NG-14 Cygnus Arrives at Space Station, Ahead of Expedition 64 Launch Next Week

@NorthropGrumman’s #NG14 #Cygnus cargo ship arrived at @Space_Station early Monday, fully laden with radish plants, night repair serum & a new toilet. […]

Antares Breaks Launch Week Curse, as SpaceX Suffers Last-Second Scrub

After a week snakebitten by weather & technical troubles, @NorthropGrumman picked up the baton by launching #Antares Friday night, as @SpaceX #Falcon9 scrubbed at T-2 sec. […]

NROL-44 Scrubs, Next Launch Attempt NET Wednesday Night

@ULALaunch scrubs #NROL44, as #MajesticDelta aims for 11:54 p.m. EDT Wed, as @SpaceX aims for 2 #Falcon9 missions & @NorthropGrumman readies #Antares for #NG14. […]

NG-14 Cygnus Readies for Tuesday Night Launch From Wallops

@NorthropGrumman will launch its #NG14 Cygnus spacecraft, named in honor of @NASA_Astronauts #KalpanaChawla, on 29 Sept. […]

Next Cygnus Cargo Ship Named for Columbia Astronaut Kalpana Chawla

@NorthropGrumman has named its upcoming #NG14 Cygnus cargo mission in honor of #Columbia astronaut Kalpana Chawla. […]

Lock the Doors: Remembering Columbia's Final Homecoming, OTD in 2003

As evidenced by the clock on the main screen at 14:15:05 GMT (9:15:05 am EST) on 1 February 2003, this view of a tense Mission Control was acquired a quarter of an hour after the first sign of trouble…and a minute ahead of Columbia’s expected landing. By now, everyone was aware that all hope […]

'Lock the Doors': Remembering Columbia's Loss, OTD in 2003

The beauty of Earth was a sight that none of the STS-107 crew ever grew tired. Photographed through Columbia’s overhead flight deck windows, this astonishing vista was captured on 22 January, six days after launch. Photo Credit: NASA

On this day, 1 February, in 2003, the seven-member crew of shuttle Columbia—Commander Rick Husband, […]

'Copy and Concur': 20 Years Since Shuttle Columbia's Heads-Up Ride to Space

Columbia launches on STS-87, 20 years ago today. Photo Credit: NASA, via Joachim Becker/SpaceFacts.de

Twenty years ago today, on 19 November 1997, a shuttle mission with a difference rose from Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. It was the first flight from the 39B complex since January, and on […]

'Lock the Doors': Remembering Columbia's Final Mission (Part 2)

As evidenced by the clock on the main screen at 14:15:05 GMT (9:15:05 am EST), this view of a tense Mission Control was acquired a quarter of an hour after the first sign of trouble…and a minute ahead of Columbia’s expected landing. By now, everyone was aware that all hope was gone and […]

'So Thin and Fragile': Remembering Columbia's Final Mission (Part 1)

The dual-shift nature of STS-107 required the inclusion of sleep stations in Columbia’s middeck. In this image, Red Team members Laurel Clark, Rick Husband and Kalpana Chawla peek out of their bunks. Photo Credit: NASA

When Columbia’s payload bay doors opened at around midday EST on 16 January 2003—a few hours after NASA’s […]