June 23, 2021

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.

Spacewalkers run out of time before unrolling new space station solar array

June 16, 2021

Two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station Wednesday and attached a rolled-up solar array, the first of six intended to boost the lab’s power back to factory fresh levels. But a spacesuit glitch and then an interference issue with the array mechanism prevented them from extending the new panel as planned.

ULA delays Atlas 5 launch to study unexpected engine vibrations

June 10, 2021

United Launch Alliance’s next Atlas 5 launch will carry Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule into orbit July 30 on its second unpiloted test fight, officials confirmed Thursday. An Atlas 5 rocket for the U.S. military previously scheduled for June 23 has been postponed as engineers analyze unexpected vibrations of a new upper stage engine nozzle on a mission last month.

Dragon capsule delivers 7,300 pounds of cargo to International Space Station

June 5, 2021

Wrapping up a two-day transit from a launch pad in Florida, a SpaceX Dragon capsule autonomously linked up with the International Space Station Saturday with more than 7,300 pounds of cargo, including new solar arrays, crew supplies, and experiments looking at how spaceflight affects the biology of tardigrades and baby squid.

Live coverage: Dragon cargo ship docks with space station

June 3, 2021

A SpaceX Cargo Dragon capsule wrapped up a two-day trip to the International Space Station Saturday with more than 7,300 pounds of hardware and supplies, including two upgraded solar arrays to augment the lab’s power system. The automated supply ship docked with the orbiting outpost at 5:09 a.m. EDT (0909 GMT).

Whitson to command planned commercial flight to space station

May 25, 2021

Peggy Whitson, America’s most experienced astronaut, and veteran GT3-class race car driver John Shoffner, a long-time pilot, will anchor a four-person crew launching to the International Space Station aboard Axiom Space’s second commercial trip to orbit, the company announced Tuesday.

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