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SpaceX Falcon 9 aborted fractions of a second before Starlink launch

By |2020-04-02T23:02:30-04:00March 15th, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

SpaceX aborted the launch of their Falcon 9 rocket carrying their next batch of Starlink satellites just fractions of a second prior to the scheduled liftoff time.

What to expect for the SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test

By |2020-03-21T15:33:41-04:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

SpaceX is ready for a major demonstration with their Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test, a major milestone before SpaceX begins flying astronauts.

Boeing CST-100 Starliner Pad Abort Test Results

By |2020-03-21T15:34:30-04:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At first glance the test seemed pretty successful but it didn't quite go exactly to plan. The camerawork here was enough to make you want to bang your head against the wall but aside from that you may have noticed that I said three main parachutes and clearly the Starliner Descended under only two main parachutes. This was in fact an anomaly and was not supposed to happen.