Alex Crouch

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Mars 2020 rover
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Perseverance VS Curiosity – What’s New?

We do an overview of NASA's Perseverance Rover (formerly Mars 2020), the rocket that will take it there, the timeline, and the landing sequence. All the while, drawing comparison to its older sibling, Curiosity, to see what’s changed and what has stayed the same.
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Starlink 5 | Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX's Starlink 5 mission, launching from Kennedy Space Centre, will fly 60 Starlink satellites into orbit atop of its Falcon 9 rocket. This will be the fifth operational launch of SpaceX's near-global satellite constellation - Starlink, which aims to deliver a fast, low-latency internet service to locations where access has previously been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable.
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CRS-20 | Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX will be launching its original Dragon capsule to resupply the ISS for a final time. The spacecraft will fly on top of the company's workhorse Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral space Force Station, Florida.
SpaceX StarLink booster launch
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Starlink 4 | Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX will be launching 60 satellites on top of its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. This will be the fourth operational launch of SpaceX's near-global satellite constellation - Starlink, which aims to deliver a fast, low-latency broadband internet service.
SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-1 on LC-39A with access arm
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Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test | Falcon 9

SpaceX will conduct an uncrewed In-flight Abort (IFA)Test. This will validate Crew Dragon's ability to pull crew away to safety in the event of a failure during launch. The capsule will fire its integrated SuperDraco abort motors at the point of maximum dynamic pressure (max q), on ascent, and pull itself safely clear of the Falcon 9.