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SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station
- June 01, 2020

After docking , Behnken and Hurley will be stationed on the ISS for a undetermined amount of time, depending on "readiness of the next commercial crew launch ", NASA said. "When I first came into office, three and a half years ago, NASA had lost its way, and the excitement, energy and ambition, as nearly everybody in this room knows, was gone", he said. (more...)
Watch the SpaceX craft carrying NASA astronauts dock with the ISS Watch the SpaceX craft carrying NASA astronauts dock with the ISS
- June 01, 2020

Their Dragon capsule - supplied and operated by the private SpaceX company - edged them into port on the high-flying lab's bow section. "It's been a real honor to be a small part of this nine-year endeavor since the last time a United States spaceship docked with the International Space Station ", Hurley said after docking completed. (more...)
SpaceX's Starship SN4 explodes during engine test SpaceX's Starship SN4 explodes during engine test
- May 31, 2020

The cause of the explosion is not yet known. SpaceX proposed Starship for the award. SpaceX is not having the best of luck this week - first the Falcon 9 launch was scrubbed Wednesday and now the firms' a prototype Starship rocket has exploded. (more...)
NASA astronauts board International Space Station in historic SpaceX mission NASA astronauts board International Space Station in historic SpaceX mission
- May 31, 2020

You can also check the website Heavens Above to track the flight, which also provides sighting times for your specific location. Hurley said the name was chosen to recognize the "incredible endeavor" that SpaceX and NASA have taken on in the wake of the space shuttle fleet's retirement in 2011. (more...)
SpaceX successfully launches manned spacecraft SpaceX successfully launches manned spacecraft
- May 31, 2020

The California-based SpaceX Aerospace Co.is owned by billionaire Elon Musk . Today, on Saturday, May 30th, NASA and SpaceX successfully launched the Crew Dragon to space with two astronauts for the first time. Behnken is the joint operations commander for the Demo-2 mission, responsible for activities such as rendezvous, docking and undocking, as well as activities while the spacecraft is docked to the space station. (more...)
Watch SpaceX and NASA make history Watch SpaceX and NASA make history
- May 31, 2020

The mission comes despite nationwide shutdowns caused by the coronavirus crisis and protests in several USA cities over the killing of a black man in Minneapolis by a white police officer. "I'm so proud of the people at NASA, all the people that worked together, public and private. When you see a sight like that it's incredible", Trump said. (more...)
NASA Set Launch Date for First Operational SpaceX Crew Dragon Mission NASA Set Launch Date for First Operational SpaceX Crew Dragon Mission
- May 31, 2020

Nasa asked private companies such as Space X and Boeing to design the technologies which would allow passengers to travel to space, while opting to pay Russian Federation to send American astronauts to the space station as an interim arrangement. (more...)
Long Island serial killer victim IDed 2 decades later Long Island serial killer victim IDed 2 decades later
- May 30, 2020

The Gilgo Beach killings , an unsolved case that has dredged up the remains of 10 people, has led to the hunt for a possible serial killer in suburban NY who has never been found. Suffolk County investigators are continuing to try and identify the two bodies under their jurisdiction, though DNA samples are more degraded than those of Mack, Hart said. (more...)
SpaceX creates a spacecraft docking video game simulator SpaceX creates a spacecraft docking video game simulator
- May 30, 2020

You can play the game here. According to the new game's opening slide, this is the actual interface on which astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, Crew Dragon's inaugural test pilots, have been. "NASA's quarantine rules are created to protect astronaut crews while allowing them to continue working closely together, by limiting who can be in close proximity to them and ensuring they stay in environments in which their exposure to contagions or other hazardous materials can be tightly ... (more...)
NOAA satellite sees Tropical Storm Bertha organizing NOAA satellite sees Tropical Storm Bertha organizing
- May 30, 2020

On the forecast track, Bertha will move across northern SC later today and into central North Carolina by tonight. In parts of SC on Wednesday, Bertha was producing winds of 35 miles an hour, and the Weather Service warned that some power outages were possible as trees in the rain-soaked ground toppled. (more...)
Former WYMT anchor prepares to host second attempt of NASA SpaceX launch Former WYMT anchor prepares to host second attempt of NASA SpaceX launch
- May 30, 2020

NASA and SpaceX are prepared for a second attempt at launching astronauts into space from the United States for the firsts time since 2011 this Saturday, after a previous attempt was abandoned due to poor weather. The number of employees, journalists and guests allowed at the space center remained extremely limited because of the coronavirus outbreak. "If Saturday is scrubbed due to weather, there are similar conditions expected on Sunday", Jeras said. (more...)
SpaceX prototype vehicle explodes during engine test SpaceX prototype vehicle explodes during engine test
- May 30, 2020

The vehicle erupted soon after a trial known as a static fire test, which initially appeared successful, CNBC reported . SpaceX had just secured FAA approval to fly its Starship prototype for short, suborbital test flights earlier this week. (more...)
How to watch SpaceX's first crewed launch Saturday How to watch SpaceX's first crewed launch Saturday
- May 30, 2020

Everybody was ready today, and we appreciate that and the ship was great. The forecast for Sunday is slightly better, with a 60% chance of acceptable weather as opposed to Saturday's 50%. Hurley was on that mission as well. The limitations set by SpaceX and NASA officials were exceeded on Wednesday. It would also represent a major step forward for the US space agency: Since the end of the Shuttle program in 2011, USA astronauts have relied on Russian Soyuz spacecraft to travel into orbit. (more...)
NASA’s head of human spaceflight resigns days ahead of Crew Dragon launch NASA’s head of human spaceflight resigns days ahead of Crew Dragon launch
- May 29, 2020

Doug Loverro speaks at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana shortly after taking his place as the space agency's associate administrator for human exploration and operations in 2019. "It had to do with moving fast on Artemis, and I don't want to characterize it in any more detail than that", Loverro told the Post. Congress is demanding more information about Loverro's departure after it came about a week before the maiden voyage of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule next ... (more...)
NASA Postpones 1st Commercial Space Flight NASA Postpones 1st Commercial Space Flight
- May 29, 2020

SpaceX and NASA are streaming the launch from takeoff all the way until Crew Dragon docks with the ISS, and it should take the capsule about 19 hours to travel from Florida to the space station. In fact, we just saw SpaceX founder Elon Musk visit suited up astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, exchanging a few words before liftoff time. (more...)
Fast Radio Bursts Help Solve the Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts Help Solve the Mystery of "Missing" Matter
- May 29, 2020

Over the years, a number of different methods have been used to try to detect the missing matter, but researchers weren't able to adequately detect all the normal matter across the universe, mostly because they focused in on specific regions of space. (more...)
NASA Astronauts Arrive in Florida Week Before SpaceX Flight NASA Astronauts Arrive in Florida Week Before SpaceX Flight
- May 28, 2020

Mr Hurley, the spacecraft commander in charge of the launch, landing and recovery of the vehicle, was a fighter pilot in the US Marine Corps. A new era in space begins Wednesday with the launch by SpaceX of two NASA astronauts into space, a capability that for six decades symbolized the power of a handful of states, and which the United States itself had been deprived of for nine years. (more...)
SpaceX, NASA closely monitoring weather prior to historic astronaut launch SpaceX, NASA closely monitoring weather prior to historic astronaut launch
- May 28, 2020

While SpaceX said the weather was being watched closely, both astronauts expressed confidence in morning tweets. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Brevard County, Florida, including the area near the Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, May 27, ahead of SpaceX's planned launch of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. (more...)
Amnesty hits back at Hancock for dismissing privacy concerns over NHS app Amnesty hits back at Hancock for dismissing privacy concerns over NHS app
- May 28, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a COVID-19 survivor, is set to unveil a comprehensive plan on getting the United Kingdom out of the lockdown in place to curb the spread of the virus later this week, with the state-funded National Health Service (NHS) initiating the process with a trial of its new contact tracing app in the Isle of Wight region on England on Tuesday. (more...)
Heat warning issued for Waterloo Region, Guelph and surrounding areas Heat warning issued for Waterloo Region, Guelph and surrounding areas
- May 28, 2020

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Waterloo Region and the surrounding area as temperatures push 30 degrees Celsius. Hot conditions are expected to continue for most areas on Wednesday. As the heat warning continues, officials say to drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. They're reminding people not to leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle. (more...)