August 8, 2022

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.

Live coverage: Soyuz brings home three-man crew

December 19, 2021

Two Japanese space tourists and a Russian cosmonaut have closed out a 12-day visit to the International Space Station. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his assistant Yozo Hirano, and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin undocked from the station in their Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft at 6:50 p.m. EST (2350 GMT) Sunday, and touched down in Kazakhstan at 10:13 p.m. EST (0313 GMT).

Blue Origin poised for first launch with crew of six

December 10, 2021

Sixty years after NASA astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space, his oldest daughter plans to blast off Saturday on a sub-orbital flight of her own, joining former NFL star and TV host Michael Strahan, two entrepreneurs and a father-and-son duo aboard a Blue Origin New Shepard spacecraft.

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