Soyuz rocket rolls out for launch of Russian-American crew to space station – Spaceflight Now

A Soyuz-2.1a rocket stands on its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome after rollout from its hangar Monday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls Ground teams at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan rolled a Soyuz rocket to its launch pad Sunday, moving a step closer to liftoff Wednesday with a team of … Read more

NASA, Boeing target February for first crew flight on Starliner spacecraft – Spaceflight Now

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft approaches the International Space Station for docking May 20 on the unpiloted Orbital Flight Test-2 mission. Credit: NASA NASA and Boeing have penciled a launch date in February for the first piloted test flight of the Starliner commercial crew capsule, allowing time to implement fixes on the spacecraft after an unpiloted demo … Read more

SpaceX’s next crew launch delayed by booster damage – Spaceflight Now

A Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft launched April 8 on the Ax-1 commercial crew mission for Axiom Space. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX and NASA have delayed the launch of the next US crew flight to the International Space Station from early September to no earlier than Sept. 29, allowing time for ground teams to … Read more

NASA has Purchased 5 More Crew Dragon Missions, Keeping the ISS Going Until 2030

On November 15th, 2020, NASA and SpaceX made history when a crewed spacecraft – the Crew Dragon Resilience – lifted off from American soil and delivered four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). This mission (designated Crew-1) was a culminating achievement for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) and effectively restored domestic launch capability to … Read more

Chinese crew arrives at space station for six-month construction mission – Spaceflight Now

A Long March 2F rocket lifts off with the Shenzhou 14 mission at 10:44 pm EDT Saturday (0244 GMT Sunday). Credit: CASC China’s Shenzhou 14 spacecraft glided to an automated docking at the Tiangong space station Sunday, hours after launching with three astronauts to begin a six-month mission that will see the outpost triple in … Read more

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ episode 3 builds up crew backstories

Warning: Spoilers for “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” season 1, episode 3 For the first time in a very long time it seems, fans of “Star Trek” are actually agreeing on something and that is how good “Strange New Worlds” is. So much so, that The Wrap (opens in new tab) reports that “Star Trek: … Read more

Space station astronauts check out Starliner crew capsule – Spaceflight Now

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Russian cosmonaut Denis Matveev, and astronaut Bob Hines inside the Starliner spacecraft docked at the International Space Station. The instrumented mannequin, “Rosie the Rocketeer,” is in the commander’s seat wearing a Boeing spacesuit. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now Astronauts on the International Space Station floated into Boeing’s Starliner capsule Saturday, … Read more

Boeing docks crew capsule to space station in test do-over

This image from NASA TV shows the Boeing Starliner preparing to dock at the International Space Station, Friday, May 20, 2022. Boeing’s astronaut capsule has at the International Space Station in a critical repeat test flight. Only a test dummy was aboard the capsule for Friday’s docking, a huge achievement for Boeing after years of … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule takes off on a long-awaited test flight – Spaceflight Now

ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket climbs off pad 41 with Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft. Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft thundered into orbit Thursday from Cape Canaveral aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, aiming to dock at the International Space Station on a years-late test flight to prove the capsule’s systems before … Read more

Countdown begins for test flight of Starliner crew capsule – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The mission will launch Boeing’s human-rated Starliner spacecraft on its second unpiloted Orbital Flight Test. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live NASA Broadcast … Read more