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. […]

Landing in The Drink: Remembering America’s Oceanic Returns from Space (Part 2)

As @Astro_Doug and @AstroBehnken head back to Earth, they become the first American astronauts to splashdown in 45 years. […]

SpaceX Aims for Monday Launch With ANASIS-II Satellite for South Korea

For 35yrs, shuttle Atlantis held the record for the shortest launch-to-launch record of a reusable, orbital-class launch vehicle. That’s set to change Monday with @SpaceX launch to deliver #ANASIS-II to orbit. […]

Veteran Spacewalkers Tackle Final Space Station Battery Swaps

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

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 […]

'Huffing and Puffing': How Does Flying a Falcon 9 Compare to the Rest? (Part 2)

Launch of Dragon Endeavour atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 on 30 May 2020. Photo Credit: Mike Killian/AmericaSpace

It’s rare that you can time a moment in history to a single split-second. But last Saturday, that split-second fell at 3:22:45 p.m. EDT, when American astronauts rode an American-made spacecraft, atop an American-built rocket, and from […]

'Huffing and Puffing': How Does Flying a Falcon 9 Compare to the Rest? (Part 1)

Dragon Endeavour rises from historic Pad 39A on Saturday evening. The Falcon 9 is now the seventh American-made booster to have lofted American astronauts to space in almost six decades. Photo Credit: Mike Killian/AmericaSpace

Last month, America observed 59 years since Alan Shepard became the nation’s first man in space. Tucked inside his tiny […]