Beautiful Shoes: Americans Launching and Landing on the Fourth of July

On 4 July 1982, the crew of STS-4 became the first U.S. astronauts to spend Independence Day in space. It also marked the date of their spectacular return to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Photo Credit: NASA

On the morning of 4 July 1982, a rapidly-moving black-and-white speck appeared on the horizon at Edwards […]

Rubins, Crewmates Discuss Upcoming Space Station Mission

Kate Rubins, pictured inside the station’s Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) during her Expedition 48/49 increment in 2016. Photo Credit: NASA

The candles will burn brightly for Kate Rubins’ next birthday. When the PhD cancer biologist-turned-astronaut hits 42 on 14 October, she will be serenaded by the blazing engines of a Soyuz-2.1a booster as […]

Spacewalkers Wrap Up Battery Work, Prepare for Future Upgrades

Today’s 6h 1m ISS EVA resembled “Route 66” for Expedition 63 astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken. […]

Spacewalking Heavyweights Smoothly Complete S-6 Battery Swap

Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy (right) and Flight Engineer Bob Behnken both completed their seventh career EVAs on Friday, 26 June. Photo Credit: NASA

Two of the United States’ most seasoned spacewalkers have completed the replacement of batteries in one of two power channels on the far-starboard S-6 truss segment on the International Space […]

NASA Outlines Upcoming Spacewalks; Crew Dragon Return NET Aug 2

Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy (left) and Flight Engineer Bob Behnken work with Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) in the Quest airlock. Photo Credit: NASA

Two U.S. astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday to begin the homestretch in a three-year-plus sequence of spacewalks to remove outdated nickel-hydrogen batteries from the […]

Cassidy, Behnken Primed for Spacewalks at Month's End

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken will conduct two spacewalks at the end of this month to continue upgrading power systems at the International Space Station. Photos: NASA

With the U.S. Operational Segment (USOS) of the International Space Station (ISS) newly replenished to three members, following the recent arrival of Dragon Endeavour crewmen Doug […]

Demo-2 Docks at Space Station, Expedition 63 Expands to Five Crew

Dragon Endeavour comes in for docking at 10:16 a.m. EDT Sunday. Photo Credit: NASA

Riding aboard a spacecraft they christened “Endeavour”—in honor of the now-retired shuttle which kicked off both of their astronauting careers more than a decade ago—NASA veterans Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken completed another milestone earlier today (Sunday, 31 May), with […]

Weather Delays Demo-2, Next Attempt NET Saturday

Demo-2 astronauts Doug Hurley (foreground) and Bob Behnken ran through a full-up Launch Day, but the Florida weather ultimately thwarted Wednesday’s launch attempt. Photo Credit: NASA/SpaceX

It’s been more than 3,000 days—almost nine full years—since a human-capable orbiting spaceship built and launched in the United States last swept back to Earth to return a […]

T-1 Day: NASA, SpaceX Ready to Bring Human Spaceflight Back to America (Part 2)

Bob Behnken (left) previously served as chief of NASA’s astronaut corps, whilst Doug Hurley piloted the final Space Shuttle mission, STS-135. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

The International Space Station (ISS) is primed to receive its sixth visiting vehicle of 2020 in the coming days, although of a kind unseen in almost a […]

Meet the Crew: Hurley, Behnken Primed for Historic U.S. Return to Space

Doug Hurley (left), mission commander of Demo-2, piloted the final Space Shuttle flight, whilst Bob Behnken, joint operations commander, is a veteran spacewalker and former chief of NASA’s astronaut corps. Photo Credit: NASA

Alan Shepard, Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, Walt Cunningham, Bob Crippen and John Young; just a handful of many […]