October 7, 2022

Orion crew module hatch closed for Artemis 1 test flight

August 25, 2022

The Orion crew module hatch was closed for launch Thursday morning after technicians at pad 39B completed final closeouts and outfitting inside the spacecraft before liftoff next week on the unpiloted Artemis 1 test flight around the moon.

SpaceX test-fires repaired booster for weekend Starlink launch

August 25, 2022

SpaceX rolled a Falcon 9 rocket to its launch pad at Cape Canaveral and test-fired its engines Thursday, prepping for liftoff Saturday night carrying another group of Starlink internet satellites into orbit. The Falcon 9 booster has been repaired after a rough recovery in December knocked it out of SpaceX’s rocket reuse rotation.

Final week of Artemis 1 preps include Orion closeouts and booster servicing

August 22, 2022

Ground teams at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will load fuel into the Space Launch System moon rocket’s steering system and finish closeouts inside the Orion capsule on top of the launcher this week, setting the stage for the start of the two-day countdown sequence Saturday and liftoff Monday.

Webb images of Jupiter show auroras, rings, moons

August 22, 2022

A few weeks after officially starting science operations, the James Webb Space Telescope turned its mirrors toward Jupiter and captured stunning new infrared views of the gas giant planet, its auroras, moons, and faint rings.

Photos: SLS moon rocket rolls to launch pad

August 21, 2022

NASA’s first Space Launch System moon rocket arrived on pad 39B early Aug. 17 after an overnight rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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