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SpaceX Crew-1 Mission: Four Astronauts launched into space

On November 16, 2020, SpaceX launched four astronauts into the space under Mission Crew 1. The Crew Dragon capsule becomes the first spacecraft to be certified by NASA after 40 years. Being the first in a series, there will be regular flights by the SpaceX to the International Space Station. Highlights The SpaceX Falcon 9 ..

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What is SpaceX-NASA’s upcoming CREW1 mission?

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft will lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 14, 2020. The spacecraft will carry a crew of four people to the International Space Station (ISS) for a 6-month-long mission. Just before the mission, NASA has also provided its first spacecraft certification by certifying SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule ..

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NASA launches SS Kalpana Chawla Cargo Spacecraft

On October 2, 2020, NASA launched a commercial spacecraft named after Indian Origin deceased NASA Astronaut “Kalpana Chawla”. The spacecraft carried 4 tonnes of cargo including refined radishes for the International Space Station. Highlights The spacecraft was built by a Virginia based company Northrop Grunman. It currently holds space station resupply contract with NASA. It ..

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SpaceX: First Private Space Company to send NASA astronauts to space

The SpaceX has become the first private rocket company to send astronauts to space. The company sent Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to space initiating a new business model for NASA. Highlights According to the US Government, the mission will end the reliance of NASA on Russian space rockets. Why is a private Space Company ..

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SpaceX to send astronauts to ISS in May

America-based Private space agency owned by Elon Musk, SpaceX will send astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time in May. This was announced by NASA, which also revealed that the first crewed launch from the United States to the ISS platform since 2011 is to be sent through SpaceX. The space company will launch a Falcon 9 rocket to transport NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ..

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