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Two more astronauts added to SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission to the ISS

By |2020-04-02T22:58:22-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

NASA and SpaceX are under two months away from their currently scheduled launch date for the first crewed missions of American astronauts, on American rockets, from American soil; but that doesn't mean it's too early to plan for what's coming after that.

SpaceX loses Crew Dragon mockup capsule during parachute test

By |2020-04-02T23:00:39-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

SpaceX announced that one of their final preparation tests with their Crew Dragon capsule's parachute systems did not go as planned. The company and their test operators were forced to drop their Crew Dragon mockup capsule early during the test to protect the safety of the helicopter crew.

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