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Unmanned Dream Chaser Test Flight Successful, Despite Crash Landing
2013-10-30 07:00:34

On Saturday, October 26, SNC’s Dream Chaser was airlifted by helicopter to launch altitude for what was largely a successful automated test flight. However, as the aircraft came in for a landing at California’s Edwards Air Force Base, things didn’t go exactly as planned

SpaceX Completes Review Of 2014 Commercial Crew Abort Test
2013-10-25 07:00:17

In preparation for a summer 2014 test, NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently laid out its plan to demonstrate the Dragon spacecraft's ability to carry astronauts to safety in the event of an in-flight emergency.

Boeing CST-100 OMAC Thrusters Tested In New Mexico
2013-09-21 07:55:27

After a gauntlet of test firings of the steering jets conducted at White Sands Space Harbor in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft is closer than ever to liftoff.

Mission Control Center Interface Test Completed By Boeing
2013-09-16 10:27:45

NASA For the first time, the Mission Control Center (MCC) at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has tested communications with a commercial, crew-capable spacecraft, as The Boeing Company conducted an interface test between the MCC and software planned for the company's CST-100 spacecraft. Boeing has partnered with NASA to develop a fully integrated crew transportation system, with its CST-100 spacecraft and United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, in partnership with NASA's...


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overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
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