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April 8, 2022

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — SpaceX will launch a former NASA astronaut and three paying customers on a journey to the International Space Station. That mission, called Ax-1, lifts off today (April 8)!. Today’s launch, which comes a couple of days later …

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Spaceflight Now

The first stage booster, meanwhile, returned to Earth for landing on a floating SpaceX platform in the Atlantic Ocean, completing the reusable rocket’s fifth mission. Then the second stage released the Dragon Endeavour spacecraft to fly on its own in orbit …

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Space.com

Two years might seem like a long time away, but given the popularity of total solar eclipses, it’s just about time to start making viewing plans, especially if you plan on traveling for the event.

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Four private astronauts left Earth this morning (April 8), riding a SpaceX capsule toward the International Space Station on a history-making liftoff that wowed observers. “Wow! It was a beautiful, beautiful launch,” Kathy …

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Space.com

SpaceX, Axiom Space and Space Adventures are already flying astronauts into low Earth orbit. And Axiom, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and other companies are planning to build private space stations in the near future. Flying …

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Space.com

“Together, a new chapter begins,” Axiom Space’s Jon Rackham said during a webcast of the launch today. “Godspeed, Ax-1!” With the picture-perfect liftoff, the crew …

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Space.com

The agency began the Artemis 1 “wet dress rehearsal” — a practice run of the most important prelaunch activities, including rocket fueling — last Friday (April 1) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.

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Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The first all-private crewed mission to the International Space Station is ready to fly, mission leaders announced today (April 7). Tomorrow (April 8), a crew of four, led by a former NASA astronaut, is set to launch on a …

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The New York Times

The Ax-1 mission will carry three paying passengers and a retired NASA astronaut to orbit for the company Axiom Space. By The New York Times. Image. The Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket of the Ax-1 Mission on the launch pad of the Kennedy Space …

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Spaceflight Now

Mission commander Michael López-Alegría, a former NASA astronaut and now a vice president with Houston-based Axiom Space, along with entrepreneur-philanthropists Larry Connor, Canadian Mark Pathy and Israeli Eytan Stibbe plan to blast off from pad 39A at …

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