July 4, 2022

Live coverage: Four astronauts launch from Kennedy Space Center

April 27, 2022

Four astronauts strapped into their seats on SpaceX’s Dragon Freedom spacecraft and rode a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit early Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, beginning a 16-hour chase of the International Space Station. Liftoff from pad 39A occurred at 3:52 a.m. EDT (0752 GMT).

Crew-4 mission timeline

April 27, 2022

This detailed mission timeline covers major vehicle and crew activities during the Crew-4 countdown and rendezvous with the International Space Station.

SpaceX poised for quick turnaround between astronaut missions

April 26, 2022

Just 39 hours after SpaceX returned four private astronauts to Earth, the company’s next crew launch for NASA is set for early Wednesday from Florida, with a planetary geologist, a medical doctor, and former U.S. and Italian fighter pilots heading to the International Space Station.

Live coverage: Axiom’s private crew returns to Earth on SpaceX capsule

April 24, 2022

After a nearly a week’s worth of mission extensions due to scheduling and weather factors, Axiom’s all-private crew undocked from the International Space Station at 9:10 p.m. EDT Sunday (0110 GMT Monday), heading for re-entry and a parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of Florida at 1:06 p.m. EDT (1706 GMT) Monday.

SpaceX again waves off return of Axiom crew mission

April 23, 2022

With persistent high winds off the Florida coast, SpaceX on Saturday again waved off the undocking and return to Earth of a Dragon crew capsule from the International Space Station with four private astronauts. The decision delays the Axiom crew’s departure until no earlier than Sunday night, with splashdown Monday afternoon.

SpaceX rolls out Falcon 9 rocket for next NASA crew launch

April 19, 2022

SpaceX rolled a reused Falcon 9 booster and a brand new Dragon crew capsule to their launch pad Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for final tests, a day after the astronauts who will ride the spacecraft to the space station arrived for pre-flight preparations.

Commercial crew has no problem adapting to life on space station

April 14, 2022

The first NASA-sanctioned all-private crew to visit the International Space Station has had few problems adapting to weightlessness, but a non-stop schedule of proprietary research and public outreach has left little “window time” for sightseeing, their commander said Wednesday.

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