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NASA, SpaceX Eye March 2 Launch for Crew Dragon Unmanned Test Flight

NASA and SpaceX announced plans to launch on March 2 the first unmanned test flight of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. The space agency said Friday the Demonstration Mission-1 will take off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, which aims to utilize U.S.-built and operated private space vehicles to bring astronauts to the ISS and other low-Earth orbit destinations.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Delivers Crew Module Engines for Boeing CST-100 Spacecraft

Aerojet Rocketdyne has produced and delivered engines that Boeing will integrate into spacecraft the latter company is building under NASA‘s Commercial Crew Program. Boeing will install MR-104J engines on the CST-100 Starliner crew module inside the  Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday. Each Starliner capsule …

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Leanne Caret: Boeing Sees Growth Opportunities in Satellites, Space Exploration

Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, told CNBC in a video interview aired Friday, that the company considers space exploration and satellite business as “key” growth opportunities. “I think there’s an excitement about space that we haven’t seen in the last few decades that’s really keeping the conversation going …

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Report: SpaceX to Establish Dragon Spacecraft Refurbishment Facility at Cape Canaveral Landing Zone

SpaceX‘s proposal to build a temporary Dragon spacecraft processing and refurbishment facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida has secured approval from the state’s environmental regulatory agency, Florida Today reported Friday. Florida Today obtained permitting documents that say the St. Johns River Water Management District has given SpaceX …

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Boeing Tests CST-100 Starliner Parachute System at Spaceport America Facility

Boeing has launched a parachute system of its crew capsule at Spaceport America‘s purpose-built commercial spaceport in New Mexico to verify the inflation characteristics and landing system performance of the platform during touchdown. Spaceport America said Friday the CST-100 Starliner Parachute System Test Launch utilized a giant helium-filled balloon that carried a flight-sized boilerplate spacecraft 40,000 feet above …

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ManTech Gets Air Force Contract to Support Stratcom, NASA Human Spaceflight Programs

The U.S. Air Force has awarded ManTech International a four-year, $8.7 million contract to support the U.S. Strategic Command’s Human Space Flight Support program as well as NASA‘s Commercial Crew Program and Orion requirements. The military branch received two bids for the contract via a competitive solicitation under the General Services Administration‘s One Acquisition Solution for …

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