Starliner Stacked Atop Rocket for Launch of Boeing's 2nd Orbital Flight Test July 30

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule is mated atop the ULA Atlas V rocket which will launch the spacecraft on an un-crewed second orbital flight test to & from the International Space Station for NASA as soon as July 30, pending a Flight Readiness Review set for July 22. Photos: ULA

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is […]

Atlas Rocket Stacked, Awaits Starliner's Arrival for 2nd Orbital Flight Test July 30

The uniquely configured ULA AtlasV rocket is assembled following initial stacking operations for the launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft for the OFT-2 mission for NASA’s Commercial Crew program to the International Space Station. Launch is targeted for no sooner than July 30. Photos: ULA

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is full steam ahead at […]

Crew-2 Launches, Takes Aim on Space Station for Saturday Arrival

Crew-2 astronauts @astro_kimbrough, @Astro_Megan, @aki_hoshide & @thom_astro are on their way to @Space_Station, following Friday morning launch aboard Dragon Endeavour. […]

Starliner's OFT-2 Launch Date Under Review, Ahead of Busy April at Space Station

A busy Visiting Vehicle manifest @Space_Station in April has produced another delay for @Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner OFT-2 mission. […]

SNC Receives FAA Approval to Land Dream Chaser on Former Shuttle Runway

@SierraNevCorp & @SpaceFlorida take one step closer to landing Dream Chaser @Space_Station cargo missions back home at @NASAKennedy. […]

Boeing Starliner Set for 25 March Atlas V Launch, STP-3 Mission Delayed

@NASA, @ULALaunch & @Boeing are targeting NET 25 March for CST-100 Starliner test flight to @Space_Station, as STPSat-3 mission slips for “launch readiness evaluations”. […]

The Year Ahead: 2021 Poses Risks, Challenges, Rewards (Part 2)

@Space_Station promises to be a busy place in 2021, as @Commercial_Crew hits its stride & @NASA_SLS & #Artemis prepares to return humans to the Moon. […]

New Falcon 9, Dragon Resilience, Crew-1 Ready for Saturday Launch, Weather Permitting

@SpaceX & @NASA are ready for #Crew1: the 100th human visit to the @Space_Station. Liftoff at 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, weather permitting. #LaunchAmerica […]

Crew Dragon Completes Certification, As FRR Clears Crew-1 for 14 Nov Launch

@NASA & @SpaceX formally certify Crew Dragon as 1st commercial provider of human transportation services to space. But Tropical Storm Eta may pose problems for this week’s NROL-101 & Crew-1 launches. […]

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. […]