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SpaceX Demo-2 success ushers in new era in spaceflight, and India’s space ecosystem needs to adapt
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SpaceX Demo-2 success ushers in new era in spaceflight, and India’s space ecosystem needs to adapt

As the global space economy undergoes a massive disruption, and space becomes increasingly entrepreneurial, India is faced with an important choice.

NASA-SpaceX ends a nine-year launch drought in the US by successfully launching two astronauts
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NASA-SpaceX ends a nine-year launch drought in the US by successfully launching two astronauts

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on their way to the ISS and will dock automatically around 7.00 pm IST, 19 hours after the lift-off.

SpaceX-NASA mission: A breakdown on rocket, crew capsule, astronauts, launch sequence
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SpaceX-NASA mission: A breakdown on rocket, crew capsule, astronauts, launch sequence

This mission is the final test flight and if it is successful, then NASA will certify SpaceX to continue to fly humans to space.

Superhero spacesuits: Elon Musk’s SpaceX astronaut suit is like a Tuxedo for the Starship Enterprise
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Superhero spacesuits: Elon Musk’s SpaceX astronaut suit is like a Tuxedo for the Starship Enterprise

What the SpaceX suits evoke most of all is James Bond’s tuxedo if it were redesigned by Tony Stark as an upgrade for James T. Kirk’s next big adventure.

SpaceX reaches for milestone in human spaceflight – a private company will launch NASA astronauts into orbit
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SpaceX reaches for milestone in human spaceflight – a private company will launch NASA astronauts into orbit

Compared to an average space shuttle mission that cost US$1.6 billion, NASA is paying only $55 million per seat for SpaceX’s upcoming ISS flights.

A new era dawns in human spaceflight: SpaceX needs to get the rocket science right to launch the NASA astronauts
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A new era dawns in human spaceflight: SpaceX needs to get the rocket science right to launch the NASA astronauts

This launch will put SpaceX ahead of other commercial companies including Boeing’s Starliner and Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are badass astronauts and dads: SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell
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NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are badass astronauts and dads: SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell

Both are former military pilots who rose to the rank of colonel — Behnken in the US Air Force, Hurley in the Marines — before joining NASA in 2000.

What do we know spacex’s astronaut suits and the vehicle they use to travel to the launchpad; launch on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST
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What do we know spacex’s astronaut suits and the vehicle they use to travel to the launchpad; launch on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST

Musk named his rocket after the “Star Wars” Millennium Falcon and the capsule's name comes from his jab at the doubters when he started SpaceX.

Looking at the journey of how NASA and its astronauts became one of SpaceX’s biggest customers
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Looking at the journey of how NASA and its astronauts became one of SpaceX’s biggest customers

NASA planted the seeds for a commercial program, starting a competition for companies to send cargo to the International Space Station.

NASA has purchased an additional Soyuz seat from Russian space agency, as a failsafe, to ensure it will have a ride to the ISS
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NASA has purchased an additional Soyuz seat from Russian space agency, as a failsafe, to ensure it will have a ride to the ISS

NASA would compensate for bumping a Russian cosmonaut from the flight by flying their cargo to the ISS on a US-built spacecraft.

SpaceX to launch NASA astronauts on 31 May, 12.52 am IST: Here is how to watch it LIVE
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SpaceX to launch NASA astronauts on 31 May, 12.52 am IST: Here is how to watch it LIVE

If due to unforeseen circumstances, this mission is not able to launch, it has back-up dates on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST and Monday, 1 June, 12.30 am IST.

SpaceX's Demo-2 mission called off due to inclement weather, postponed to 31 May, 12.52 am IST
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SpaceX's Demo-2 mission called off due to inclement weather, postponed to 31 May, 12.52 am IST

NASA reported that they had been keeping an eye on the weather but rain, clouds, and lightning violated launch criteria throughout the day.

President Donal Trump to attend launch of NASA astronauts for the first time in nine years, from America
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President Donal Trump to attend launch of NASA astronauts for the first time in nine years, from America

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are scheduled to blast off on Thursday, 2.00 am IST from launch pad 39A from the Kennedy Space Centre.

Gaganyaan's astronauts have resumed their training in Russia after COVID-19 put it on hold
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Gaganyaan's astronauts have resumed their training in Russia after COVID-19 put it on hold

Four Indian Air Force fighter pilots are currently undergoing training in Moscow preparing to be potential candidates for the Gaganyaan project.

China's largest carrier rocket —  Long March-5B — launched an experimental spacecraft, for the first time
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China's largest carrier rocket — Long March-5B — launched an experimental spacecraft, for the first time

This was the first time the Chinese had launched the Long March-5B carrier rocket from Wenchang Space Launch Centre.

Astronaut Jessica Meirs, from the ISS, shares tips on taking care of your mental health amid coronavirus lockdown
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Astronaut Jessica Meirs, from the ISS, shares tips on taking care of your mental health amid coronavirus lockdown

Meirs said astronauts stick to their exercise routines to stay fit and healthy when they are stuck inside, on the ISS.

Astronaut pee can be used in the construction of structures on the moon: Report
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Astronaut pee can be used in the construction of structures on the moon: Report

Urea from urine can be used as an additive that can be incorporated into concrete to soften the mixture.

'Bigger purpose in staying at home': NASA astronaut, who spent 665 days in space, gives tips on surviving lockdown
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'Bigger purpose in staying at home': NASA astronaut, who spent 665 days in space, gives tips on surviving lockdown

The best method to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus is to maintain social distancing and stay at home, though staying at home for 21 days might become taxing for the mind and the body

Second all-women spacewalk change batteries, on the ISS, in seven and a half hours
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Second all-women spacewalk change batteries, on the ISS, in seven and a half hours

They teamed up for the world’s first all-female spacewalk in October and have one last spacewalk on Monday.

Astronaut with blood clot on ISS gets successfully treated by doctor on Earth
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Astronaut with blood clot on ISS gets successfully treated by doctor on Earth

The ISS had a limited supply of blood thinners that they had to make do with till the next re-supply mission.