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NASA Successfully Completes Dramatic In-Flight Test of Orion’s Abort System

NASA reached an important stepping stone to a crewed mission to the Moon yesterday, with a successful demonstration of the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system. Read More >>

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Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Programme Hits More Delays, First Crewed Flight Won’t Happen Until 2019

Boeing has delayed two critical tests of its CST-100 Starliner crew capsule following an engine failure during another test in June, setting back the timeline for its plans to use the craft to shuttle crew back and forth from the International Space Station or other possible future in-orbit destinations as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Read More >>

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Rocks Latest Hover Tests

Go go Dragon! SpaceX just posted video of its prototype Dragon 2 spacecraft testing its ability to hover. Once certified, this spacecraft will carry astronauts to the space station as part of NASA’s commercial crew program. Flights are tentatively planned to start in 2017. Read More >>