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


Astronauts choose ‘Endurance’ as name for new SpaceX crew capsule 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 historic sailing vessel used by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton. The new spacecraft, previously known by serial number “Capsule 210,” is scheduled to launch Oct. 30 with three NASA astronauts and a European Space Agency flier heading for the International Space Station.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Oct 11)

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