Space

Updated 8:20 a.m. Eastern with hatch opening. ORLANDO — SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station March 3, a little more than a day after its launch from Florida. The spacecraft made an initial “soft capture” with the docking port on the station’s Harmony module at 5:51 a.m. Eastern. The docking
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Updated 5:30 a.m. Eastern with press conference details. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched the first Crew Dragon spacecraft March 2, starting a critical mission to test the spacecraft before it is ready to carry astronauts. The Falcon 9 lifted off on the Demo-1 mission from Launch Complex 39A at
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ORLANDO — A privately-funded Israeli lunar lander performed a maneuver Feb. 28 to raise its orbit after a computer problem postponed an earlier maneuver. The Beresheet lander fired its main thruster for about four minutes at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. The maneuver raised the apogee of the spacecraft’s orbit around the Earth from 69,400 to 131,000
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — As SpaceX prepares to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first test flight, the company and NASA acknowledge there’s still a lot of work ahead before the spacecraft is ready to carry astronauts. At a briefing here Feb. 28, NASA and SpaceX officials said they were moving ahead with
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WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies has decided not to sell or shut down its commercial geostationary orbit satellite business, but will restructure it with a greater emphasis on smaller satellites and government customers. In an interview with SpaceNews, Walter Scott, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Maxar, said that after months of analysis about
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WASHINGTON — World View, a company developing stratospheric balloons that provide capabilities that have traditionally required satellites, has hired a new chief executive to help transition the company from development to operations. In a Feb. 28 statement, World View announced that it hired Ryan Hartman as its new chief executive. Hartman, formerly the president and
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