Private Space Flight

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SpaceX will attempt the first commercial spacewalk

This month, the burgeoning era of private spaceflight takes a big step forward. SpaceX is set to launch Polaris Dawn, its second all-civilian mission (after Inspiration4 in 2021) and the first in their Polaris program. Originally announced in 2022, Polaris Dawn is designed to push the limits of SpaceX’s technology and help pave the way […]

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In the era of private spaceflight, who gets to be an astronaut?

The title of “astronaut” is one of the rarest designations a human can have—only 652 people on our planet have ventured into outer space.  Figuring out how to leave Earth on a rocket was truly such a difficult task that it required resources and manpower that only a government-scale operation like NASA could provide. And

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