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Oct 25, 2021

Russian Space Agency Head says ‘SpaceX Is Qualified To Fly Russian Cosmonauts’

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In an interview with RT, the president of the Russian Federation’s national aerospace agency, Roscosmos, expressed satisfaction with the number of trips performed by the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).

After being developed for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Dragon recently achieved another historic milestone in aerospace history by ferrying a private crew to an orbit higher than the International Space Station (ISS), which serves as a global space laboratory.

Roscosmos uses Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft for its crewed flights, and it plans to stop its ISS missions by 2024. The station includes components from all over the world, and it will have spent 22 years in orbit in November, having been the only destination for travelers to space.

Oct 25, 2021

SpaceX Crew-3 Dragon Falcon 9 Launch — Manned SpaceX Live Mission to The ISS!

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We’re just 7 days away from the launch of Crew-3 to the ISS!

Mission livestream:

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Oct 25, 2021

SpaceX shows off its ‘Gateway to Mars’ for Starship launches in video

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SpaceX is hoping to launch its first orbital Starship test flight in the next few months from its Starbase facility in Texas and a new video captures the company’s work so far on the massive rocket.

The 90-second montage, which SpaceX showed off on Twitter, offers views of the company’s massive Starship spacecraft being wheeled to the launch pad, taking off, performing complex flips and then landing safely on the ground. You also catch a glimpse of Earth from up high.

Oct 25, 2021

SpaceX: Incredible video shows the Starship engine’s huge power

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Stand back.


SpaceX is currently developing the Starship, a stainless steel rocket designed to send humans to Mars and beyond. Elon Musk aims to establish a city on Mars by 2050.

Oct 24, 2021

NASA Issues Update on Lucy Spacecraft and Its Solar Array Problem

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Lucy Spacecraft Healthy as NASA

Established in 1,958 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government that succeeded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). It is responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. It’s vision is “To discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity.”

Oct 23, 2021

NASA Plans February Moon Launch With Giant Rocket

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A flight of the Space Launch System and Orion capsule without astronauts aboard is planned for early next year, a first, long-delayed step toward returning astronauts to the moon’s surface.

Oct 22, 2021

Planetary Protection Rules for Mars Could be Relaxed

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New Changes Proposed for Planetary Protection Guidelines, especially Mars missions.


But spacecraft searching for life will still have to be sterilized.

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Oct 22, 2021

China’s Shenzhou 14 is on standby to launch in case of space station emergency

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The spacecraft could launch with just 8.5 days’ notice.


China just launched what is planned to be its longest crewed mission to date, but the next spacecraft in the series is ready to blast off should the Shenzhou 13 astronauts need rescuing.

Shenzhou 13 lifted off on Oct. 15 with commander Zhai Zhigang and colleagues Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu arriving at the orbiting Tianhe module of the Tiangong space station 6.5 hours later. Back on the ground at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert, Shenzhou 14 and its Long March 2F launch vehicle are already on standby.

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Oct 22, 2021

Elon Musk: Starship will be ready for its first orbital launch attempt next month

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Starship will be ready for its orbital launch next month, pending regulatory approval — Elon Musk.


SpaceX’s Starship rocket is still being built in southeast Texas, with significant work being made on crucial parts like the launch tower construction and the installation of the vacuum-rated Raptor engines that will power the spacecraft once it reaches space.

Elon Musk claims that it might be ready for its maiden orbital flight attempt next month if it receives the necessary regulatory approvals.

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Oct 22, 2021

Big Breakthroughs: After Landing Taikonauts On ‘Space Station’, China Tests World’s ‘Largest Solid-Fuel Rocket Engine’

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Last week, China launched what was seen as its most ambitious manned space mission. Shortly after this, the communist country has announced another breakthrough in its rocket engine technology.

On October 16 China launched a spacecraft with three astronauts (taikonauts) on board, including a woman, into the core module of what is believed to be China’s own future space station in the Earth’s orbit. The astronauts are expected to stay in space for six months, which is the longest duration for a Chinese manned space mission so far.

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