Twice-Flown Falcon 9 Booster pulls into Port Canaveral for Well-Deserved Retirement

SpaceX’s twice-flown Falcon 9 booster pulled into Florida’s Port Canaveral at sunrise on Tuesday, rounding up its second trip to the edge of space and back to lift the company’s reuse ambitions to the next level via proving Falcon 9 first stages can be flown repeatedly.

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Crew Emergency Egress System Installed at Atlas V Launch Pad ahead of Starliner Missions

A zipline system designed to carry astronauts to safety in case of an on-pad anomaly finished installation into the Crew Access Tower at Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 41 from where crews will take off aboard Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft as early as 2018 atop Atlas V rockets.

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Orbital ATK Advances Next-Generation Launch Vehicle Design through Critical Review Stage

Orbital ATK on Monday announced major progress on the company’s Next Generation Launch Vehicle (NGL), outlining design details of an intermediate- and large-class space launch vehicle capable of serving the commercial and government launch market.

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ULA Receives Contract Modifications for 2020 National Reconnaissance Office Launches

The U.S. Air Force has awarded United Launch Alliance two launch contracts for classified National Reconnaissance Office Missions targeting liftoff in 2020 atop Atlas V and Delta IV Heavy rockets.

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First Falcon 9 Re-Flight Achieves Successful Launch, Landing & Payload Fairing Recovery

With a feat 15 years in the making, SpaceX cemented its position as a trailblazer in commercial spaceflight on Thursday, launching a rocket with a previously flown first stage to lift the company’s re-use aspirations to a new level by sending a booster on its second trip into space and back.

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Busy Spacewalk outside ISS Highlights NASA’s Problem Solving Skills

Two veteran spacewalkers worked overtime outside the International Space Station on Thursday to outfit a recently relocated docking module, upgrade the Station’s external computer system and put in place a series of protective covers to shield a docking port against harmful debris impacts.

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After Tight Launch Flow, Falcon 9 Counts Down to Momentous Re-Flight Mission

SpaceX is counting down to the first re-flight mission of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket to mark another milestone on the path to achieving regular re-use of first stage boosters to drastically reduce the cost of delivering satellites to orbit.

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Spacewalkers to outfit Newly Relocated ISS Docking Module, upgrade External Computer System

Two experienced spacewalkers will venture outside the hatches of the International Space Station on Thursday to work on upgrading the Station’s external command and control system and outfit a recently relocated docking module to prepare for its role as a docking port for Commercial Crew vehicles.

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“Flight-Proven” Falcon 9 fires up for Static Test ahead of Historic Re-Flight Mission

SpaceX on Monday test fired the company’s first Falcon 9 rocket that will make a repeat trip to the edge of space to dispatch a payload into orbit, marking another milestone toward regular re-use of Falcon 9 first stages to revolutionize cost-effective access to space.

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