Now, when astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley lift off, reach orbit and rendezvous with the ISS, they mark an historic milestone in the U.S. space program in a system partially funded — but not produced — by Jim Bridenstine’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Commercial Crew Program. … [Read more...] about SpaceX Launch Marks New Era in Space Travel
NASA’s aim is to have a cost-effective and safe system to send crews to space. Boeing also has a spacecraft in the testing phase for crewed missions. For cargo deliveries, both SpaceX and Northrop Grumman have sent multiple spacecraft to the ISS in recent years. … [Read more...] about NASA, SpaceX Set to Launch First Crewed Mission
Indeed, the Air Force acknowledged that testing the heat-spreader isn’t the X-37B’s only task on its fifth mission. The reusable spacecraft is also pioneering new orbital pathways for the type. “The fifth OTV mission will also be launched into, and landed from, a higher inclination orbit than prior missions to further expand the X-37B’s orbital envelope,” the Air Force explained. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Launches Secret Robot Space Shuttle. No, Seriously.
When a Soyuz space capsule touched down in Kazakhstan this week with two Russians and American Astronaut Mike Hopkins aboard after 166 days in orbit on the International Space Station, a small irony was obvious. While they’d been floating around in a gravity-free model of international cooperation, their governments had been plunging toward a major confrontation over the future of Ukraine. … [Read more...] about U.S. Spy Satellites Riding Russian Rockets into Space
Other Democrats, however, have signaled more willingness to discuss limited liability protection. Sen. Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump threatens coronavirus funds for states easing voting OVERNIGHT ENERGY: New documents show EPA rolled back mileage standards despite staff, WH concerns | Land management bureau grants 75 royalty rate cuts for oil and gas | EPA employees allege leadership interference with science in watchdog survey EPA's Wheeler grilled by Democrats over environmental rollbacks amid COVID-19 MORE (D-Del.), like Coons a moderate, said liability reform is “an issue that interests me.” … [Read more...] about Democratic unity starts to crack in coronavirus liability reform fight