Author: Bob Bragg

International crew arrives at Kennedy Space Center

(1 Oct 2022)RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT NASANASA – MUST CREDIT NASACape Canaveral, Florida – 1 October 20221. Various of SpaceX Crew-5 crewmembers arriving at Kennedy Space CenterANNOTATION: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 crewmembers arrived Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Crew-5 flight will carry NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada to…

NASA, SpaceX to Study Hubble Telescope Reboost Possibility

To examine the viability of a SpaceX and Polaris Program concept to launch the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope into a higher orbit with the Dragon spacecraft, at no expense to the government, NASA and SpaceX signed an unfunded Space Act Agreement on Thursday, September 22. The study is intended to assist the agency in comprehending…

After Hurricane Ian, ULA and SpaceX hope to clear launch

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NASA, SpaceX to study ways to boost orbit of Hubble

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to fund a study with NASA to examine ways to use the space company’s Dragon capsule to raise the Hubble Space Telescope’s orbital altitude, which would extend its useful life, agency officials announced on Thursday. SpaceX, whose Crew Dragon capsule ferries astronauts and cargo to and from the International Space Station…

China’s policy bank lends billions more to agriculture

The Agricultural Development Bank of China, the country’s rural policy bank, has issued 2.14 trillion yuan (about 301.5 billion U.S. dollars) of loans in the first three quarters of this year, up 373.9 billion yuan over the same period last year. The loans were issued to support agricultural production, ensure the well-being of the farmers,…