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  • Elon Musk sidelined from historic SpaceX launch by COVID-19

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was sidelined from Sunday’s historic Crew Dragon launch at Kennedy Space Center by COVID-19. Musk disclosed on the eve of the launch that he “most likely” has a moderate case of coronavirus, despite mixed results. He was replaced in his official duties at Kennedy Space Center by SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell. She joined NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine for last-minute remarks and photos with the astronauts prior to launch. NASA MAKES HISTORIC SPACEX CREW DRAGON LAUNCH File photo – Elon Musk, Founder and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, attends the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington, DC, United States on March 9, 2020. (Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via…

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  • NASA set for first SpaceX operational Crew Dragon launch: ‘All systems are go’

    NASA is set for the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon launch, marking an important milestone for the space program. The launch, which was pushed back from Saturday on account of weather, is scheduled for 7:27 p.m. ET Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The six-month mission is the first crew rotation flight on a U.S. commercial spacecraft. The latest weather forecast is 50% favorable, NASA tweeted on Sunday morning. “All systems are go for tonight’s launch at 7:27 p.m. EST of Crew Dragon’s first operational mission with four astronauts on board,” tweeted SpaceX. HISTORIC SPACEX COMMERCIAL LAUNCH EXPECTED TO DRAW AS MANY AS 250,000…

  • Apollo 11: Only picture of Neil Armstrong on the moon up for auction

    The only photo of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong standing on the moon is slated to go up for auction, where it’s expected to sell for big bucks. The picture of Armstrong, the first man on the moon, is part of a larger sale that includes approximately 2,400 photos from NASA’s “golden age of space exploration,” according to a press release from auction house Christie’s. (CREDIT: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2020) “The collection is the most comprehensive private collection of NASA photographs ever presented at auction, and spans every visual milestone of the space program, from the early days of Mercury, the technical advances of Gemini and Lunar Orbiter, to the…

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  • Apollo 11: Only picture of Neil Armstrong on the moon up for auction

    The only photo of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong standing on the moon is slated to go up for auction, where it’s expected to sell for big bucks. The picture of Armstrong, the first man on the moon, is part of a larger sale that includes approximately 2,400 photos from NASA’s “golden age of space exploration,” according to a press release from auction house Christie’s. (CREDIT: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2020) “The collection is the most comprehensive private collection of NASA photographs ever presented at auction, and spans every visual milestone of the space program, from the early days of Mercury, the technical advances of Gemini and Lunar Orbiter, to the…

  • NASA pays tribute to ‘Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek, who helped recruit the next generation of astronauts

    NASA has paid tribute to Alex Trebek, who helped recruit the next generation of astronauts for missions to the moon and Mars. “We’re saddened by the passing of legendary @Jeopardy host Alex Trebek,” NASA tweeted Sunday. “Earlier this year, he helped us recruit the next generation of astronauts – a testament to his dedication to challenging us to expand our knowledge.” NASA also tweeted a video of Trebek urging prospective astronauts to “make history” in the space agency’s Artemis program. NASA TESTS BOOSTER ROCKET FOR FUTURE ARTEMIS MISSIONS TO THE MOON “NASA is seeking trailblazers who will boldly go where no woman or man has gone before,” Trebek said in the…