SpaceX set to launch space station’s next astronaut crew for NASA

SpaceX set to launch space stations next astronaut crew for

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 26 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX was due to launch the next long-duration astronaut crew to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA early on Wednesday, including a medical doctor turned spacewalker and a geologist specializing in Martian landslides. The SpaceX launch vehicle, consisting of a two-stage Falcon 9 … Read more

Jared Isaacman, who led the first all-private astronaut mission to orbit, has commissioned 3 more flights from SpaceX

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The first flight, which could come by the end of the year, will aim to send a crew of four farther than any other human spaceflight in 50 years and feature the first private-citizen spacewalk, Isaacman said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Post. The second flight also would be aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, … Read more

Thomas Pesquet: 1st French astronaut to command the International Space Station

Thomas Pesquet 1st French astronaut to command the International Space

Thomas Pesquet is a European Space Agency astronaut who was the first person from France to command the International Space Station. While Pesquet’s background is in spacecraft design and control, he is also well-known for engagement activities in space such as playing music or performing regular tours of the International Space Station (ISS). He even … Read more

SpaceX doctor finally gets his shot to be a NASA astronaut

SpaceX doctor finally gets his shot to be a NASA

When astronauts return to Earth, Dr. Anil Menon is often among the first to welcome them home. A lean man, sometimes clad in black SpaceX scrubs and a face mask, he might easily disappear into the background of historic photos. But look carefully and you’ll notice a dragon peeking out of his sleeve. The tattoo … Read more

SpaceX’s all-civilian Inspiration4 astronaut crew flew a meteorite back to space (briefly)

SpaceXs all civilian Inspiration4 astronaut crew flew a meteorite back to

After spending 50,000 years on Earth, a meteorite got the chance to visit space again for almost three days, during the all-civilian Inspiration4 mission in September. Pilot Sian Proctor shared a video on Twitter Friday (Dec. 10) showing a fragment of the immense Canyon Diablo space rock that slammed into northern Arizona, forming Barringer Crater (better … Read more

A look into the astronaut village of Blue Origin, where space tourists sleep in Airstream trailers and hang out by a fireplace: “It’s not a five-star hotel”.

Blue Origin/Joe Raedle/Getty Images Blue Origin passengers sleep in Airstream trailers in the company’s astronaut village before takeoff. Passenger Chris Boshuizen told Insider that the caravans reminded him of the Apollo era. There is a restaurant, bar and fire pit where passengers and staff meet in the afternoons. Space tourists who want to fly 62 … Read more

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