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SpaceX sends 2 NASA astronauts to International Space Station in historic mission, first private Co. to do so

Washington: Scripting a historic chapter in the history of US space programme, Elon Musk-run SpaceX on Saturday sent two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard the reusable Falcon 9 rocket. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley was on its way to the orbiting laboratory in the […]

SpaceX launches rocket carrying 10 communication satellites

Washington : American aerospace company SpaceX on Friday successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 telecommunications satellites from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California. The Iridium-NEXT satellites were launched Friday morning for McLean, Virginia-based satellite operator Iridium Communications, Efe reported. The Iridium-5 NEXT Mission marked the fifth set of 10 satellites that […]

How Sunita Williams is continuing her career in space

Washington : Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is now helping privately-held companies like Space X and Boeing to develop their new spacecraft systems, which will eventually provide round-trip crew transportation services to the International Space Station (ISS). After completing two missions to the orbiting laboratory, she is continuing her career in space on Earth as a member […]