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  • Astronaut Douglas Hurley to serve as Demo-2 spacecraft commander

    Laurel KornfeldMay 8th, 2020

      NASA astronaut Douglas Gerald Hurley flew on the last crewed mission to launch from American soil 11 years ago, and fittingly, will serve as spacecraft commander of Crew Dragon Demo-2, the first crewed flight to resume launches from the US.

  • Astronaut Bob Behnken will be one of two-person crew on Crew Dragon Demo-2 launch

    Laurel KornfeldMay 6th, 2020

    When NASA’s Crew Dragon Demo-2 launches astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011, astronaut Robert L. “Bob” Behnken will ride on the spacecraft as the mission’s joint operations commander.

  • Next NASA Mars mission to serve as pathfinder for astronauts

    Cullen DesforgesJune 17th, 2019

    It’s no secret that sending the first astronauts to Mars will be a monumental challenge marked with many “firsts.” Given that NASA hasn't launched a manned mission beyond low-Earth orbit in 47 years - crews will need a guide to show them the way. Enter the next rover the U.S. space agency plans to send to the Red Planet.