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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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Here’s the latest prototype of SpaceX’s giant spaceship

A video posted to NASASpaceflight’s YouTube channel showed the new prototype being rolled out to the test area.Screenshot: Gizmodo It’s been nine months since we last saw a new prototype spacecraft roll out of SpaceX’s factory in Boca Chica, Texas. The unfinished rocket, designated S24, is slated for qualification testing, but the Elon Musk-led company …

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NASA denies allegation of dangerous heat shield issue on SpaceX’s Ax-1 mission

On April 8, SpaceX launched Axiom 1 (Ax-1), the first-ever fully private crewed mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Axe-1 carried four passengers to the ISS, where they and their Dragon spacecraft remained for more than two weeks. This Dragon, a vehicle named Endeavour, returned to Earth on April 25, crashing off the coast …

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