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  • SpaceX’s Crew Dragon edging closer to flight

    Curt GodwinMay 27th, 2018

    To test a spacecraft for electromagnetic interference (EMI), it is placed in a special room designed for the task. SpaceX has done just that. Recently, company founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted a picture of the Crew Dragon capsule being prepared for testing in an anechoic chamber.

  • Suni Williams details Commercial Crew Program progress during visit to NASA’s Plum Brook Station

    Michael ColeJune 20th, 2016

    NASA Commercial Crew Astronaut Suni Williams was the special guest speaker last week at an Open House Event held at NASA's Plum Brook Station testing facility in Sandusky, Ohio. Plum Brook Station is the sister facility of the NASA Glenn Research Center in nearby Cleveland. During her visit, Williams provided an update on NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

  • NASA announces first Commercial Crew astronauts

    Jason RhianJuly 10th, 2015

    With the 46th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on the surface of the Moon 11 days away, NASA has announced the names of the astronauts that could be the first to fly into space aboard commercially-produced spacecraft. The quartet will now prepare to do something NASA has lacked the capability to do since the end […]