Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 11.06.20

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Preparing the Perseverance Mars Rover to Collect Samples on the Red Planet

The samples Apollo 11 brought back to Earth from the Moon were humanity’s first from another celestial body. The upcoming Perseverance rover mission will collect the first samples from another planet.

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Our New Map of Every Mars Landing Attempt, Ever

The Planetary Society has a new improved guide to all the places we’ve landed—or crashed—on Mars, plus planned locations for the upcoming Perseverance, Tianwen-1, and Rosalind Franklin rover missions.

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Happy birthday, Falcon 9! SpaceX’s workhorse rocket debuted 10 years ago today

SpaceX’s famous Falcon 9 rocket has now been flying for a decade.

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Life on Mars? Meet the new rover built to give us the answer

NASA’s Curiosity rover has shown that Mars was habitable billions of years ago. And NASA is about to launch another rover, called Perseverance, to look for signs of Red Planet life.

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Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 28.05.20

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Start to ISS / Start der SpaceX Crew Dragon zur ISS

ISS-Programm-Chef der NASA:  SpaceX kam Modifizierungswünschen der Russen an Crew Dragon nach

Der SpaceX-Konzern von Elon Musk hat auf Wunsch der GK Roskosmos zahlreiche Modifizierungen an seinem neuen Raumschiff Crew Dragon vorgenommen, das am kommenden Mittwoch zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS starten soll. Die größte Befürchtung der Russen sei gewesen, dass es trotz der sehr, sehr geringen Wahrscheinlichkeit eines Misserfolgs […]

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NASA und SpaceX geben grünes Licht für Crew Dragon-Start

Die US-Luft und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA und der Konzern SpaceX haben am Freitag in Cape Canaveral (Florida) grünes Licht für den Start der Demo-2-Mission des Crew Dragon am 27. Mai gegeben. Er werde um 16:33 Uhr Ortszeit (22.33 Uhr deutscher Zeit) stattfinden, wurde mitgeteilt.

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SpaceX Demo-2 Rollout

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission.

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SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley listen as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine gives remarks after the crew arrived at the Launch and Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center.

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Astronauts have a surprise name for their Crew Dragon spacecraft

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken plan to reveal a name for their Crew Dragon spaceship on the day they launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, reclaiming a tradition that dates back to the dawn of the Space Age. Hurley and Behnken are preparing for launch on a test flight to restore orbital human spaceflight capability to the United States.

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