Axiom finalizing agreements for private astronaut mission to space station
The chief executive of Axiom Space says agreements with NASA, SpaceX, and fare-paying passengers should be finalized in the coming weeks for the launch of the first all-private crew to the International Space Station in October 2021, and former NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria is set to command the mission.
Back at Cape Canaveral, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule preps for next mission
Fresh off a 64-day test flight to the International Space Station with astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, SpaceX’s first human-rated Crew Dragon spaceship is back at Cape Canaveral for inspections, refurbishment and upgrades before flying to the station again with a four-person crew next spring.
SpaceX aces last Dragon parachute test before crew launch
SpaceX test-fires rocket ahead of record-setting Starlink launch
Watch as SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 ahead of Starlink launch (members only)
Good weather predicted for Cape Canaveral’s first launch of 2020
Falcon 9 performs extended mission in test for future U.S. military launches
After redesigns, the finish line is in sight for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship
Five-and-a-half years ago, SpaceX founder Elon Musk revealed SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, a sleek-looking human-rated spaceship with 3D-printed engines, a roomy stylized interior and touchscreen controls. Now SpaceX’s first ship to ferry astronauts — with numerous design changes introduced since 2014 — is about to leave the company’s factory for final testing before launching early next year.