NG-14 Cygnus Readies for Tuesday Night Launch From Wallops

@NorthropGrumman will launch its #NG14 Cygnus spacecraft, named in honor of @NASA_Astronauts #KalpanaChawla, on 29 Sept. […]

Like An Animal: Hurley, Behnken Reflect on Historic Dragon Endeavour Mission

@Astro_Doug & @AstroBehnken discuss their 64-day @Space_Station mission, what splashdown feels like…and those pesky boats. […]

Demo-2 Success Lays Groundwork for Future Commercial Crew Missions

Yesterday’s return of @Astro_Doug and @AstroBehnken finally brought human spaceflight capability back to U.S. shores for the first time since the end of the Space Shuttle era. […]

Dragon Endeavour Splashes Down, Makes First U.S. Oceanic Return in 45 Years

@SpaceX Dragon Endeavour made the first U.S. splashdown in 45yrs today, as @Astro_Doug and @AstroBehnken wrap up a 64-day mission. […]

Hurley, Behnken Ready for First U.S. Splashdown Since Apollo-Soyuz

@Astro_Doug and @AstroBehnken will return to Earth this coming weekend, aboard @SpaceX Dragon Endeavour, after 64 days in orbit. […]

Behnken, Cassidy Join "Pretty Exclusive Club", Both Log Tenth Spacewalks

@AstroBehnken & @Astro_SEAL joined an exclusive club of spacewalking supremos on Tuesday as they completed their 10th EVAs each. […]

Veteran Spacewalkers Tackle Final Space Station Battery Swaps

@AstroBehnken and @Astro_SEAL completed a six-hour battery replacement spacewalk with flying colors Thursday. […]

Behnken, Cassidy Ready for Final Battery Spacewalks, Get-Aheads

Two seasoned spacewalkers are primed & ready for to complete the last ISS battery swaps this week. […]

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 […]