National Aeronautics and Space Administration

‘Thanks for Flying SpaceX’: NASA Astronauts Safely Return to Earth

The first astronaut trip to orbit by a private company parachuted to a safe conclusion in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. It was the first water landing by NASA astronauts since

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Scrutinizing SpaceX, NASA Overlooked Some Boeing Software Problems

Kathy Lueders, who was recently appointed associate administrator of the agency’s human exploration and operations directorate, said that NASA, as part of efforts to reduce costly bureaucratic overhead, had not asked Boeing

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SpaceX Lifts NASA Astronauts to Orbit, Launching New Era of Spaceflight

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The United States opened a new era of human space travel on Saturday as a private company for the first time launched astronauts into orbit, nearly a

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Live SpaceX NASA Launch Updates

When is the launch, and how can I watch it? On Saturday, for the first time since the retirement of the space shuttles in July 2011, NASA astronauts are scheduled to blast

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