October 24, 2021

Spacewalking astronauts install second upgraded solar array

June 25, 2021

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA crewmate Shane Kimbrough floated back outside the International Space Station Friday and deployed a 60-foot-long roll-out solar array, the second of six new blankets being installed to upgrade the lab’s power system and offset age-related degradation.

Watch live as space station astronauts make spacewalk

June 25, 2021

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough will head outside the International Space Station for a planned six-and-a-half hour spacewalk beginning around 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT). The spacewalkers will install and unfurl a second roll-out solar array outside the space station.

SpaceX postpones second Transporter rideshare launch

June 24, 2021

SpaceX said Thursday it has postponed the next launch of a Falcon 9 rocket, previously scheduled for Friday at Cape Canaveral, due to unspecified technical concerns. The Falcon 9 will launch on a commercial rideshare mission with more than 80 small satellites.

Interstage adapter installed on Space Launch System

June 23, 2021

NASA has stacked the next piece of the agency’s first Space Launch System moon rocket, adding an adapter structure to connect the launch vehicle’s core stage and upper stage, which is scheduled to be installed next week.

Photos: SpaceX rocket launches, then lands, on Space Force mission

June 21, 2021

These photos show the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 17 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, carrying a GPS navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Space Force. Once its job was complete, the rocket’s first stage booster returned to a landing on a SpaceX drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Spacewalkers unfurl first of six new space station solar arrays

June 20, 2021

Astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Shane Kimbrough floated outside the International Space Station Sunday to deploy and unroll a new solar array blanket after encountering spacesuit glitches and an interference issue during a previous excursion Wednesday.

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