September 21, 2021

Crew completes spaceship fit check ahead of all-private mission to orbit

September 1, 2021

The four private citizens who will fly into orbit later this month on a chartered SpaceX capsule visited their spaceship at Cape Canaveral this week for fit checks. On Wednesday, officials released the first pictures of the cupola window attached to the Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft, a new addition that will offer the crew expansive views of planet Earth from an altitude of more than 350 miles.

NASA’s hopes waning for SLS test flight this year

August 31, 2021

The earliest NASA’s first Space Launch System moon rocket could roll out from the Vehicle Assembly Building to its seaside launch complex in Florida is in late November, officials told Spaceflight Now, leaving little time to conduct a critical fueling test, roll the rocket back into the VAB for final closeouts, then return to the pad for liftoff before the end of the year.

SpaceX launches resupply mission to International Space Station

August 29, 2021

SpaceX launched a Dragon cargo capsule¬†from Florida on a thundering predawn ascent into orbit early Sunday aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, kicking off the company’s 23rd commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station. The rocket’s reusable booster was the first to land on a new SpaceX drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Live coverage: SpaceX cargo ship docks at space station

August 27, 2021

SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon capsule approached the International Space Station Monday for an automated docking to deliver more than 4,800 pounds (2.2 metric tons) of supplies and experiments. Docking with the space station’s Harmony module is occurred at 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT).

SpaceX test-fires rocket before space station cargo mission

August 25, 2021

On the cusp of ending a two-month SpaceX launch drought, ground crews raised a Falcon 9 rocket vertical Wednesday on its launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for an engine test-firing and final cargo loading before liftoff Saturday on a resupply flight to the International Space Station.

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