In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s SpaceX Demo-1, uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) was drawing to a close early Friday. China’s space station elements are to reach their launch site during the second half of 2019. Apollo remembered. What’s next in the search for life on Mars?
Human Space Exploration
Live coverage: Crew Dragon capsule undocks from Space Station, heads for home
Coalition Member in the News – Boeing
Spaceflightnow.com (3/8): The NASA Commercial Crew Program’s first test flight to the International Space Station (ISS), Demo-1, featuring a six day round trip by SpaceX’s Crew Dragon without astronauts neared a conclusion early Friday. The spacecraft with a human test mannequin laced with sensors named Ripley launched March 2 and carried out an automated docking with the Station early March 3. On Friday at 2:31 a.m., EST, the capsule departed the Station for an atmospheric descent and splashdown under parachute into the Atlantic Ocean, northeast of its Cape Canaveral, Florida, launch site, where recovery vessels were waiting. The website features updates as the return nears.
Boeing preps for upcoming Starliner test flight to Space Station
Coalition Members in the News – Boeing, United Launch Alliance
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