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Resumed US manned space flight closer to reality
Four main parachutes ease the SpaceX Crew Dragon module to a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean, successfully completing the manned flight system's first mission to the International Space Station.

Resumed US manned space flight closer to reality

After a remarkable 9 years without direct access to the space frontier, the United States came a step closer today to not having to rely on the Russians to get astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule successfully splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, completing the first test flight of the manned space vehicle. It returned from a 5 day visit to ISS with over three hundred pounds of cargo and a dummy named Ripley (an homage to a character from the film “Alien”). Ripley is a space age crash ...

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JFK proposes US-Soviet mission to moon

Just weeks before his assassination, President John F. Kennedy addressed the United Nations with a proposal to cooperate with the Soviet Union to go to the moon. His bold vision came at the height of the superpower cold war and was extremely controversial at the time. Meaningful international cooperation in outer space between the US and Russia would not happen until decades later, with development of the International Space Station.