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SpaceX’s NASA Crew Dragon launch manifest doubles in three months

NASA says it will soon award SpaceX five more Crew Dragon astronaut carrier contracts after purchasing three additional missions from the company on Feb. 28. This June 1 announcement means NASA has more than doubled the number of operational Crew Dragon astronaut launches planned between 2020 and late 2030 in the past three months – …

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A massive new study confirms that being tall puts you at risk for a whole host of diseases

Standing head and shoulders above the crowd has its benefits, but those extra inches can come at a cost. Being tall is fundamentally associated with a number of diseases, from varicose veins to peripheral nerve damage, according to a new study. An international team of researchers has compared height measurements, both genetic and physical, with …

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NASA just bought the rest of the space station crew flights from SpaceX

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket and a Crew Dragon spacecraft are ready to launch NASA’s Crew-4 mission. Trevor Mahlman Nasa said this week that it plans to purchase five additional Crew Dragon missions from SpaceX to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. Although the space agency’s press release doesn’t say specifically, these could …

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NASA to purchase five additional Crew Dragon flights – SpaceNews

WASHINGTON — NASA plans to purchase five more Crew Dragon missions to the International Space Station from SpaceX, a move the agency says is necessary to ensure long-term access to the station. In a market notice released June 1, NASA announced plans to release a single-source amendment to its existing Commercial Crew Transport Capabilities, or …

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NASA denies SpaceX Crew Dragon thruster leak report, reveals unrelated heat shield fault

In a partial response to a report alleging evidence of several significant anomalies during a recent private astronaut launch that could affect a crew of NASA astronauts launched last month, the space agency issued a statement denying these allegations. However, the same statement simultaneously revealed that SpaceX had recently discovered a different issue with a …

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Former NASA executives praise Boeing’s willingness to risk commercial crew

Enlarge / Politically, the Boeing spacecraft has done a lot of work for NASA’s commercial crew program. United Launch Alliance The past few years have been quite difficult for the Boeing Company. Its latest generation of 737 aircraft, the Max, was grounded in 2019 after two fatal crashes. And following a series of poor management …

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