• NASA has selected its deep space hardware-now comes the fun part

    10 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / NASA's Kathy Lueders, left, and SpaceX's Hans Koenigsmann track the Demo-2 crew mission in 2020. SpaceX is helping to enable NASA to think less about transportation and more about exploration.
    No NASA official would ever admit this in public, but the 2010s have been a frustrating decade for human spaceflight.
    After the space shuttle retired in 2011, as most everyone knows, NASA had no way to get its astronauts into space. But the frustrations ran deeper. Even as the agency scrambled to launch into low Earth orbit, it was tasked with sending astronauts further afield into deep...
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