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SpaceX Could Launch Its Uncrewed Dragon 2 Demo Very Soon

The SpaceX Dragon was the first privately-owned spacecraft to complete a mission to the International Space Station. Its successor, the Dragon 2, is poised to be the first commercial vehicle to fly astronauts and return human spaceflight to Kennedy Space Center for the first time since the Shuttle program ended in 2011.   Liftoff is […]

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The European Space Agency and Japan are Launching a Joint Mission to Mercury

The European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch the BepiColombo mission––a pair of spacecraft that will travel together toward “the smallest and least explored terrestrial planet in our Solar System.” The European-built Ariane 5 rocket will launch the ESA Mercury Planetary Orbiter and the JAXA Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter which will both be […]

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