its first full-length mission for NASA, and is poised to break a record for the US's longest human spaceflight. Watch the rocke...
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SpaceX is about to rocket its first 'operational' astronaut mission into orbit for NASA. Watch the crew launch to space live.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for the launch of Crew-1 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, November 12, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, the flight is SpaceX's second launch of people, its first full-length mission for NASA, and is poised to break a record for the US's longest human spaceflight. Watch the rocket launch li...
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SpaceX can't wait even 1 second for bad weather to pass for a rocket launch with people because it could endanger their entire mission

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for the launch of Crew-1 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, November 13, 2020. SpaceX via Elon Musk/Twitter SpaceX and NASA are attempting to launch their Crew-1 mission on Sunday: the longest and most ambitious US human spaceflight to date. Poor weather near the launchpad, or any other delays, at the moment of planned launch will cause mission managers to call off an attempt; SpaceX's Falcon...
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SpaceX made 6 major changes to its spaceship and rocket to be ready to launch its first full crew of NASA astronauts

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for the launch of the Crew-1 mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, November 12, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch its first full astronaut crew for NASA on Sunday in its newly certified launch system. Since its test launch of two NASA astronauts this summer, SpaceX has made major adjustments to its Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spaceship, and spaceflight processes. The Crew Dragon has ...
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Meet the 4 astronauts about to launch on SpaceX's first operational human mission for NASA

The Crew-1 astronauts arrive at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 8, 2020. NASA/Kim Shiflett SpaceX's first operational human mission for NASA is set to launch from the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday. The crew includes three NASA astronauts and a veteran Japanese astronaut. NASA astronaut Shannon Walker is set to become the first woman ever to fly in a commercial spacecraft. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The demonstration phase is over.On Sunday e...
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SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA has been delayed until Sunday due to wind and issues with the rocket-booster recovery

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 29, 2020. NASA and SpaceX have delayed the launch of their next astronaut mission to 7:27 p.m. EST on Sunday. The launch was scheduled for Saturday but pushed back due to "onshore winds and first-stage booster recovery readiness," according to NASA. The Crew-1 mission is SpaceX's first full-length, contracted mission for NASA. This was the fourth time NASA announced a...
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SpaceX is slated to send its first full astronaut crew to space on Sunday. Watch it live.

NASA's Crew-1 astronauts participate in equipment testing at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on September 24, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, it's SpaceX's first full-length mission for NASA. Here's how to watch the rocket launch live. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX has secured its Crew Dragon spaceship to the top of a Falcon 9 rocket, and th...
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SpaceX is slated to send its first full astronaut crew to space on Saturday. Watch it live.

NASA's Crew-1 astronauts participate in equipment testing at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on September 24, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Saturday at 7:49 p.m. ET.  Called Crew-1, it's SpaceX's first full-length mission for NASA. Here's how to watch the rocket launch live. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX has secured its Crew Dragon spaceship to the top of a Falcon 9 rocket, and...
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NASA just picked a winner in its space-toilet competition. The $20,000 prize awards the best 'lunar loo' for moon-bound astronauts.

Left: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide performs maintenance on the toilet in the Tranquility node of the International Space Station. Right: A space shuttle toilet simulator. NASA/Dave Mosher Before NASA can fly astronauts to the moon, it must design a toilet for the crew.  The agency's "Lunar Loo" contest offered $20,000 for a space toilet design that would work both in microgravity and on the lunar surface. The space agency announced the contest winner this week, ...
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SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA has been pushed to November following an issue with its rocket engines

From left: mission specialist Shannon Walker, pilot Victor Glover, Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins, and mission specialist Soichi Noguchi at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on September 24, 2020. SpaceX NASA's next mission with SpaceX will launch "no sooner than early-to-mid November," the agency announced Saturday. That mission, called Crew-1, will ferry four astronauts to the International Space Station and back. The launch was previously slated for Halloween. The del...
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Double Dragon: SpaceX plans to have at least 1 spaceship – and sometimes 2 – in space for the next 14 months without a break

Crew-1 astronauts Soichi Noguchi of JAXA and Victor Glover of NASA wear SpaceX spacesuits at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on September 24, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX’s next NASA astronaut mission is scheduled to launch on Halloween. After that, the company will have at least one spacecraft in orbit continuously for the following 14 months. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX is preparing to launch four NASA astronauts on its Crew Dragon spaceship...
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A Japanese astronaut is in talks to join SpaceX's artist-filled Starship mission around the moon

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi is slated to fly on the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon mission, called Crew-1, but is also hoping to join a lunar flight. Sam Friedman/SpaceX SpaceX plans to launch a mission around the moon in 2023 with its reusable steel Starship vehicle. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is funding the private voyage, called #dearMoon, and plans to bring along a handful of artists plus an astronaut or two. Soichi Noguchi, a JAXA astronaut who's slated to fly on ...
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Astronauts just named SpaceX's newest spaceship 'Resilience' ahead of a major launch

NASA's Crew-1 crew members in SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft (left to right): NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Mike Hopkins, as well as JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi. SpaceX via NASA SpaceX's next astronauts — Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi — have named their new spaceship "Resilience." The astronauts are set to launch aboard the capsule, a Crew Dragon spacecraft funded by NASA and designed by SpaceX, on October 31. Visit Busi...
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A new SpaceX video shows never-before-seen footage of its first astronaut flight

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley wish their families goodnight after launching into low-Earth orbit. Screenshot via SpaceX/YouTube SpaceX just released new footage of Demo-2, its first crewed mission. The footage shows astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley at various stages of the mission. SpaceX hoping its next mission, Crew-1, will be similarly smooth — it's scheduled to launch on Halloween.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX released a video on Tuesday th...
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SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA has been pushed back to Halloween

NASA's Crew-1 crew members in SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft (left to right): NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Mike Hopkins, as well as JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi. SpaceX via NASA NASA announced on Friday that its next mission with SpaceX won't launch until late October at the earliest. That mission, called Crew-1, will ferry four astronauts to the space station and back. It was initially slated to launch as early as this month, but the delay better accommodat...
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Engineers found the location of an elusive leak on the space station: It's in a Russian module that provides crucial life support

The International Space Station, with an arrow pointing to the Zvezda module. NASA NASA and Roscosmos determined that a leak on the International Space Station is located in the Zvezda Service Module module on the station's Russian side. That module provides crucial life support, including oxygen. Engineers are still working to pinpoint the leak's exact location within the module.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Monday night, NASA flight controllers woke the three m...
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Astronauts are testing NASA's new spacesuits underwater as the agency pushes toward the next moon landing

An astronaut uses a hammer underwater in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, Texas. NASA NASA is developing new spacesuits for its planned missions to the moon. Astronauts are testing the spacesuits in a giant pool: the Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, Texas. The pool mimics the feeling of microgravity and serves as a training ground for astronauts learning how to do spacewalks.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA is racing to get astronauts back to the moon i...
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The fall equinox comes on Tuesday. A planetary scientist's simple animation explains what equinoxes are and how they work.

How Earth, its axial tilt, and the sun work to create solstices, equinoxes, and seasons. Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The autumnal equinox happens Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. ET. During the March and September equinoxes, both halves of the Earth see almost exactly 12 hours of sunlight and 12 hours of nighttime. That's because of the way Earth is angled toward the sun on those days. A planetary scientist created an animation that shows how Earth's angle and orbit creates equinoxes and solstices. ...
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