October 20, 2021

NASA swaps two astronauts from Boeing missions to SpaceX crew flight

October 7, 2021

NASA has reassigned two rookie astronauts from missions on Boeing’s troubled Starliner crew capsule to a SpaceX crew mission to the International Space Station late next year, a move agency officials said will allow the astronauts to gain spaceflight experience for future lunar expeditions.

Four private citizens ride SpaceX rocket into orbit on historic mission

September 16, 2021

With the backing of a billionaire businessman, four private citizens blasted off Wednesday night from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a first-of-its-kind fully commercial three-day spaceflight aboard a SpaceX crew capsule, riding to an altitude higher than any person has flown in two decades.

Photos: Inspiration4’s rocket ready for launch on pad 39A

September 15, 2021

Photographers visited launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center early Wednesday to set up remote cameras. Photographer Michael Cain captured these views of the 215-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft ahead of liftoff on the Inspiration 4 private crew mission.

Live coverage: Inspiration4 crew gives update on their mission

September 15, 2021

Four private citizens strapped into a Crew Dragon spacecraft Wednesday for the ride of their lives. The Inspiration4 mission, the first all-private, non-government human spaceflight ever to travel into orbit, blasted off from Kennedy Space Center on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 8:02 p.m. EDT Wednesday (0002 GMT Thursday). The crew members gave a live update on their mission at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) Friday.

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