Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready themselves and their kit for Wednesday's flight to the space station.
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BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday.
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SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.
May 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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UK businessman Sir Richard Branson is looking to Saturday to debut one of his new space systems.
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To safely explore the solar system and beyond, spaceships need to go faster – nuclear-powered rockets may be the answer
An update of 50-year-old regulations has kickstarted research into the next generation of rockets. Powered by nuclear fission, these new systems could be the key to faster, safer exploration of space.
May 20, 2020 • ~10 min
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