June 29, 2022

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.

Live coverage: SpaceX crew capsule docks with space station

April 9, 2022

Less than a day after launching from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, four commercial space fliers arrived Saturday at the International Space Station, becoming the first all-private crew to visit the orbiting research complex. Docking of SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavour spacecraft with the station occurred at 8:29 a.m. EDT (1229 GMT).

Falcon 9 rocket test-fired for Axiom commercial crew mission

April 6, 2022

SpaceX rolled a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to their launch pad Tuesday and test-fired the booster’s engines Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center, setting up for launch Friday of four private space fliers on a 10-day mission to the International Space Station.

NASA bumps Artemis countdown rehearsal until after Axiom crew launch

April 5, 2022

NASA officials said Tuesday they are standing down from a cryogenic loading test on the agency’s Space Launch System moon rocket until after the launch of a commercial crew mission from a neighboring pad at the Kennedy Space Center. A countdown test Monday was delayed by what NASA managers characterized as minor issues, including a liquid oxygen temperature concern and a manual valve that was left in the wrong configuration before teams evacuated the SLS launch pad.

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