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2017 – China Launch, Human

China is one of three nations to have launched humans into orbit with indigenous launch vehicles, but there were no such launches in 2017. The most recent... China is one…

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2017 – Russia Launch, Human

Russia remained the only nation to launch humans to orbit during 2017, using its Soyuz launch vehicle and capsule. The continued depression of Russian launch activity during... Russia remained the…

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2017 – U.S. Suborbital

Many countries and organizations have floated plans for human suborbital spaceflight. However, there are very few building suborbital launch vehicles for this purpose, and even fewer... Many countries and organizations…

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2017 – U.S. Launch, Human

The last U.S. human space launch was conducted in 2011. NASA now relies on Russia’s Soyuz space launch system, paying hundreds of millions of dollars to transport U.S. astronauts to...…

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2016 – Orbital Human Space Launch

The 52 years since the inauguration of human spaceflight have witnessed great strides in developing the technology required to support human life in orbit and... The 52 years since the…

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Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure – TSR 2018

Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure - TSR 2018 examines global human spaceflight operations to include both the Chinese and US space stations, launch vehicles from all spacefaring nations, communications satellite constellations, PNT…

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2016 – U.S. Suborbital

The promise of humans routinely traversing space for the purposes of business and pleasure has been around for nearly as long as... The promise of humans routinely traversing space for…

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2016 – U.S. Launch, Human

The United States is approaching its sixth year without a space launch vehicle capable of transporting humans to space and back. NASA has instead... The United States is approaching its…

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2016 – Russia Launch, Human

Russia continued to be the only nation ferrying humans to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2016 with its... Russia continued to be the only nation ferrying humans to the…

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