NASA and SpaceX are studying sending a private crew to boost Hubble’s orbit

NASA and SpaceX are studying sending a private crew to boost Hubble’s orbit

SpaceX and NASA have signed a new agreement to study the feasibility of sending a commercial crew in a SpaceX Dragon to boost the orbit of the Hubble Space Telescope. If completed, the mission could extend the operational lifespan of the telescope by as much as 20 years. NASA officials cautioned that today’s news is […]

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NASA orders five more astronaut transportation flights from SpaceX for $1.4 billion

NASA orders five more astronaut transportation flights from SpaceX for $1.4 billion

NASA has finalized an agreement with SpaceX to purchase five more astronaut transportation missions to and from the International Space Station, further entrenching the space company’s position as the prime services vendor for the space agency. The new contract — for the Crew-10, Crew-11, Crew-12, Crew-13 and Crew-14 missions — is valued at $1.4 billion. […]

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Watch the Crew-4 mission launch at the crack of dawn in ‘Freedom’ Dragon capsule

Watch the Crew-4 mission launch at the crack of dawn in ‘Freedom’ Dragon capsule

Update: The launch was successful and they should dock this evening as planned. Update 2: All aboard! The International Space Station will receive a few fresh faces tomorrow morning, along with some potentially interesting experiments for on-orbit testing. It will be the fourth crewed mission aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule — this one, dubbed “Freedom,” […]

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