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NASA and SpaceX targeting mid-to-late May for first astronaut launch, despite coronavirus pandemic

NASA and SpaceX issued a media accreditation invitation on Wednesday for their Demonstration Mission 2 (aka Demo-2) commercial crew launch – the first in the commercial crew program that will carry actual astronauts to space. The invite includes...

Rocket Lab to acquire satellite hardware maker Sinclair Interplanetary

Rocket Lab is acquiring Sinclair Interplanetary, a manufacturer of spacecraft hardware based in Toronto that has provided hardware for more than 90 satellites sent to orbit to date, including AstroDigital, BlackSky, ALE and Rocket Lab itself. Sinclair ...

Launches from Europe’s spaceport are suspended in light of COVID-19

Despite indications just a few days ago that launches as soon as later this month were on track as planned, Arianespace announced on Monday that they made the tough call to suspend operations at the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s...

Watch SpaceX launch the last of its original Dragon spacecraft to resupply the ISS tonight

SpaceX is launching its 20th resupply mission the International Space Station tonight, but this one has a bittersweet twist: It’s the last such mission that will use the first iteration of the Dragon spacecraft that has flown on...

SpaceX wins the $117 million launch contract to explore Psyche’s heavy metal asteroid

SpaceX has won the launch contract for NASA’s 2022 mission to explore the mineral-rich asteroid known as Psyche, the space agency announced today, including launch services and other mission-related costs valued at $117 million — remarkably low for...

SpaceX could catch future Crew Dragons with astronauts onboard using ships at sea

SpaceX demonstrated a safety system that will protect astronauts in the case of any unfortunate unforeseen accidents in future Crew Dragon flights, which included the spacecraft splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean, but during a post-mission press conference SpaceX...

Watch SpaceX launch its Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft for a key safety test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhrkdHshb3E SpaceX is looking to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft using a Falcon 9 rocket today, in a crucial test of the human-rated spacecraft’s In-Flight Abort (IFA) system. This safety feature will separate the Crew Dragon from the Falcon...

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft has a key launch Saturday – here’s what’s going down

SpaceX and NASA are getting ready for a key test of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon commercial crew spacecraft on Saturday, and this should be the last major milestone that SpaceX has to pass in terms of demonstration missions before...
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The solution proposed by Iker Casillas to end the season in Europe

The former captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish team and who intends to stand for election to the...
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Elizabeth II addresses the British to ask for "unity" in the face of the pandemic

Elizabeth II addresses the British to ask for "unity" in the face of the pandemic <img src = "https://intallaght.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/1586121773.jpg" alt="Queen...

Closed movie theaters and productions stopped by coronavirus: measures for the audiovisual sector

With the aim of mitigating the financial impact on the sector, ProimAGES Colombia announces different measures that Colombian filmmakers can take advantage of, such...

America prepares for its "toughest week039; quot;

America prepares for its "toughest week039; quot; <img src = "https://intallaght.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/1586117871.jpg" alt="Donald Trump, during a press conference at the White...

Soccer in literature: ten books to quarantine

Throughout the history of literature there has always been a gap for stories in which the ball has had relevance. From wars, murders and...