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SpaceX's new spaceship for people has returned to Earth, completing its 'absolutely critical' first mission for NASA

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, has completed the first flight of its new spaceship designed to fly people. The ship, called Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida on Friday following a six-day mission in space.

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A Dragon visits the ISS

ELON MUSK'S AMBITION to launch people into orbit around Earth took another step forward on March 3rd. That was when a Crew Dragon space capsule, built by Mr Musk's company, SpaceX, docked successfully with the International Space Station (ISS).

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NASA, Roscosmos Reach Consensus on Upcoming Crew Dragon Unmanned Flight to ISS

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – NASA has received the concurrence of Russian space agency Roscosmos on the planned first unmanned test flight of the US Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS), Joel Montalbano, NASA’s deputy ISS Program.
“We agreed with Roscosmos yesterday on a protocol of the approach, actually, through discussions with them, explaining what steps SpaceX has taken in order to ensure the safety.They asked for some additional steps where we would protect the space station, close another hatch or two, have the Soyuz, have the crew ready to go to the Soyuz. We agreed to do that”, Montalbano told a press conference, broadcast by NASA’s YouTube channel, on Thursday.
Last week, the US agency announced its plans to send the capsule, designed by private aerospace contractor SpaceX, UFO Caught on TV Zooming Over Cleveland, and You Won’t Believe NASA’s Response NASA officials then said that their Russian colleagues had concerns related to the US agency’s lack of a backup computer system to prevent Crew Dragon from colliding with the ISS if the vehicle goes dead.
The flight control teams were to finalize the procedures later that day, Montalbano pointed out.Crew Dragon, also known as Dragon 2, is a reusable spacecraft designed as a successor to the Dragon space freighter.Its launch atop the Falcon 9 rocket for the unmanned test mission is scheduled for 2:48 am EST (07:48 GMT) on 2 March. The spacecraft is expected to reach the ISS on 3 March.

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Knight Foundation increases investment in Miami’s arts groups

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has upped its stake in Miami-Dade’s arts community, announcing a $37-million investment. The funding of particular concern: losses to farmers and money needed to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base.
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SpaceX gets the OK from NASA to test its astronaut capsule in a March 2 launch.The next step in NASA’s plan to return astronauts to space from the U.S.has the green light to proceed.Florida Trend Video PickIs it a Bridge or a Causeway?Florida has thousands of bridges and causeways.

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