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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.

SpaceX is preparing for the Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test

By |2020-03-21T15:37:48-04:00September 21st, 2019|Categories: Space Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SpaceX is in a little bit of a lull right now and it's actually it's not really a bad thing for SpaceX. They're actually in the unusual situation where they are ready before their customers are actually ready with their payloads. Still on track for 2019 we've got a couple of communication satellites that are still going to launch, we've got another resupply mission to the International Space Station that's scheduled for December, we've got a whole bunch of Starship and Super Heavy developments that are happening as well as potential Starship flights as early as next month and then we also have the In-Flight abort test and DM-2 missions for Crew Dragon that they're still trying to fit in for this year.