SpaceX cuts Plans for Powered Dragon Landings, places Focus on Commercial Crew

SpaceX decided against the company’s previous plan of having their next generation Dragon spacecraft return to Earth via a powered landing to bring back cargo and crews from the International Space Station, company chief Elon Musk said on Wednesday at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Washington.

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Progress MS-06 Cargo Ship completes flawless Rendezvous & Docking with fresh Supplies for ISS

Russia’s Progress MS-06 spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, conducting a fully automated rendezvous culminating in docking to the aft end of the complex to mark the delivery of 2,500 Kilograms of food fuel and supplies aboard the orbiting laboratory.

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Progress MS-06 Cargo Ship Dispatched on ISS Supply Run by Soyuz 2-1A Rocket

A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket arced into overcast skies over the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, embarking on a nine-minute climb into orbit with the Progress MS-06 cargo spacecraft headed to the International Space Station.

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Photos: Soyuz Rocket Rolls Out for Progress MS-06 Launch

Russia’s Soyuz 2-1A launch vehicle, tasked with carrying a Progress cargo ship into orbit on Wednesday, was moved to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday for the standard two-day on-pad campaign to prepare for countdown operations.

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First Re-Used Dragon Arrives at Space Station with Critical Science-Enabling Cargo

A busy period of traffic wrapped up at the International Space Station on Monday with the successful capture of the SpaceX Dragon SpX-11 spacecraft, marking that craft’s second arrival at the orbiting laboratory as the first re-used Dragon following up on a visit in 2014 with the delivery of a second batch of cargo.

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Dragon & Falcon 9 put on Spectacular Show over Europe

Observers in Western and Central Europe were treated to a unique sight passing overhead Saturday night when the freshly launched SpaceX Dragon along with its second stage and two protective covers streaked across the sky just minutes after lifting off from Florida’s Space Coast.

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Cygnus S.S. John Glenn departs ISS for Week-Long Free Flight for Fire Experiment, CubeSat Release

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA-7 resupply craft departed the International Space Station on Sunday after a six-week stay to head for a week-long free flight for the deployment of small CubeSats and the third iteration of NASA’s Spacecraft Fire Experiment

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Videos: Cygnus OA-7 Unberthing & Departure

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA-7 resupply craft departed the International Space Station on Sunday after a 43-day stay to head for a week-long free flight for the deployment of small CubeSats and the third iteration of NASA’s Spacecraft Fire Experiment that explores how large-scale fires spread in microgravity to improve the safety of future crewed spacecraft.

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