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‘It was a little Wild West early on’: SpaceX’s president says the rocket company’s failures have prepared it to launch its first NASA astronauts

NASA’s is preparing to launch astronauts from American soil, with an American rocket and spaceship, for the first time in nearly a decade. SpaceX plans to launch the astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, on May 27 through a Commercial Crew Program mission called Demo-2. Gwynne Shotwell, the president and COO of SpaceX, told Business […]

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NASA sets a date for historic SpaceX launch, the first flight of NASA crews from U.S. in nearly a decade

While the date could change — in spaceflight they often do — the announcement marks a significant milestone in NASA’s winding, at times tortuous, journey to regain its human spaceflight wings since it retired the space shuttle in 2011. This time, though, the launch will be markedly different from any other in the history of […]