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. […]

NASA, Boeing Give Update on Starliner OFT Investigation, Path Forward

NASA’s newly-appointed associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate, Kathy Lueders, and Commercial Crew Program Manager Steve Stich have discussed the outcome of the High Visibility Close Call review of last December’s uncrewed test flight of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner.

Lofted atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V […]

Demo-2 Flies, Ends 9-Year U.S. Crew Launch Hiatus

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching America’s first crew back to space from US soil on the Crew Dragon May 30, 2020 from Kennedy Space Center pad 39A on the Demo-2 flight test to and from the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

The wait is over. […]

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 […]