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SpaceX achieves key safety milestone for crewed flight with 10th parachute test 0

SpaceX achieves key safety milestone for crewed flight with 10th parachute test

SpaceX is closing out the year with an achievement that should help it keep on track to fly astronauts on board one of its spacecraft next year. The Elon Musk-led space company finished its...

Max Q: Launches from SpaceX, Boeing and the ESA 0

Max Q: Launches from SpaceX, Boeing and the ESA

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. Typically, the holiday season is a slow one in the tech industry...

Boeing’s Starliner crew spacecraft nails desert landing, a first for a U.S.-made, human-rated capsule 0

Boeing’s Starliner crew spacecraft nails desert landing, a first for a U.S.-made, human-rated capsule

The Boeing Starliner CST-100 spacecraft, which will be one of the first new human-rated spacecraft to carry astronauts from the U.S. to space, has successfully returned from orbit and landed at its target landing...

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule fails to enter planned target orbit for Space Station docking 0

Boeing’s Starliner crew spacecraft will attempt a landing on Sunday

Boeing launched its Starliner CST-100 commercial crew spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time on Friday morning in an uncrewed test, and while an error with the onboard mission clock...

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule fails to enter planned target orbit for Space Station docking 0

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule fails to enter planned target orbit for Space Station docking

Boeing’s Starliner CST-100 crew spacecraft got off to a great start on its first-ever launch to the International Space Station this morning – but despite the rocket and launch vehicle performing as expected, the...

Boeing successfully launches Starliner crew spacecraft on its way to first docking at the Space Station 0

Boeing successfully launches Starliner crew spacecraft on its way to first docking at the Space Station

Boeing on Friday morning launched its Starliner CST-100 crew capsule, the spacecraft that will eventually carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from U.S. launch sites. The Starliner wasn’t carrying any humans –...

Watch Boeing launch its new astronaut spacecraft to the Space Station for the first time 0

Watch Boeing launch its new astronaut spacecraft to the Space Station for the first time

Boeing is getting ready to launch its new passenger spacecraft for a very special mission: Its first trip to the International Space Station (ISS). The Boeing CST-100 Starliner is the company’s contribution to NASA’s...

Rocket Lab to open a third launch pad – its second in New Zealand 0

Rocket Lab to open a third launch pad – its second in New Zealand

Small satellite launch company Rocket Lab just officially declared its second launch pad open, but it’s already broken ground on a third. The new one will be located in New Zealand on the Mahia...

NASA’s mission to once again fly astronauts from U.S. soil readies for key milestone with Friday launch 0

NASA’s mission to once again fly astronauts from U.S. soil readies for key milestone with Friday launch

NASA and partners Boeing and the United Launch Alliance (ULA) are gearing up for a crucial milestone moment on Friday: The ‘Orbital Flight Test’ (OFT) of the Boeing Starliner CST-100 Crew Capsule. The capsule,...

Europe’s space agency just launched a satellite to study planets outside our solar system 0

Europe’s space agency just launched a satellite to study planets outside our solar system

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite early this morning, aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket that took off from the Guiana Space Center in French Guyana. Atop the Soyuz is the so-called “Characterizing...

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