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NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch

31 May 2020, 8:27 AM

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from US soil in nine years.

Coronavirus deals blow to NASA’s 2024 return-to-moon plan

21 March 2020, 8:37 AM

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has dealt a blow to NASA’s plan to return Americans to the moon by 2024, as the space agency chief on Thursday ordered the temporary closure of two rocket production facilities after an employee tested positive for the illness.

‘Bull’s-eye’ landing caps Boeing’s faulty astronaut capsule test mission

23 December 2019, 3:31 PM

Boeing Co’s Starliner astronaut spacecraft made a “bull’s-eye” landing in the New Mexico desert on Sunday, a successful ending to a crewless test mission that two days earlier failed to reach the orbit needed to dock with the International Space Station.

‘Not for the faint of heart:’ Critical landing test ahead for Boeing Starliner

22 December 2019, 9:04 AM

The Boeing Co Starliner spacecraft that failed in its mission to reach the International Space Station was due to barrel down to the Earth’s surface early on Sunday with the daunting task of landing safely.

NASA unveils its first electric airplane – a work in progress

9 November 2019, 8:35 AM

NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 “Maxwell,” on Friday at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert.

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