Astronaut Praises SpaceX Crew Dragon’s Smooth Return Ride Experience

The SpaceX Crew Dragon with its four main parachutes deployed prior to splashdown upon its latest return. One of tehe four parachutes took longer to deploy, with spacecraft speed remaining nominal during this time. Image: NASA Astronauts part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Crew-2 mission that … Read more

First all-civilian space crew on Inspiration4 shares stunning images of Earth taken from space

Jeff Bezos in front of Blue Origin’s space capsule Dubbed the ‘NewSpace’ set, Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk all say they were inspired by the first moon landing in 1969, when the US beat the Soviet Union in the space race, and there is no doubt how much it would mean to … Read more

Mars colony simulations: Crew may revolt without strong interplanetary communication

After humans are sent to live on Mars, what if they stop communication with us on Earth? Mars One Earlier this month, six people began their tenure in an immersive experiment that’s either your greatest dream or your worst nightmare: They’re living in a simulated extraterrestrial colony while being monitored by its builders. It’s part … Read more

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endurance arrives at space station with four Crew-3 astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A shiny new SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the company’s Crew-3 mission docked successfully at the orbiting lab Thursday evening (Nov. 11). The Crew Dragon Endurance, which launched SpaceX’s four crewed flight for NASA on Wednesday (Nov. 10), linked up … Read more

The new Crew-3 crew has arrived aboard the International Space Station

This photo provided by NASA shows the arrival of the Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, before its docking, on November 11, 2021. AP There was no handover, but the relief has arrived. The SpaceX capsule carrying a new crew, Crew-3, docked Thursday evening, November 11, at the International Space Station (ISS), to replace … Read more

NASA, SpaceX Set To Launch International Space Station’s Next Crew To Orbit

The SpaceX-built launch vehicle was set for liftoff at 9:03 p.m. (0200 GMT Thursday) Cape Canaveral: The latest team of astronauts bound for the International Space Station, three from NASA and a German crewmate, suited up for a planned liftoff atop a SpaceX rocket on Wednesday, despite rain and clouds at the Florida launch site … Read more

SpaceX has sent a new crew to the International Space Station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket takes off at Cape Canaveral, Florida on November 10, 2021. JOE SKIPPER / REUTERS The succession of Thomas Pesquet is on the way. Three American astronauts and a German took off, Wednesday evening, November 10, for a six-month mission in orbit in the International Space Station. Several times postponed, take-off was … Read more

The mission of the fourth full Crew Dragon crew adds to the delay

The start, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 30 (local time), was first postponed to Wednesday, November 3 this year. The reason for this change was the difficulties related to unfavorable weather. On Monday, November 1, however, NASA indicated that the delay will worsen, which is related to the deterioration of the health of one of … Read more

Crew Dragon flight to space station delayed

NASA and SpaceX mission managers have decided to delay launch of a Crew Dragon astronaut ferry flight to the International Space Station, pushing liftoff from Sunday to Wednesday because of rough weather in the crew’s abort landing zone. Crew-3 commander Raja Chari, pilot Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Barron and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer had … Read more

SpaceX readies Crew Dragon for Halloween launch

SpaceX is readying a Falcon 9 rocket for a pre-dawn Halloween launch Sunday to ferry three Americans and a German to the International Space Station. It will be the maiden flight of a new Crew Dragon capsule, “Endurance.” Docking will kick off a hectic few days of handover activity as four departing astronauts, who launched … Read more