Stopping the Shuttle: Remembering the Drag Chute, 30 Years On

Until the very end of its life, NASA’s space shuttle fleet remained inherently dangerous. But 30yrs ago this month, work began to develop a technology which would make shuttle landings much safer. […]

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. […]

SpaceX Closes Record Year with Classified NROL-108 Mission, Lands Rocket for 70th Time

@SpaceX has successfully launched #NROL108 for @NatReconOfc, its first national security launch on a previously-flown #Falcon9. […]

SpaceX Launches 100th Successful Falcon 9 with CRS-21, ISS Docking Expected Monday

SpaceX CRS-21 heads to orbit atop Falcon 9 from Kennedy Space Center on Dec 6, 2020. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

SpaceX has completed its 100th fully successful Falcon 9 launch, having triumphantly boosted the CRS-21 Dragon cargo ship on the first leg of its day-long journey to the International Space Station (ISS). The […]

SpaceX, NASA Count Down to Sunday Morning CRS-21 Dragon Launch

@SpaceX & @NASA plan to launch #CRS21 Dragon to @Space_Station at 11:17 a.m. EST Sunday, 6 Dec. […]

NASA, SpaceX Watch Weather as Space Station Prepares for Dual-Dragon Ops

@NASA & @SpaceX are aiming to launch #CRS21 mission to @Space_Station at 11:39 a.m. EST Saturday, if the weather gods play ball. […]

SpaceX Aims for 100th Mission Success, as B1049 Returns to Port

As the record-breaking B1049 #Falcon9 core returns to shore, @SpaceX continues to stack up its reusability and frequent-flyer miles. […]

Barn Burner: Remembering the Record-Setting Return of Atlantis, OTD in 1985

As America celebrates #Thanksgiving, @AmericaSpace looks back at the 1st shuttle crew to celebrate the holiday, OTD in 1985. […]

On Anniversary of Longest U.S. Crewed Spaceflight, Dragon Resilience Prepares for ISS Docking

OTD in 1973, 3 astronauts launched to Skylab for what still stands as America’s longest human space mission flown on a U.S. vehicle. But Crew-1, currently inbound to @Space_Station, aims to break that record. […]

SpaceX, NASA Launch Crew-1; First U.S. Crewed Night Launch in 10 Years

@SpaceX & @NASA have launched #Crew1 astros @Astro_Illini, @VicGlover, @Astro_Soichi & Shannon Walker to @Space_Station. Docking due on Monday night. […]