50 Years After Moon Landing, Soyuz MS-13 Crew Launches to Space Station

At the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Soyuz MS-13 crewmen (from left) Drew Morgan, Aleksandr Skvortsov and Luca Parmitano practice their duties during a manual approach to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: Andrey Shelepin/GCTC

Three spacefarers from a trio of nations will launch aboard Soyuz MS-13 on Saturday, 20 July, bound […]

Leaky Valve Blew Up Crew Dragon During Abort System Test, Says SpaceX

A SpaceX Crew Dragon stands ready to launch on the uncrewed Demo-1 orbital flight test to and from the International Space Station for NASA. The vehicle later blew up during test firing of its abort engines, the cause of which was revealed by SpaceX on July 15, 2019. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

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A Decade of Chumps: NASA's 2009 Astronaut Class Chalks Up Ten Years of Space Experience

“Chump” Kjell Lindgren gazes out of the multi-windowed cupola on the International Space Station (ISS), during his 4.5-month increment in July-December 2015. Lindgren is today backing up both the first and second piloted flights of the SpaceX Crew Dragon. Photo Credit: NASA

Ten years ago, this week, nine American men and women from the […]

SpaceX Launches Late-Night Dragon CRS-17 to Space Station

SpaceX launched Dragon CRS-17 to the International Space Station at 2:48am Eastern time on May 4, 2019, under a crystal clear moonless sky from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

At the start of 2019’s fifth month, SpaceX has successfully launched its fifth mission of the year, […]

NASA Prepares for MBSU Replacement on Thursday; SpaceX Eyes Friday for CRS-17 Dragon Launch

Canadarm2 will robotically berth the CRS-17 Dragon at the nadir port of the station’s Harmony node. Photo Credit: Tim Peake/NASA/Twitter

SpaceX stands primed for its fifth launch of the year when the CRS-17 Dragon cargo mission heads to the International Space Station (ISS) in the small hours of Friday morning (3 May). Liftoff of […]

SpaceX CRS-17 Slips to May 3, Still Hush About Blowing Up Crew Capsule

The CRS-17 Dragon mission will continue a heritage of commercial cargo-delivery missions by SpaceX, delivering supplies and NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3) to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: NASA

UPDATE – On April 29, the space station team identified an issue with one of the station’s Main Bus Switching Units that distributes […]

Tenth Antares Booster Ferries NG-11 Cygnus on Late-Afternoon Flight to Space Station

Six years to the week since its inaugural launch, the liquid-fueled Antares rocket roared aloft from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va., on Wednesday, 17 April to deliver the next Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo: Cole Ippoliti / AmericaSpace.com

Six years to the […]

Antares to Launch NG-11 Cygnus from VA April 17, Honors Apollo 1 Hero Roger Chaffee

Antares raising vertical for launch. Photo: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Roger Chaffee never got to fly in space. Selected by NASA as a member of the space agency’s third group of astronauts—alongside future Moonwalkers Al Bean, Buzz Aldrin, Dave Scott and Gene Cernan—he was the youngest of his class and in March 1966 drew […]

'Full Power for Full Science': Remembering STS-119, Ten Years On

The International Space Station (ISS), as it appeared in March 2009, as shuttle Discovery departed at the end of STS-119. The S-6 truss and its two sets of solar array wings are visible at the far right of frame. Photo Credit: NASA, via Joachim Becker/SpaceFacts.de

Ten years ago, this month, the crew of […]

Dream Chaser Clears Another NASA Review for Inaugural 2021 Launch

America’s next ‘spaceplane’ recently cleared another key NASA review towards flight, checking off the next milestone on Sierra Nevada Corp’s (SNC) journey to launching their first Dream Chaser atop a ULA Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida in 2021.

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