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NASA commercial crew analysis finds Boeing slightly ahead of SpaceX

7 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / An artist's view of the Starliner spacecraft en route to the International Space Station.
One of the biggest rivalries in the modern aerospace industry is between Boeing and SpaceX. Despite their radically different cultures, the aerospace giant and the smaller upstart compete for many different kinds of contracts, and perhaps nowhere has the competition been more keen than for NASA funds.
In 2014, both Boeing and SpaceX received multibillion awards (Boeing asked for, and got, 50 percent more funding for the same task) to finalize development of spacecraft to carry astronauts to...
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Russian Spacecraft Sets New Record For Fastest Trip To Space Station

Russian Spacecraft Sets New Record For Fastest Trip To Space Station

7 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

A Russian spacecraft has set a new record for the fastest trip to the International Space Station. It took the unmanned Progress spacecraft less than four hours to dock at the space station after launch. The spacecraft was on a mission to deliver food, fuel, and other supplies to the International Space Station.
The Progress 70 spacecraft blasted off at the scheduled time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:51 p.m. ET and docked at the International Space Station at 9:31 p.m. ET. It made its journey aboard a Soyuz-2 rocket. The spacecraft was loaded with almost three tons of...
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