October 27, 2021

Live coverage: Crew-3 astronauts arrive at Kennedy Space Center for launch

October 26, 2021

Astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, Matthias Maurer, and Kayla Barron flew from their home base in Houston to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Tuesday to begin their final few days of launch preparations before blasting off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for the International Space Station Sunday.

Progress cargo ship relocated to new module at International Space Station

October 22, 2021

A Russian Progress supply ship docked with the new Nauka lab module at the International Space Station Friday, completing a 29-hour free flight after detaching from a different port at the complex. The relocation positions the Progress spacecraft to assist with leak checks of the Nauka module’s propulsion system.

Boeing zeros in on cause of Starliner launch delay

October 19, 2021

Engineers are zeroing in on the “root cause” of a disappointing August launch scrub that grounded Boeing’s Starliner astronaut ferry ship: humidity-triggered corrosion in key propulsion system valves, company managers said Tuesday.

Live coverage: Russian actress, film director, cosmonaut back on Earth

October 17, 2021

Closing out a nearly 12-day high-flying film shoot on the final frontier, Russian actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko returned to Earth Sunday with cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy. The crew’s Soyuz spacecraft landed in Kazakhstan at 12:35 a.m. EDT (0435 GMT), following an undocking from the International Space Station three hours earlier.

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.

SpaceX is adding two more Crew Dragons to its fleet

October 6, 2021

SpaceX is about to double the size of its fleet of Crew Dragon spaceships. The company is debuting a new spacecraft for a NASA launch later this month, and is building a fourth human-rated capsule that should be ready for flight early next year, a SpaceX official said Wednesday.

Soyuz arrives at space station for out-of-this-world film shoot

October 5, 2021

Chalking up a space first of sorts, a Russian actress, her director-cameraman and a veteran cosmonaut rocketed into orbit, chased down the International Space Station and successfully docked Tuesday, setting the stage for an out-of-this-world movie shoot.

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