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NASA administrator Bridenstine wants everyone to know he still has faith in the SLS

Well, that certainly didn't take long! Just a day after NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine alluded to the possibility of flying the new Orion crew capsule's first experimental trip around the Moon using a pair of commercial rockets instead of NASA's own Space Launch System which is still in development, he's issued a new statement assuring everyone that the SLS is still a major part of NASA's future.In a new memo sent to all NASA employees and contractors, Bridenstine clarifi...
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Sealed Cache of Moon Rocks To Be Opened By NASA

"Scientists are hoping to unlock some of the universe's mysteries through 50-year-old moon rocks," reports the New York Daily News -- specifically, three samples that spent that half century sealed in airtight canisters. One Apollo 18 sample from 1972 contains 1.8 pounds of a vacuum-sealed lunar core that is a stratified layer of rock that will be studied by six research teams. About 842 pounds of lunar rocks and soil have been brought back to Earth over six missions. Although a great deal of it...
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NASA may be forced to rely on a commercial rocket to test its new crew capsule

NASA is betting big on its Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft as a one-two punch that will send astronauts on missions to the Moon and beyond. Both the Orion and SLS are currently in development, but they're not progressing at nearly the same rate.This leaves NASA in a bit of a pinch as it looks at its immediate schedule. A lunar test flight of the Orion, perched atop the SLS rocket to send it on its way, was supposed to take place by the middle of 2020, but the SLS is way behind sched...
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SLS Losing EM-1 and Europa Clipper Mission With More Delays

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has testified at a hearing that the Space Launch System will likely not be ready for a June 2020 launch of the Exploration Mission-1. The Orion capsule is ready and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Nasa, Innovation, Orion, Jim Bridenstine


NASA chief acknowledges more trouble with SLS rocket

The US space agency NASA on Wednesday cast a shadow on the future of its new heavy-lift rocket, the SLS -- acknowledging development delays on a project that is already years behind. The Space Launch System program is being run much as the Apollo and space shuttle mission were handled in the days of old. "SLS is struggling to meet its schedule" and won't be ready in time for a first unmanned mission around the Moon and back, dubbed EM-1, set for June 2020, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine to...
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NASA will now seek competitors for Boeing’s delayed deep-space rocket

Administrator Jim Bridenstine said his plans for deep-space exploration are not going to wait for a hugely expensive rocket being built under contract by Boeing.
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NASA’s new rocket won’t be ready for moon shot next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s top official says the space agency’s new rocket won’t be ready for a moon shot next year. Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate committee Wednesday he’s considering switching to commercial rockets to preserve the June 2020 launch date. Bridenstine says two commercial rockets would be needed, one to launch […]
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NASA considers shifting a key test flight beyond the moon to commercial rockets

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate hearing today that his agency is looking into an option to double up commercial launch vehicles in order to keep a crucial test mission for its Orion spaceship and European-built service module on schedule for mid-2020. The shift would take NASA’s own heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket, or SLS, out of the rotation for the uncrewed test flight around the moon, known as Exploration Mission 1 or EM-1. “Certainly there are opportunities to utilize ...
Tags: Science, Senate, Nasa, Orion, Jim Bridenstine


NASA boss says first Martian ‘likely to be a woman’

An upcoming spacewalk at the International Space Station will feature two female astronauts for the very first time. NASA didn't specifically plan it as an "all-woman spacewalk," but things just kind of shook out that way, and as NASA's ranks are inching closer to an even split between male and female astronauts, some are wondering about how that might affect upcoming trips to the Moon and eventually Mars.When NASA's Apollo missions sent mankind to the Moon things were a lot differen...
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‘The First Person On Mars Is Likely To Be A Woman,’ Head Of NASA Says

NASA's Jim Bridenstine also announced that a female astronaut will likely be the next person to go to the moon.
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Untouched moon samples from the Apollo missions will be studied for the first time

After sitting untouched in storage for nearly 50 years, lunar samples collected during the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions will be studied for the first time, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Monday.
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Astronauts on the space station liked SpaceX's 'Earthy' toy so much that they kidnapped it. Their photos show how it's become a rookie crew member.

SpaceX has completed the first flight of a commercial spaceship designed to fly people. Called Crew Dragon, the vehicle landed in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, following a six-day mission in orbit. No people flew on board to the International Space Station. Instead, the experimental Demo-1 mission carried a crash-test dummy and a plush toy Earth doll. Space station crew members are smitten with the toy. They call it "Little Earth" or "Earthy" and have adopted it as an unofficial crew member. N...
Tags: Spacex, Trends, Nasa, Earth, David, Iss, Demo, Boeing, Roscosmos, Atlantic Ocean, Anne, Ripley, Anne McClain, Oleg, Canadian Space Agency, Oleg Kononenko


SpaceX’s Crew Dragon makes historic landing in Atlantic Ocean

Crew Dragon has successfully completed its six-day mission designed to test whether the capsule is fit to transport humans to the ISS.SpaceX and NASA collaborated on the mission, which signals an end of U.S. reliance on Russian spacecraft to transport astronauts to the space station.Boeing also is working with NASA to execute missions to the space station, and plans to conduct similar tests in the coming months. None SpaceX's commercial astronaut capsule, the Crew Dragon, successfully landed in ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Technology, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Innovation, Sigourney Weaver, Iss, Boeing, Atlantic Ocean, Ripley, Jim Bridenstine, Bob Behnken


SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule lands safely in ocean

HAWTHORNE — The Crew Dragon capsule, built by Hawthorne-based SpaceX in an effort to re-start American astronaut launches, splashed down Friday morning in the Atlantic Ocean, about six hours after it successfully detached from the International Space Station. The capsule’s main parachutes deployed at 5:42 a.m., and the module landed in the Atlantic Ocean at 5:45 a.m. SpaceX’s recovery ship “Go Searcher” was staged in the Atlantic Ocean about 200 miles off the Florida coast as Crew Dragon landed....
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SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule Returns To Earth After Historic Test Flight

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule returned safely to Earth early Friday, wrapping up its inaugural mission to the International Space Station and signaling that the U.S. may soon be able to ferry astronauts to and from space without relying on Russian spacecraft. From a report: The uncrewed capsule splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean, off the east coast of Florida, at 8:45 a.m. ET after spending almost a week at the space station. The spacecraft undocked from the orbiting outpost Friday at 2:32 a.m. ...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Houston, Atlantic Ocean, SpaceX Falcon, Cape Canaveral Florida, Johnson Space Center, Jim Bridenstine


SpaceX splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean, completes historic crew capsule mission

The Dragon has returned to Earth.  SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule parachuted down to the Atlantic Ocean Friday morning, successfully capping the first test of a commercial spacecraft that will likely bring astronauts to the International Space Station — possibly in the next year.  The Crew Dragon capsule gently splashed down off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:45 a.m. ET after spending five days docked to the space station. The demonstration mission — which carried no humans but a d...
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SpaceX's new spaceship for people has returned to Earth, completing its first and 'absolutely critical' mission for NASA

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, just completed the first flight of a new spaceship designed to fly people. The ship, called Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida on Friday following a six-day mission in space. Crew Dragon is designed to fly NASA's astronauts to and from space, but this experimental mission, called Demo-1, carried only cargo and a crash-test dummy. The administrator of NASA said before the spacecraft's launch last week that Demo-1 "is a ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, New York, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, International Space Station, Mars, Bob, Jeff Bezos, Demo, Boeing


WATCH LIVE: SpaceX's Crew Dragon ship is returning to Earth — the hardest part of Elon Musk's 'critically important' mission for NASA

After spending six days in space, Crew Dragon — a commercial spaceship for people designed by SpaceX — is coming back to Earth. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, hinted this will be the most challenging phase of the mission, which is called Demo-1. NASA TV and SpaceX will jointly broadcast live video and commentary of the return on Friday morning, and you can watch live below. Undocking coverage started at 2 a.m. ET on Friday, and landing coverage began at 7:30 a.m. ET. Crew Dragon should spla...
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The hardest part of Elon Musk's 'critically important' mission for NASA is here. Watch SpaceX's Crew Dragon return to Earth live on Friday.

After spending five days in space, Crew Dragon — a commercial spaceship for people designed by SpaceX — is coming back to Earth. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, hinted this will be the most challenging phase of the mission, which is called Demo-1. NASA TV and SpaceX will jointly broadcast live video and commentary of the return on Friday morning, and you can watch live below. Undocking coverage starts at 2 a.m. ET on Friday, with landing coverage set to begin at 7:30 a.m. ET. Crew Dragon sho...
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SpaceX launched a plush toy Earth on its new Crew Dragon spaceship. Now supplies of 'buddy' are dwindling across the planet.

SpaceX launched the first commercial spaceship designed to fly people, called Crew Dragon, on Saturday as part of a demonstration mission for NASA. Before launch, Elon Musk had his rocket company put a plush Earth doll on a seat in the spaceship. Musk jokingly called the toy a "super- high tech zero-g indicator," since it would show weightlessness by floating around. By the time the new spaceship docked to the International Space Station on Sunday, Celestial Buddies — the company that makes t...
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SpaceX rocketed a plush Earth doll into orbit on its new Crew Dragon spaceship. Now supplies of the little toy are dwindling.

SpaceX launched the first commercial spaceship designed to fly people, called Crew Dragon, on Saturday as part of a demonstration mission for NASA. Before launch, Elon Musk had his rocket company put a plush Earth doll on a seat in the spaceship. Musk jokingly called the toy a "super- high tech zero-g indicator," since it would show weightlessness by floating around. By the time the new spaceship docked to the International Space Station on Sunday, Celestial Buddies — the company that makes t...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Ebay, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Sigourney Weaver, Iss, Demo, Boeing, Musk, Falcon, Ripley, Jessie


Astronaut's magnificent photo of SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule approaching the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Anne McClain captured this astonishing image of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule approaching her temporary residence, the International Space Station. "The dawn of a new era in human spaceflight," McClain tweeted with the photo. The SpaceX Crew Dragon, containing supplies rather than humans for this test, docked at the ISS yesterday morning and the hatch was opened a few hours ago. From NASA: (The mission, called) Demo-1 is the first flight test of a space system designed for h...
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SpaceX's Crew Dragon test flight gets through the toughest bit without issue

SpaceX sent its Crew Dragon capsule skyward on Saturday for a crucial test of its ability to carry human passengers. Now, slightly more than 24 hours later, the next phase of the test has played out. It went well. The Crew Dragon capsule, designated Demo-1, was able to successfully dock with the International Space Station at roughly 3:00 a.m. ET. Although there was no crew aboard this time, SpaceX's reusable capsule is designed to carry up to seven astronauts to and from Earth's orbit...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, New Zealand, Mars, Iss, Boeing, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Ripley, Kennedy Space Center, Little Earth


SpaceX kicks off a 'new era in spaceflight' with the Crew Dragon launch

It's been a momentous Saturday for SpaceX, and for the future of crewed voyages into space. At 2:49 a.m. ET, the American aerospace company founded by Elon Musk staged its first launch of Crew Dragon. It's big news because this is the first time a commercial interest has launched a spacecraft that was built to carry humans. LIFTOFF! The next big leap in a new chapter of U.S. human spaceflight systems has left the pad. @SpaceX’s #CrewDragon demo flight will be the 1st commercially-bu...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, Nasa, Earth, Iss, Demo, Boeing, Ripley, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine, International Space Station Hitching


Elon Musk says he'd happily ride SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship — 'I think it's a good vehicle'

SpaceX just launched Crew Dragon — a commercial spaceship designed for NASA astronauts — into orbit for the first time on Saturday morning. No people are on board, but NASA said it's "a very critical mission" for proving the vehicle is safe to fly humans. Crew Dragon will attempt to dock with the International Space Station on Sunday then return to Earth on Thursday. During a press briefing after launch, Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said he'd be willing to ride one of his company's Dragon...
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Elon Musk says he would ride SpaceX's new Dragon spaceship into orbit — and build a moon base with NASA

SpaceX just launched Crew Dragon — a commercial spaceship designed for NASA — into orbit for the first time on Saturday morning. No people are on board, but NASA said the mission is "a critical first step" toward flying atronauts. Crew Dragon will try to dock with the International Space Station on Sunday, then return to Earth on Friday. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said he'd be willing to ride one of his company's Dragon ships. Astronauts that are actually scheduled to do so said they fe...
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WATCH LIVE: SpaceX is about to launch its Crew Dragon spaceship into orbit for the first time — a 'critical' mission for NASA and its astronauts

SpaceX and NASA hope to launch Crew Dragon, a commercial spaceship designed for astronauts, for the first time on Saturday at 2:49 a.m. ET. The launch won't carry astronauts to the space station, but NASA says it's "a very critical mission" for proving the vehicle is safe to fly. NASA TV will broadcast live video and commentary of the SpaceX Demo-1 mission, as it's called, starting at 2 a.m. ET on Saturday. You can watch live below or at the agency's website. On Thursday, the US Air Force sa...
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SpaceX just successfully launched the first commercial spaceship made for NASA astronauts

At 2:49 a.m. ET on Saturday, SpaceX launched Crew Dragon — a commercial spaceship designed for NASA astronauts — into orbit for the first time. No people are on board, just cargo and a crash-test dummy, but NASA said it's "a very critical mission" for proving the vehicle is safe to fly humans. Crew Dragon will attempt to dock with the International Space Station on Sunday then return to Earth on Thursday. CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida. — Under the cover of night and the glow of nine car-size rocket...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Demo, Boeing, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Crew Dragon, Ripley, Kennedy Space Center


SpaceX and NASA prepare to test new astronaut capsule

NASA and SpaceX are counting down to the launch of a new astronaut capsule on a week-long trip to the International Space Station and back - a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil after an eight-year break. This time around, the only occupant on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule will be a dummy named Ripley. But if the test goes smoothly, NASA plans to put two astronauts aboard by the end of the year. The new capsule will blast off aboard a rocket built by SpaceX - ru...
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Elon Musk's SpaceX and NASA launch new astronaut capsule

Elon Musk's SpaceX has successfully  launched a rocket out of the Earth's atmosphere in a significant step towards reviving  the USA's human spaceflight programme. The unmanned crew capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Florida bound for the International Space Station at 7.49am GMT on Saturday. NASA and SpaceX successfully launched the new astronaut capsule on a week-long trip to the International Space Station and back - a key step towards resuming manned space flights f...
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