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File photo of astronauts Doug Hurley, left, and Robert Behnken(AP File)

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken: All about NASA astronauts to be launched by SpaceX

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Anubha Rohatgi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Doug Hurely and Bob Behnken are the crew of the NASA’s Demo-2 mission. If the launch is successful, they will become part of space history as the first American astronauts to be sent into space by a private company- Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
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In a photo provided by SpaceX, SpaceX's Dragon crew capsule sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday morning, May 24, 2020, at Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX will attempt to launch NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station on Wednesday — a first for a private company.(AP)
In a photo provided by SpaceX, SpaceX's Dragon crew capsule sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday morning, May 24, 2020, at Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX will attempt to launch NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station on Wednesday — a first for a private company.(AP)

SpaceX Crew Dragon’s first manned space flight on May 27: Launch day schedule

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Anubha Rohatgi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 12:10 AM IST
Not only will SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft launching NASA astronauts into orbit be the first such attempt by a private company , but the Demo-2 mission will also be the first time American astronauts will be launched into space from the US soil since NASA ended its shuttle programme in 2011.
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NASA astronaut to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman(AFP)
NASA astronaut to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman(AFP)

NASA astronaut to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2019 02:23 PM IST
Koch, 40, arrived on the ISS on March 14 with two other crew members -- an American and a Russian -- for what was initially planned to be a six-month mission.
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K. Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in Bengaluru, India. ISRO believes the human spaceflight will be a game-changer for the Indian space programme.(Bloomberg)
K. Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in Bengaluru, India. ISRO believes the human spaceflight will be a game-changer for the Indian space programme.(Bloomberg)

Human spaceflight is a worthwhile investment

UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 07:47 AM IST
An investment in human spaceflight is an investment in future; it can inspire an entire generation of students into pursuing science.
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People look on as ISRO’s communication satellite GSAT-29, on board the eosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-mark III-D2), launches in Sriharikota.(AFP Photo)
People look on as ISRO’s communication satellite GSAT-29, on board the eosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-mark III-D2), launches in Sriharikota.(AFP Photo)
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ISRO said the five-hour countdown was smooth. The crew escape system along with the simulated crew module with a mass of 12.6 tonne, lifted off at 7 am at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(PTI/Picture for representation)
ISRO said the five-hour countdown was smooth. The crew escape system along with the simulated crew module with a mass of 12.6 tonne, lifted off at 7 am at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(PTI/Picture for representation)

ISRO conducts first escape test for India’s manned mision to space

By Malavika Vyawahare | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 10:46 PM IST
The crew escape system is an emergency escape measure designed to quickly pull the crew module along with the astronauts to a safe distance from the launch vehicle in the event of a launch abort.
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