SpaceX’s Starman and Elon Musk’s Tesla just made their 1st Mars flyby | Space

Starman got less than 5 million miles from the Red Planet. Starman just cruised by Mars for the first time. The spacesuit-clad mannequin is “driving” SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, which launched in February 2018 on the debut flight of the company’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket. And the duo just hit a big […]

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NASA Announces Astronauts to Fly on SpaceX Crew-2 Mission | NASA

The members of the SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station. Picture from left are NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet.Credits: NASA… more about this article in the link below… https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-astronauts-to-fly-on-spacex-crew-2-mission-to-space-station

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Atlas 5 rocket runs through practice countdown before Mars rover launch – Spaceflight Now

The Atlas 5 rocket that will send NASA’s Perseverance rover toward Mars next month aced a countdown rehearsal Monday at Cape Canaveral, helping ensure the United Launch Alliance-built rocket is ready for liftoff during the rover’s 23-day launch window…More about this article in link below… https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/06/22/atlas-5-rocket-runs-through-practice-countdown-before-mars-rover-launch/

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SpaceX testing Falcon 9 rocket…

Video of SpaceX’s 5.2m fairing—designed in-house by SpaceX—undergoing testing in the world’s largest vacuum chamber at NASA Glenn Research Center — Plum Brook Station. SpaceX’s fairing is used to protect a satellite during launch. Separation occurs when the rocket is traveling over 5x faster than a speeding bullet, nearly 15x the speed of sound. The […]

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