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Watch NASA Deploy the First Inflatable Space Station Module

Update: The BEAM has now been successfully expanded and pressurized. According to Mission Control, humans will enter the new module in about a week.

Yesterday, NASA started the process of inflating the newest addition to the International Space Station. 393 more words


SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket leans in for a landing

For the third time in a row, a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster sent a payload into space and then came back for a landing on an oceangoing platform. 199 more words


Jeff Bezos: Next spaceflight will include flaw

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos predicts there’ll be a problem with a parachute the next time his Blue Origin venture flies its uncrewed New Shepard spaceship. He’ll make sure of it. 227 more words


Boeing delays its astronaut trips to 2018

A top Boeing executive said today that the company plans to start sending crews into orbit aboard its CST-100 Starliner space taxi in 2018, which represents a slight delay in NASA’s previous development schedule. 169 more words


Blue Origin and SpaceX revisit rocket landings

Will seeing a spaceship land on its feet ever get old? The novelty is still there in newly released videos from Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, showing new perspectives on their most recent rocket landings. 140 more words


After launch, SpaceX aces tricky rocket landing

SpaceX increased the degree of difficulty for tonight’s Falcon 9 rocket landing attempt at sea after launching a Japanese satellite into a super-high orbit – but the feat came off successfully nevertheless. 110 more words


Why Jeff Bezos passed up a trip to the moon

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his chance to go into space in a Russian Soyuz capsule – and not just into space, but around the moon. 217 more words