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Matt HaskellFebruary seventh In a shock announcement on Monday, February 1, and scheduled to be dropped at the lots by a Tremendous Bowl advert, SpaceX has introduced the primary all civilian mission of their Dragon spacecraft, helmed by billionaire Jared Isaacman, in monetary help of St. Jude.

Matt HaskellFebruary 4th Below completely clear skies, a SpaceX Falcon 9 took to the skies over Cape Canaveral House Drive Station’s House Launch Advanced 40, taking one other batch of 60 Starlink satellites to orbit.

Nicholas D’AlessandroFebruary 2nd SpaceX was lastly in a position to launch its Starship SN9 prototype in a much-anticipated sophomore outing for the high-altitude check flight program. Nonetheless, an engine difficulty appeared to trigger the automobile to land explosively.

Derek RichardsonFebruary 2nd Late on Feb. 1, the Federal Aviation Administration granted approval for SpaceX to check its Starship SN9 prototype as early as Feb. 2.

Cullen DesforgesFebruary 2nd Practically two weeks after the primary try, NASA and prime contractor Boeing introduced their determination to proceed with a second scorching fireplace check of the House Launch System core stage.

Derek RichardsonFebruary 1st Within the second spacewalk in lower than per week, two NASA astronauts ventured outdoors the Worldwide House Station to wrap up a battery improve challenge began 4 years in the past, and accomplished numerous different small duties.

Nicholas D’AlessandroJanuary twenty ninth Whereas SpaceX and Starship SN9 proceed to face regulatory holds from the Federal Aviation Administration for flight certification, Starship SN10 has been rolled out to the launch pad.

Derek RichardsonJanuary twenty eighth When SpaceX workers in South Texas awakened this morning, they probably anticipated they’d be flying their Starship SN9 prototype on a high-altitude check, hopefully ending with a profitable touchdown. Nonetheless, the regulatory course of appeared to maintain the check article firmly planted on the bottom.

Derek RichardsonJanuary twenty seventh Two NASA astronauts carried out the primary spacewalk of 2021 on the Worldwide House Station to attach cables to a brand new European science platform in addition to put together the outpost for future energy upgrades.

Nicholas D’AlessandroJanuary twenty sixth SpaceX’s Starship SN9 continues the corporate’s theme of ultra-rapid improvement, with the subsequent high-altitude flight check coming as early as this week.

Cullen DesforgesJanuary twenty fifth #ICYMI: Over the weekend, SpaceX launched Transporter-1, a devoted Falcon 9 rideshare mission.

Cullen DesforgesJanuary twentieth KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX has efficiently launched its seventeenth batch of Starlink satellites this morning aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.

Cullen DesforgesJanuary 18th After a number of hours crammed with hopeful anticipation, California-based Virgin Orbit efficiently air-launched its LauncherOne rocket Jan. 17 over the Mojave Desert.

Derek RichardsonJanuary seventeenth For the primary time, NASA fired up the core stage for its House Launch System rocket, which is designed to ship people into deep area. Nonetheless, an anomaly prompted the engines to close down a lot sooner than deliberate.

Sean CostelloJanuary sixteenth Below blue Florida skies, NASA put in movement the subsequent section of preparations for the primary House Launch System (SLS) mission, Artemis I, with the shifting of the Orion capsule from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Constructing to the Multi-Payload Processing Facility.

Derek RichardsonJanuary thirteenth SpaceX’s CRS-21 cargo Dragon spacecraft has returned to Earth, splashing down within the Gulf of Mexico simply off the coast of Tampa, Florida.

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