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    H3 Battleship Firing Test
    JAXA | Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    Published on Apr 19, 2019
    The “First Stage Thick Tank Stage Combustion Test (BFT)”, which is a mountain area of the H3 rocket's one-stage propulsion system, is being conducted.
    It is a comprehensive test that simulates the pressure and temperature at the time of flight on the ground by combining a propellant and two LE-9 engines.
    The development of the H3 rocket is steadily advancing step by step.


    MHI says H3 rocket development on track for 2020
    by Caleb Henry — June 26, 2017
    https://spacenews.com/mhi-says-h3-rocket-development-on-track-for-2020/
     
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    SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule Destroyed In Engine Test
    Scott Manley
    Published on Apr 20, 2019
    On April 20th SpaceX was performing an engine test on its recovered Dragon 2 capsule when an anomaly occured. Large clouds of orange tinted smoke were seen for miles around the test site and sources have reported that the capsule can been destroyed. There's not much information to go on at this time, but it's likely that this will result in the commercial crew program being further delayed.
     
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    What SpaceX's latest failure means for the rest of American spaceflight
    The Crew Dragon’s engine test anomaly this past weekend will have dramatic consequences over the next year, and beyond.
    https://www.popsci.com/spacex-latest-setback-american-spaceflight

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    SpaceX is at the forefront of the public eye, after a failed engine test at the company’s landing site in Cape Canaveral, Florida likely resulted in the destruction of the company’s Crew Dragon vehicle.

    The problem with failing in spaceflight is that your failures are extremely loud and incredibly public. Once again, SpaceX is at the forefront of the public eye, after a failed engine test at the company’s landing site in Cape Canaveral, Florida likely resulted in the destruction of the company’s Crew Dragon vehicle—the same spacecraft that SpaceX is developing and testing to take astronauts into low Earth orbit. It’s still unclear what caused the accident, but almost certainly the repercussions are going to push back plans to return human spaceflight operations to American soil.
     
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    WATCH LIVE: Blue Origin to Launch New Shepard Rocket #NS-11 @9:30 a.m. EDT

    SPACE & UNIVERSE (Official)
    Started streaming 47 minutes ago
    Blue Origin will launch their suborbital New Shepard rocket and crew capsule on an uncrewed test flight from the company’s West Texas launch and landing facility. Liftoff window begins at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT).
    The mission will carry 38 scientific experiments, including nine procured through NASA’s Flight Opportunities program, for a few minutes of microgravity free flight.

    One of the commercially procured payloads comes from New Century Technology High School in Huntsville, Alabama. This experiment will examine temperature differentials in microgravity and provided students an opportunity to work on experiment design with NASA engineers.

    With Blue Origin’s plans to begin passenger suborbital tourism flights later this year, this will likely be one of the final flight tests before the rocket system begins carrying humans.

    Today’s particular science mission, as all New Shepard flights have, will launch from the company’s West Texas facility, which is located approximately 30 miles north of the city of Van Horn, Texas.

    The single-engine BE-3 New Shepard booster will propel the uncrewed New Shepard Crew Capsule and its host a scientific experiments to a suborbital altitude above the Karman Line – the 100 km marker of the internationally accepted boundary to space.

    After propelling the capsule spaceward, the New Shepard booster will separate from the capsule and begin its journey back to Earth, flying itself to its landing pad 2 miles north of its launch location where it will land on deployable legs under retropropulsion.

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    What is SpaceX Launching to the International Space Station
    AvTutorials & SpaceScience
    Premiered 8 minutes ago
    When it launches on Friday, May 3, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will carry crew supplies, scientific research and hardware to the International Space Station to support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations. Learn more about the science headed to space:https://go.nasa.gov/2GjYsME.
    HD Download: https://go.nasa.gov/2PH97Ff


    CRS 17 Mission - Delayed 24 hours
    Power problems delay launch 24 hour...@03:50

    AvTutorials & SpaceScience
    Premiered 19 minutes ago


    Live SpaceX launch: Coverage of the Launch of the SpaceX CRS-17 Dragon Cargo Craft Mission

    Space Videos
    Streamed live 75 minutes ago
    Coverage of the Launch of the SpaceX CRS-17 Dragon Cargo Craft Mission


    WATCH LIVE: SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket to ISS #CRS-17 @3:11 a.m. EDT

    SPACE & UNIVERSE (Official)
    Started streaming 40 minutes ago
    SpaceX will launch the uncrewed Dragon resupply ship to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida
    Liftoff window begins at 3:11 a.m. EDT (0711 GMT).
     
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    SpaceX Falcon 9 with Dragon Spacecraft Onboard Launches on CRS-17
    NASAKennedy
    Published on May 4, 2019
    Countdown and liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Dragon spacecraft onboard for the company's 17th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. Launch occurred at 2:48 a.m. EST on May 4 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.


    SpaceX CRS-17 Dragon Spacecraft Separation
    NASAKennedy
    Published on May 4, 2019
    The SpaceX CRS-17 Dragon spacecraft separated from the company's Falcon 9 rocket as it continues on the 17th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff took place at 2:48 a.m. EST at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida.


    SpaceX CRS-17 Dragon Solar Arrays Deployed
    NASAKennedy
    Published on May 4, 2019
    Dragon's solar arrays are deployed as the spacecraft begins its journey to the International Space Station on SpaceX's 17th Commercial Resupply Services mission. Liftoff occurred at 2:48 a.m. EST on May 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida.


    CRS-17 Mission
    SpaceX
    Streamed live 2 hours ago
    SpaceX is targeting Saturday, May 4 for an instantaneous launch of its seventeenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-17) at 2:48 a.m. EDT, or 6:48 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Dragon will separate from Falcon 9’s second stage about 9 minutes after liftoff and attach to the space station on Monday, May 6.

    The Dragon spacecraft that will support the CRS-17 mission previously supported the CRS-12 mission in August 2017. Following stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to recover Falcon 9’s first stage on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
     
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    Virgin Galactic moving operations to spaceport in New Mexico
    CBS News
    Published on May 10, 2019
    CBSN spoke to Sir Richard Branson, founder and CEO of Virgin Galactic, and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham about space tourism and the state's new spaceport.

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    Virgin Galactic takes first test passenger into space
    CBS News
    Published on Feb 22, 2019
    Two test pilots and their instructor flew Virgin Galactic's spaceplane to the edge of space Friday. Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides and the two pilots -- Dave Mackay and Mike "Sooch" Masucci -- joined CBSN Friday to discuss the flight.


    Space tourism could be as close as next year | 7.30
    ABC News (Australia)
    Published on Feb 25, 2019
    Virgin Galactic has successfully flown to space, and Richard Branson sees no reason the price of commercial flights could not be reduced until they have more demand than they can cope with.
     
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    Meet the First College Students to Launch a Rocket Into Space | WIRED
    WIRED
    Published on May 31, 2019
    A team from the University of Southern California's Rocket Propulsion Laboratory became the first student team to launch a rocket into space. WIRED's Arielle Pardes spoke with Neil Tewksbury, the team's Lead Operations Officer, about what it took to make it happen. Read more of the team's story on WIRED.com: https://www.wired.com/story/a-rocket-...


    It's been fun watching amateur rocketry over the years, and to see an actual solid fueled "basement" rocket motor propel a rocket by students into "Space" - 100KM - is amazing.

    I expected it to happen 20 years ago and have been watching for this event to finally happen - they are using a similar solid fuel formula to the "Space Shuttle" boosters, so this could have been done years earlier.

    "Back-yard" rocketry has entered the "Space Race". :)
     
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