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Weather 40% Favorable for Saturday Crew-8 Mission Launch

By |2024-02-29T20:34:00-05:00February 29th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

A colorful sunset serves as the backdrop for SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft on the pad at Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, ahead of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission. Photo credit: SpaceXLaunch weather officers with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron predict [...]

NASA, SpaceX Target Saturday, March 2, for Crew-8 Launch

By |2024-02-29T00:43:00-05:00February 29th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Members of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 from left to right, NASA astronauts Jeanette Epps, mission specialist; Michael Barratt, pilot; Matthew Dominick, commander; and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin, mission specialist; are photographed inside the crew access arm at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida during a dress rehearsal on Monday, Feb. 26, [...]

NASA, Intuitive Machines Share Images from the Moon, Provide Science Updates

By |2024-02-28T18:36:00-05:00February 28th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

Odysseus’ landing captured a leg, as it performed its primary task, absorbing first contact with the lunar surface. With the lander’s liquid methane and liquid oxygen engine still throttling, it provided stability. Credit: Intuitive Machines   NASA and Intuitive Machines co-hosted a news conference on Feb. 28 to provide a status update on the six [...]

NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test Stacking Up For Launch

By |2024-02-27T12:35:00-05:00February 27th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Crews raise a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to a vertical position at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. Photo credit: NASA/Frank MichauxNASA, Boeing, and ULA (United Launch Alliance) are readying the rocket that will launch the first [...]

NASA SpaceX Crew-8 Flight Readiness Review Concludes, Teleconference to Follow

By |2024-02-25T19:20:00-05:00February 25th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mission managers with NASA, SpaceX, and international partners gather on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to complete a Flight Readiness Review for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Photo credit: NASA/Kim ShiflettThe Flight Readiness Review (FRR) for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission [...]

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 Astronauts Touch Down at Florida Spaceport

By |2024-02-25T14:01:00-05:00February 25th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Crew members of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission to the International Space Station from right to left, NASA astronauts Jeanette Epps, Matthew Dominick, and Michael Barratt, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin, stand before members of the news media at the Launch and Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024. [...]

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 Astronauts Depart Houston for Florida

By |2024-02-25T12:25:00-05:00February 25th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Members of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 from right to left, NASA astronauts Jeanette Epps, mission specialist; Matthew Dominick, commander; Michael Barratt, pilot; and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin, mission specialist; will launch to the International Space Station no earlier than 12:04 a.m. EST Friday, March 1, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in [...]

NASA Science Touches Down on Moon with Intuitive Machines’ Mission

By |2024-02-22T22:55:00-05:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

Carrying NASA science and technology to the Moon, Intuitive Machines’ uncrewed lunar lander touched down at 5:23 p.m. CST on Thursday. The instruments aboard Odysseus will prepare NASA for future human exploration of the Moon under Artemis. Additional updates will be available Friday, Feb. 23.

Intuitive Machines Prepares to Land on the Moon with NASA Science Ready to Begin Operations

By |2024-02-22T17:02:00-05:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

After a successful lunar orbit insertion, Odysseus is currently orbiting the Moon, approximately 12 miles above the lunar surface. Carrying six NASA science investigations and technology demonstrations, the Intuitive Machines lander is expected to land at 6:24 p.m. EST near Malapert A in the south polar region of the Moon. Watch now on NASA+, [...]

Intuitive Machines Updates IM-1 Mission Landing Time

By |2024-02-22T14:40:00-05:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

NASA science is taking another orbit around the Moon. Flight controllers chose to complete an additional orbit before beginning the IM-1 Mission landing sequence. The updated landing time is 6:24 pm. EST. NASA coverage of the mission will begin at 5 p.m. on NASA+, NASA TV, and the agency’s website. [...]

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