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Astronauts choose ‘Endurance’ as name for new SpaceX crew capsule

European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer and NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron pose for a photo during training at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Credit: SpaceX The astronauts who will ride SpaceX’s newest Dragon spaceship into orbit later this month said Thursday they named their spacecraft “Endurance” as a tribute to the human spirit and a ...

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Crew-3 Discusses Upcoming Mission, Names New Dragon ‘Endurance’

Crew-3 astronauts (front to rear) Raja Chari, Kayla Barron, Matthias Maurer and Tom Marshburn pose with their Falcon 9 core stage. Photo Credit: SpaceX Four astronauts representing NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are only three weeks away from their 2:43 a.m. EST launch on 30 October to the International Space Station (ISS). Seasoned spacefarer Tom Marshburn—a veteran of ...

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Inspiration4 crew chats with Elon Musk, works through first full day in space

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION A view of the cupola window on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft. Credit: SpaceX The first all-civilian, privately-funded crew to reach orbit came through their initial hours in weightless environment of space “healthy, happy and resting comfortably,” SpaceX reported Thursday. Company founder Elon Musk added: “Just spoke with (Inspiration4) crew. All is well.” But ...

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Dragon Resilience Primed for Wednesday Launch, As Inspiration4 Prepares to Inspire

The first all-civilian spacefaring crew poses for a portrait in their SpaceX pressure suits. Commanding Inspiration4 is Jared Isaacman (top), with Sian Proctor at left, Hayley Arceneaux at right and Chris Sembroski at the bottom. Photo Credit: John Kraus/Inspiration4.com Favorable weather is expected for Wednesday night’s much-anticipated launch of Dragon Resilience and the Inspiration4 crew, touted as the first “all-civilian” ...

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