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by | June 02, 2020 | 22:08

It marked the first time that American astronauts were launched into space from USA soil since 2011. NASA astronauts launched from the first time from USA soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station (ISS).

by | June 02, 2020 | 04:06

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has described this part of the mission as his "biggest concern", according to Business Insider , owing to an asymmetrical design of the spaceship and a minor chance of rotation as it flies through the atmosphere at many times the speed of sound.

by | June 02, 2020 | 01:39

We should also mention that last month, NASA has picked Starship from SpaceX as one of the spacecraft which could be in charge of taking astronauts to the moon, as part of the agency's Artemis Program, in 2024. soil in nine years. If everything goes as planned, the first viable monetary Crew mission will come later this year, taking US astronauts Michael Hopkins, conqueror Glover and Shannon Walker as well as Japan's Soichi Noguchi to the spot station for a six-month mission.

by | June 02, 2020 | 00:46

It was the first time a privately built and owned spacecraft carried astronauts to the orbiting lab in its almost 20 years. This story is developing. This automated docking capability is a significant upgrade for the Crew Dragon. At the conclusion of the mission, Behnken and Hurley will board Crew Dragon, which will then autonomously undock, depart the space station, and re-enter Earth's atmosphere.

by | June 01, 2020 | 18:23

A spokesperson for Russia's space agency took a dig at the USA after the successful launch of two US astronauts aboard a SpaceX craft bound for the International Space Station (ISS)-while also describing President Donald Trump's praise of the successful mission as "hysteria".

by | June 01, 2020 | 14:06

According to The Verge's latest report, the successful mission brought SpaceX's first crew to the orbiting outpost, marking another milestone for the first crewed mission of SpaceX's Crew Dragon after it launched on May 30, from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

by | June 01, 2020 | 09:21

Demo-2 astronaut Doug Hurley says goodbye to his family from inside the Tesla that transported him and his crewmate Bob Behnken to the launch pad, on May 30, 2020. "US President (Donald) Trump reestablished a body - the National Space Council - to set policy goals". "I really think it's a demonstration of the trust they had both in the NASA team and the SpaceX team to get them safely to orbit", he said.

by | June 01, 2020 | 07:54

May 30, 2020. "Dragon was huffing and puffing all the way into orbit, and we were definitely driving or riding a dragon all the way up", he said. According to NASA, SpaceX, along with Boeing , which is also developing rockets, will be able to launch crews to low-Earth orbit, allowing the government agency to focus on deep space missions - with an eye towards Mars .

by | June 01, 2020 | 05:55

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley , the pair chosen for the mission due to their experience and expertise flying new vehicles, reported that the spacecraft was performing well. On the ISS, the astronauts will perform tests and join one United States astronaut and two Russians who are now onboard the station. U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence flew to Florida for the launch, the second time this week.

by | June 01, 2020 | 05:52

Not only will this be the first time that the privately owned company is sending astronauts into space, but it will be the first time that astronauts have launched from the United States in almost a decade. President Donald Trump , Vice President Mike Pence, and SpaceX founder Elon Musk will be among those watching in person as the Falcon 9 rocket takes off with the capsule attached.

by | June 01, 2020 | 01:22

The docking was a delicate and unsafe part of the mission. The two astronauts onboard worked with SpaceX mission control to verify that the spacecraft was performing as intended by testing the environmental control system, the displays and control system, and maneuvering the thrusters, among other things.

by | May 31, 2020 | 23:40

The blast is a setback for SpaceX owner Elon Musk's starship project, which is created to take humans to Mars. This test was conducted in the intension of testing and developing the Starship - SpaceX's new spacecraft for its next mission.

by | May 31, 2020 | 23:36

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft lifts off in Florida. You can also check the website Heavens Above to track the flight, which also provides sighting times for your specific location. "We're going to stay vigilant until we bring them safely home". Late in the countdown, Launch Weather Officer Mike McAleenan with the U.S. Air Force 45 Weather Squadron reported conditions were "go".

by | May 31, 2020 | 07:52

Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley became the first US astronauts to head into orbit from American soil since 2011, when the Space Shuttle program ended and NASA astronauts began relying on rides in Russian Soyuz capsules to reach orbit.

by | May 31, 2020 | 05:27

The successful launch of Crew Dragon is an historic step for SpaceX, the private spaceflight company founded by Elon Musk . Twelve minutes into the flight, NASA announced that the Crew Dragon spacecraft had separated from the Falcon 9's second stage, which meant that spacecraft was in its desired orbit.

by | May 30, 2020 | 11:39

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley (left) and Robert Behnken (right) participate in a dress rehearsal for launch at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 23, 2020. The presence of strong electric fields in the area is a good indication that there is the potential for lightning in the clouds around the launch site.

by | May 30, 2020 | 09:09

At 2 pm, the centre of Tropical Depression Bertha was located near latitude 33.7 North, longitude 80.2 West. Bertha is expected to produce total rain accumulation of 2 to 4 inches with isolated totals of 8 inches across eastern and central SC into west central to far southeastern North Carolina and southwest Virginia.

by | May 30, 2020 | 02:49

Officially, the FAA has granted SpaceX permission to conduct what it terms "reusable launch vehicle" missions, which essentially means that the Starship prototype is now cleared to take-off from, and land back at, the launch site SpaceX operates in Boca Chica.

by | May 30, 2020 | 00:27

But yesterday, the two astronauts who were sat in the Crew Dragon capsule for two hours before the postponement were unable to hide their disappointment at the setback. The 45th Space Wing forecasts a 50 percent chance of weather affecting the launch Saturday. The weekend launch could be aborted if any of a dozen weather rules are violated for various cloud, wind and precipitation scenarios.

by | May 29, 2020 | 19:38

NASA's chief of human exploration has resigned just days before the first astronaut launch in almost a decade from Kennedy Space Center. He and astronaut Robert Behnken will be the first humans to fly on SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule , which was tested with a dummy previous year.

by | May 29, 2020 | 18:09

History was postponed today as NASA and SpaceX were forced to scrub the historic Demo-2 mission 17 minutes before its scheduled liftoff. "If somebody told me in 2002 that I would be standing here with NASA's administrator, meeting the astronauts, and the rocket and spacecraft on Pad 39A, the best pad in the world, it's an honor to be there, I would have thought 'man, I don't know what you're talking about'".

by | May 28, 2020 | 22:58

Orbiting about 250 miles above Earth, the space station-about the size of a football field-typically houses six astronauts who conduct scientific experiments. "SpaceX has gone all out" on the capsule's appearance, Hurley added. They're made from gold, brass and aluminium. NASA came up with news of resignation.

by | May 28, 2020 | 11:38

The news comes as Google and Apple announced that they would ban the use of location tracking in apps that use their contact-tracing API, which uses Bluetooth signals to detect encounters but does not use or store Global Positioning System location data.

by | May 28, 2020 | 04:26

By the afternoon, the temperature at Gatineau Airport reached 32.5 C, while the temperature with the humidex in Ottawa made it feel like 39 C. Temperatures are forecast to hit 30 degrees today and tomorrow with humidex values at 36 degrees.

by | May 28, 2020 | 04:13

She said the spread in urban centres poses a challenge for public health officials when it comes to testing and tracing. "I was sad, I was shocked, I was disappointed, I was angry". To date, 36 members of the Canadian Forces have come down with COVID-19 while working, up from 28 cases less than a week ago. Hawthorne Place Care Centre has seen 39 residents die - roughly double the number of fatalities at the time military help was requested.