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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.

A decade in the making: After a few stumbles and explosions, NASA will launch its astronauts to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST
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A decade in the making: After a few stumbles and explosions, NASA will launch its astronauts to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will blast off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center launchpad.

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.

NASA astronauts launched to the ISS, by SpaceX on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST will stay longer than originally planned
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NASA astronauts launched to the ISS, by SpaceX on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST will stay longer than originally planned

Currently, the ISS is running with a skeleton crew of three astronauts and the new mission is supposed to launch on 27 May.

NASA, SpaceX gear up to launch first manned flight mission from US in a decade on 27 May
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NASA, SpaceX gear up to launch first manned flight mission from US in a decade on 27 May

NASA and SpaceX are gearing up to send the first astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from the US since 2011. The space agency has revealed that a SpaceX rocket will send two American astronauts to the ISS on 27 May.

Adidas shoes, Bartolomeo, plants in space: Experiments astronauts are doing on ISS
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Adidas shoes, Bartolomeo, plants in space: Experiments astronauts are doing on ISS

The Crew Dragon took a range of science experiments to the ISS to be worked upon by the residing astronauts.

SpaceX wants to launch four tourists into super high orbit by the end of 2021 using Crew Dragon
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SpaceX wants to launch four tourists into super high orbit by the end of 2021 using Crew Dragon

NASA has softened its stance on space tourist, opening ISS' doors to paying customers once commercial crew flights begin

Boeings unmanned crew mission failure could've been catastrophic: NASA review panel
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Boeings unmanned crew mission failure could've been catastrophic: NASA review panel

They recommeded examining Boeing’s software verification process before letting it fly humans to space.

SpaceX aces emergency landing simulation, ready to fly astronauts to ISS by April 2020
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SpaceX aces emergency landing simulation, ready to fly astronauts to ISS by April 2020

The test is crucial to qualify the capsule to fly humans to the ISS which might by mid-2020.

Boeing's Starliner capsule to sport an 'aeroskirt' in key test flight to the space station today
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Boeing's Starliner capsule to sport an 'aeroskirt' in key test flight to the space station today

The test is key for Boeing, who has been tweaking Starliner to ferry NASA astronauts to and from the ISS.

SpaceX launches its Crew Dragon with 'mighty' mice, beer barley, robot named Cimon onboard
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SpaceX launches its Crew Dragon with 'mighty' mice, beer barley, robot named Cimon onboard

Cimon will spend upto three years in space and is designed to show empathy to its colleagues in orbit.

NASA warned to keep astronaut's safety as top priority during their crewed spaceflights
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NASA warned to keep astronaut's safety as top priority during their crewed spaceflights

A seat on Boeing’s Starliner capsule will cost $90 million, almost double the price of SpaceX’s crew Dragon.

SpaceX nails thirteenth back-to-back safety test of Crew Dragon parachute systems
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SpaceX nails thirteenth back-to-back safety test of Crew Dragon parachute systems

After a 2-year delay, Crew Dragon might carry its first astronauts to the Space Station by early 2020.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon could launch NASA's astronauts into space as soon as early next year
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SpaceX's Crew Dragon could launch NASA's astronauts into space as soon as early next year

Commercial Crew Program encourages private companies to develop their own spacecraft to carry human to LOE and the ISS.

NASA, SpaceX want to send the first manned Dragon capsule to the space station by early 2020
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NASA, SpaceX want to send the first manned Dragon capsule to the space station by early 2020

SpaceX's Crew Dragon will shuttle astronauts to the space station for the first time since the space shuttle program ended in 2011.

NASA's first SpaceX astronauts prepared for 'messy camping trip' to space station
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NASA's first SpaceX astronauts prepared for 'messy camping trip' to space station

Two space shuttle veterans will be on Crew Dragon's debut manned flight to ISS & back this year or in 2020.

SpaceX and NASA close ranks after the mystery crew capsule incident as details remain scant
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SpaceX and NASA close ranks after the mystery crew capsule incident as details remain scant

The capsule's return to Earth would be slowed down by parachutes before splashing down in the ocean.