SpaceX gets ready for first human flight

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SpaceX gets ready for first human flight

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The spacecraft that SpaceX will use to fly astronauts for the first time is now in Florida, at its launch site for final preparations before it takes off. Currently, this Crew Dragon mission is set to take place sometime in early May, and though that may still shift, it’s looking more and more likely it’ll happen within the next few months.

Source and more: https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/17/max-q-spacex-gets-ready-for-first-human-flight/
 

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It's strange that this thread hasn't been updated. On May 30, Crew Dragon's first demo mission with people on board. On November 16, there was already a full-fledged mission to the ISS with a crew of 4 people. New missiles are currently being tested. A lot has happened. People are increasingly striving for space.
 

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It's strange that this thread hasn't been updated. On May 30, Crew Dragon's first demo mission with people on board. On November 16, there was already a full-fledged mission to the ISS with a crew of 4 people. New missiles are currently being tested. A lot has happened. People are increasingly striving for space.
You're absolutely right, a lot has happened indeed!
I too am excited for what the future will bring.
 

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Rolls Royce and UK Space Agency are developing a nuclear rocket engine. Back in the 70s, there was something like that. But times and technology have changed a lot since then. Perhaps this time it will be possible to make an engine that can be used without blowing up everything around. Meanwhile, NASA has pledged a $ 35,000 grant to develop the bathroom.
 

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The space industry is cool. But now so much is happening that we do not have time to follow. On the one hand, it's great. On the other hand, is humanity behaving well enough outside of its home planet?
We leave a lot of space debris in orbit after all. Not to mention the vehicles that flew to other planets and stayed there. It would be great if we thought about the consequences of what we do in advance.
 

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The space industry is cool. But now so much is happening that we do not have time to follow. On the one hand, it's great. On the other hand, is humanity behaving well enough outside of its home planet?
We leave a lot of space debris in orbit after all. Not to mention the vehicles that flew to other planets and stayed there. It would be great if we thought about the consequences of what we do in advance.
I really wonder what the total amount of "trash" is we left in space.
 

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Here's a pretty good article about it.
A bit outdated but descriptive.
There have been many launches since then.
The cool thing is that some companies are very active in developing and testing different mechanisms like space tug vehicles.
Although, it is not yet clear how this will be regulated by the treaty on outer space.
 

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Here's a pretty good article about it.
A bit outdated but descriptive.
There have been many launches since then.
The cool thing is that some companies are very active in developing and testing different mechanisms like space tug vehicles.
Although, it is not yet clear how this will be regulated by the treaty on outer space.
Interesting! In my opinion it really should be regulated properly.
 
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