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NASA, Boeing Teams Achieve Milestone Ahead of Crewed Flight

By |2023-01-20T13:55:00-05:00January 20th, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

From left, Starliner Flight Crew Integration Manager Tony Ceccacci, and NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams participate in a mission rehearsal at Boeing’s Avionics and Software Integration Lab in Houston. Photo credit: Boeing/Steven SiceloffNASA and Boeing recently completed a full start to finish integrated mission dress rehearsal for the company’s CST-100 [...]

2023 Commercial Crew Program Children’s Artwork Calendar Winners Chosen

By |2022-12-22T13:09:00-05:00December 22nd, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Young artists, ages 4-12 years old, from all over the world came together to make NASA’s 2023 Commercial Crew Program Children’s Artwork Calendar contest the biggest one yet! Children from the United States, India, South Korea, and all points in between submitted 2,260 works of art for this year’s contest, which ran from Sept. [...]

Teams Train for Starliner’s First Crewed Flight

By |2022-12-14T16:15:00-05:00December 14th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The NASA astronauts for Boeing’s Crew Flight Test (CFT) arrive in the high bay of Boeing’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 18, 2022. From left are Suni Williams, pilot; Barry “Butch” Wilmore, commander; and Mike Fincke, CFT backup spacecraft test pilot. Photo credit: BoeingNASA [...]

NASA Updates Commercial Crew Flight Manifest to Space Station

By |2022-11-03T11:37:00-04:00November 3rd, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

NASA and its mission partners are gearing up for a busy 2023 with crew launches and returns from the International Space Station. NASA worked closely with its international partners and commercial crew providers, Boeing and SpaceX, to secure new target launch dates for the upcoming flights that are optimal for space station needs. NASA’s [...]

Crew-4 Astronauts Safely Return to Earth

By |2022-10-14T17:24:00-04:00October 14th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

NASA astronauts Bob Hines, Kjell Lindgren, and Jessica Watkins, as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti splashed down safely in the SpaceX Dragon Freedom in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, at 4:55 p.m. EDT after 170 days in space.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 Targets New Return Date Weather Permitting

By |2022-10-13T14:45:00-04:00October 13th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

International Space Station Configuration. Five spaceships are docked at the space station including the SpaceX Crew Dragons Freedom and Endurance; and Russia’s Soyuz MS-22 crew ship and the Progress 80 and 81 resupply ships. Credits: NASANASA and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than 11:35 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 14, for the agency’s Crew-4 [...]

Weather Delays SpaceX Crew-4 Undocking from Station

By |2022-10-13T09:53:00-04:00October 13th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti handed over station command to cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev as the Expedition 68 crew observed on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022.NASA and SpaceX are standing down from the Oct. 13 departure opportunity for the agency’s Crew-4 mission from the International Space Station due to increased winds forecast in the splashdown area. Mission teams [...]

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 Space Station Departure Delayed for Weather

By |2022-10-12T15:00:00-04:00October 12th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts are seated inside the Dragon Freedom crew ship. The commercial crew quartet (from left) are Mission Specialist Jessica Watkins, Pilot Robert Hines, Commander Kjell Lindgren, and Mission Specialist Samantha Cristorforetti. Photo credit: SpaceXNASA and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than 10:05 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 13, for the agency’s [...]

Weather Provides Perfect Backdrop for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Liftoff

By |2022-10-05T16:21:00-04:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, named Endurance, lift off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 5, 2022, for the Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Kim ShiflettBy Jim CawleyNASA’s Kennedy Space Center It was a picture-perfect launch during a sun-splashed afternoon on Florida’s [...]

Dragon Spacecraft Reaches Orbit, News Conference at 1:30 p.m. EDT

By |2022-10-05T12:40:00-04:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Nicole Aunapu Mann, commander; Josh Cassada, pilot; and mission specialists JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina has safely reached orbit, and the nosecone has been opened. At 1:30 p.m., NASA will host a postlaunch news conference from NASA’s Kennedy Space [...]

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