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Space Flight: Then and Now

Regardless of whatever controversy may be going on with the rest of the world, the space program is showing no signs of slowing down.  In fact, it’s the strongest it’s been in a very long time.  Last week marked exactly a year since SpaceX and NASA made history with the launch of CrewDragon on May…

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Bezos says Blue Origin will take the first woman to moon’s surface

Blue Origin leads a “national team” as the prime contractor that it assembled in 2019 to help build its Blue Moon lander. That team includes Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corp and Draper. Blue Origin has vied for lucrative government contracts in recent years and is competing with rival billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Dynetics,…

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SpaceX plans for Starship test flight next week, which Elon Musk gives 1-in-3 odds of landing intact

SpaceX is aiming to launch its latest Starship rocket prototype as early as “next week,” CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday, in what would be the company’s most ambitious flight test of the rocket to date. Musk confirmed that Starship prototype Serial Number 8, or SN8, successfully completed a test firing of its three engines ahead of…

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