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nasaBoeing Delays Test so SpaceX Could Become Only US Manned Option

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Boeing has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA’s human spaceflight program and pushed its crewed flight until November. SpaceX has just successfully completed its first uncrewed test flight. If …

nasaElon Musk and NASA Chat As SpaceX is on the Cusp of Manned Missions

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There was a video where Elon Musk chat about the history of Elon Musk and SpaceX that has led to the SpaceX Crew Dragon. They also talk to the astronaut crews who will fly on the SpaceX Crew Dragon. This …

moonSLS Losing EM-1 and Europa Clipper Mission With More Delays

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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 could be launched on commercial launchers. …

nasaSpace Launch System Could Finally Stop

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It could finally be the beginning of the end for the Space Launch System/Orion. The Office of Management and Budget March 11 propose to defer work on the Block 1B version of the SLS. Block 1B would increase the rocket’s …

astronomyWater Moving on the Moon

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NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon. The Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) measurements of the sparse layer of molecules temporarily stuck to the surface helped characterize lunar hydration changes over …

astronomyMilky Way Weighs 1.5 Trillion Suns and Most is Dark Matter

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite have more precisely weighed the Milky Way galaxy. Above – On the left is a Hubble Space Telescope image of a portion of the globular star cluster NGC 5466. …

nasaCarnival of Space 601

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The Carnival of Spadce 601 is up at Universe Today. NASA is on track to launching the WFIRST space telescope around 2025. The telescope will be about the same size as the Hubble Telescope, but it will have a vastly …

nasaSpaceX Crew Dragon Has Successful Launch

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Here is the planned schedule is for the SpaceX crew Dragon schedule. <del>The countdown should start in less than one hour.</del> There was a successful launch. It will take one day to rendezvous with the space station. There will be …

energyNASA Will Flight Test a Nuclear Rocket by 2024 and Other High Tech NASA Projects

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A portion of NASA’s $21.5 billion 2019 budget is for developing advanced space power and propulsion technology. NASA will spend $176 to $217 million on maturing new technology. There are projects that NASA has already been working on and others …

nasa13 Hours From Scheduled SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

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If all goes as scheduled the SpaceX Crew Dragon will make its first flight to the international space station. SpaceX and @NASA have completed thousands of hours of tests, analyses, and reviews in preparation for Crew Dragon’s first test flight …