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Today’s Deep Space Extra

16 Nov 2020, 15:27 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Sunday’s Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) marks the start of a new chapter in U.S. commercial spaceflight. The ASCEND Conference takes place this week; tune in to hear from space leaders like our CEO Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, who is part of the conference’s Guiding Coalition.

Human Space ExplorationAstronauts fly with SpaceX in landmark launch for commercial spaceflightCoalition Member in the News – BoeingSpaceflightnow.com (11/16): NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The launch follows a two-month test flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon to the station over the summer with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. “The big milestone here is we are now moving from development and test into operational flights,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine noted as Sunday’s mission approached. The mission’s crew members– NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi– are scheduled to dock with the ISS on Monday at 11 p.m. EST to begin a six-month stay.

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