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Clock ticks as SpaceX builds craft for NASA

Phys.org - Fri 11 Oct 19

Two weeks ago, the head of NASA seemed sick of waiting for SpaceX and Boeing Co. to finish developing the capsules that are supposed to carry U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space ...

NASA administrator explains Twitter spat with SpaceX

Phys.org - Fri 11 Oct 19

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Thursday that a recent Twitter statement critical of SpaceX was a signal to all the space agency's contractors about realistic development timelines.

NASA and SpaceX hope for manned mission to ISS in early 2020

Phys.org - Fri 11 Oct 19

SpaceX could launch US astronauts to the International Space Station as early as next year if tests on the company's long-delayed Crew Dragon capsule prove conclusive, NASA Administrator Jim ...

NASA and SpaceX hope for manned mission to ISS in early 2020, SpaceDaily - Fri 11 Oct 19

NASA administrator visits SpaceX in bid to ease tension in their relationship

The Washington Post - Thu 10 Oct 19

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine stopped by SpaceX’s headquarters here Thursday. He toured the factory with SpaceX founder Elon Musk, took a spin in a spacecraft simulator, then met with ...

Astronauts Debut Mission Patch for SpaceX Dragon Crewed Flight Test

SPACE.com - Wed 16 Oct 19

The first astronauts scheduled to fly on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft have provided a first look at their mission patch.

Boeing Aims to Launch Unpiloted Starliner Test Flight to Space Station in December

SPACE.com - Sun 13 Oct 19

Boeing has set a new launch date for the first orbital flight of its new commercial crew vehicle that will soon begin ferrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

SpaceX Crew Dragon May Be Ready For Human Flights To ISS In Early 2020

HotHardware - Fri 11 Oct 19

The U.S. has been unable to send astronauts into orbit on its own since the space shuttle fleet was decommissioned 8 years ago. Rather than develop a new government program for putting Americans ...

Elon Musk: NASA Can Share SpaceX's IP With Literally Anybody, 'No Charge'

Gizmodo - Fri 11 Oct 19

During an event with NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk publicly stated that the agency can share SpaceX’s intellectual property with whomever it wants—not ...

NASA to stop ‘hitching rides with Russia’ and vows 2020 ‘all-American’ manned flight

FOXNews - Fri 11 Oct 19

Elon Musk says the first manned test of his Crew Dragon spacecraft will take place in early 2020.

SpaceX Crew Dragon could fly astronauts to the ISS in early 2020

Engadget - Thu 10 Oct 19

As expected, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine stopped by SpaceX HQ in California and then did a bit of Q&A with the media while standing next to Elon Musk and two astronauts. ...

Elon Musk and NASA chief Jim Bridenstine show solidarity after sparring over Crew Dragon spacecraft

CNN - Thu 10 Oct 19

After spending the day with CEO Elon Musk at the company's California headquarters, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine says he's now "very confident" in SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft , indicating ...

Elon Musk and NASA administrator claim SpaceX could fly its first crew in the first part of 2020

The Verge - Thu 10 Oct 19

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine (L) and Elon Musk (R) at SpaceX’s uncrewed test flight in March | Image: NASA SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine reassured ...

SpaceX Could Launch NASA Astronauts Into Space in Early 2020

SPACE.com - Thu 10 Oct 19

Crew Dragon could carry astronauts to the International Space Station in the first quarter of next year, if testing continues to go well.

Elon Musk and NASA chief get on same page, vow to complete Crew Dragon

Ars Technica - Thu 10 Oct 19

A flight during the first quarter of 2020 is the best-case scenario.

NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020

Reuters - Thu 10 Oct 19

SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut capsule will be ready for its first manned test flight into orbit in the first quarter of next year, provided that "everything goes according to plan" in upcoming ...

Elon Musk and NASA chief play nice in person after SpaceX kerfuffle - CNET

CNET - Thu 10 Oct 19

Jim Bridenstine and Elon Musk put on a unified front as they look ahead to launching astronauts to the ISS in 2020.

NASA Administrator “very confident” SpaceX crew launch could happen in early 2020

TechCrunch - Thu 10 Oct 19

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was at SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne, California on Thursday, delivering an address alongside NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who will launch aboard ...

Elon Musk says that NASA is free to share all SpaceX IP with “anyone it wants”

TechCrunch - Thu 10 Oct 19

SpaceX CEO joined NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne today to provide an update on the commercial crew launch program that the company is working on with the agency. ...

Manned SpaceX mission will happen in first quarter of 2020: NASA boss

Reuters - Thu 10 Oct 19

NASA boss Jim Bridenstine said on Thursday that the first manned mission into orbit by SpaceX's Crew Dragon would take place in the first quarter of next year, pending the satisfactory outcome ...

NASA boss emphasizes astronaut safety as he visits SpaceX factory

Reuters Science - Thu 10 Oct 19

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk opened up his private rocket factory to the top official of NASA on Thursday for a tour and progress report on the long-delayed Crew Dragon astronaut capsule ...

NASA boss to tour SpaceX factory after feud with Elon Musk, Reuters - Thu 10 Oct 19
NASA boss to tour SpaceX factory after feud over capsule delays, Reuters - Thu 10 Oct 19

Elon Musk says SpaceX's Crew Dragon could fly first humans to space as soon as December this year

Daily Mail - Wed 9 Oct 19

In a tweet on Wednesday, Musk said that the both the Crew Dragon capsule and the Falcon 9 rocket that is designed to propel it into space are on pace to finish testing in the next 10 weeks.

Elon Musk: SpaceX May Conduct Crew Dragon Abort Test Soon

Geek.com - Wed 9 Oct 19

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that an important Crew Dragon abort test could take place as early as next month. (Photo Credit: SpaceX) SpaceX CEO Elon ...

SpaceX May Launch Crucial Crew Dragon Abort Test Next Month, Elon Musk Says

SPACE.com - Wed 9 Oct 19

A key safety test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut taxi could occur as early as next month, Elon Musk said.

Elon Musk says SpaceX Crew Dragon could be almost ready by Christmas - CNET

CNET Cutting Edge - Tue 8 Oct 19

NASA has been growing impatient over delays to its Commercial Crew program to fly to the International Space Station from the US once again.

It looks like SpaceX is now prioritizing Crew Dragon—which is great for NASA

Ars Technica - Tue 8 Oct 19

All of the crew mission hardware may reach Florida in December.

Elon Musk and NASA's administrator will talk Crew Dragon on Thursday

Engadget - Mon 7 Oct 19

Just before Elon Musk took a victory lap to show off SpaceX's Starship in Texas, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine congratulated him while mentioning that his organization "expects ...

Why NASA's Annoyed About Elon Musk's Giant Rocket

Livescience - Sat 5 Oct 19

SpaceX has never flown a person into space in its first spacecraft, the Crew Dragon. But already Musk is showing off his big, shiny Starship — and NASA is bristling.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon arrive at Cape Canaveral ahead of key test for crew flight

TechCrunch - Thu 3 Oct 19

SpaceX’s facility at Cape Canaveral just received a crucial new delivery: A Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule that it will be using for an upcoming in-flight abort test. This test, ...

NASA, SpaceX present united front on human spaceflight

SpaceDaily - Fri 11 Oct 19

Orlando FL (SPX) Oct 11, 2019 NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk presented a united front Thursday on the United States' pursuit to return to human spaceflight. "This ...