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SpaceX’s Crew-1 Dragon Scheduled for a Sunday Splashdown

Bad weather has delayed the return of the four astronauts traveling back to Earth aboard SpaceX’s Crew-1 Dragon capsule. NASA and SpaceX announced the delay Friday after a series of delays since Wednesday. Mission managers have rescheduled the return of Crew-1 astronauts – NASA’s Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi …
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SpaceX Successful in Crew Dragon’s First Test Mission

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SpaceX successfully sent an unmanned Crew Dragon capsule into space Saturday morning as part of testing for future commercial flights carrying human passengers. The 16-foot-tall Crew Dragon capsule is outfitted for a seven-person crew, but Saturday’s mission carried only a test dummy nicknamed “Ripley” after character from the science fiction movie “Alien.” SpaceX said the …