World Mourns Passing of James Beggs, NASA's Tenth Administrator

Jim Beggs, who died last week, was NASA’s tenth administrator. Photo Credit: NASA

It is a sad footnote of history that the man who once described the Hubble Space Telescope as the “eighth wonder of the world” passed away on the eve of its 30th anniversary. As the world observes three decades of Hubble […]

Astronaut Chris Cassidy Launches on 195-day Mission to Space Station

The first Soyuz-2.1a booster to carry a human payload roars aloft from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:05 p.m. local time (4:05 a.m. EDT) Thursday 9 April 2020 with NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner. They docked to the International Space Station at 10:13 a.m. EDT while both […]

SpaceX Launches 20th Space Station Resupply Mission, Nails 50th Rocket Landing

CRS-20 launch and Falcon 9 landing for the 50th time. Credit: SpaceX

A twice-used Falcon 9 booster core lifted a three-times-flown Dragon cargo ship towards the International Space Station (ISS) earlier overnight to kick off SpaceX’s fifth mission of 2020. Liftoff of the veteran Falcon 9 core, tailnumbered “B1059”—which saw previous service to launch […]

NG-13 Cygnus Begins ISS Chase with 8,000 Pounds of Cargo for Space Station

Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket lofting the Cygnus cargo ship on the NG-13 mission to resupply the ISS for NASA. Photo: NASA

The roar of rocket engines shook Wallops Island, Va., earlier today (Saturday, 15 February), as the first of two Northrop Grumman Corp. Cygnus missions planned for 2020 began its journey to the International […]

Antares to Launch NG-13 ISS Resupply Tonight from VA, Spacecraft Named After Robert Lawrence

As America honors Black History Month through February, Sunday’s scheduled sunset launch of the next Northrop Grumman Corp. Cygnus mission to the International Space Station (ISS) appropriately memorializes Robert H. Lawrence, the U.S. Air Force major who became the first African-American to be selected for astronaut candidate training and might—had the hands of fate […]

Christina Koch Returns to Earth After Longest Ever Spaceflight by a Woman

Astronaut Christina Koch smiles as she gives a “thumbs up” sign shortly after being extracted from the Soyuz MS-13 crew ship that brought her home after 328 days in space. Credit: NASA TV

A new record for the longest single space mission ever undertaken by a woman was triumphantly set earlier today (Thursday, 6 […]

Weather Forces SpaceX to Push In-Flight Abort to NET Sunday

Crew Dragon atop Falcon 9 for the In-Flight Abort Test. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

UPDATE – NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 8 a.m. EST Sunday, Jan. 19, for launch. The abort test has a six-hour launch window. Teams are standing down from today’s launch attempt due to poor splashdown and recovery weather.

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Boeing's Starliner 'Calypso' Returns to KSC Following Orbital Flight Test

Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule from the recent Orbital Flight Test, inside the company’s C3PF processing facility at Kennedy Space Center on Jan 15, 2020, fresh back from New Mexico where the spacecraft landed on Dec 22, 2019. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crew capsule which recently flew the Orbital Flight Test […]

NASA, SpaceX Target Jan 18 for Major In-Flight Abort Test of Crew Dragon

Falcon 9 launching to space (left) at about the same point in ascent where the Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test will occur (right is Crew Dragon undergoing testing) Photo (left): John Studwell / AmericaSpace.com (right credit SpaceX)

SpaceX already kicked off America’s new decade of spaceflight recently with a picture-perfect launch of their Starlink-2 […]

Starliner OFT Returns Safely, Hits Numerous Objectives Despite Missing ISS

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner after it landed in White Sands, New Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The landing completes an abbreviated Orbital Flight Test for the company that still meets several mission objectives for NASA’s Commercial Crew program. Photo Credit: NASA

This morning, Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner returned to Earth and made a picture-perfect landing […]