News Archive / Author: Matt Haskell
Matt Haskell is a published aviation and spaceflight photographer and writer based in Merritt Island Florida. Born and raised outside Edwards Air Force Base and NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, he moved to Florida’s Space Coast and began photographing and reporting spaceflight professionally full time in 2018.
Articles By Matt Haskell
Inspiration4 soars into orbit with 4 non-professional astronautsSeptember 15th, 2021
Less than eight months after its announcement, the all-private civilian Inspiration4 mission has launched into orbit.
Inspiration4 set for 1st all-private civilian orbital spaceflightSeptember 13th, 2021
Inspiration4, the first all-private civilian orbital spaceflight, is set to launch four ordinary people on a three-day trip circling Earth.
Ingenuity makes 12th flight from the Martian surfaceAugust 23rd, 2021
In yet another milestone, the Mars Helicopter Ingenuity made its 12th flight from the Red Planet’s surface on Aug. 16.
Atlas rocket for Boeing crewed mission arrives at the CapeJune 25th, 2021
On June 21, United Launch Alliance unloaded its Atlas V rocket first stage, and Dual Engine Centaur Upper stage in Port Canaveral, Florida, ahead of Boeing's Crewed Flight Test mission.
SpaceX CRS-22 Dragon launches with new solar arrays for ISSJune 3rd, 2021
Lifting off atop a brand new Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX sent its CRS-22 Dragon spacecraft into orbit on a 1.5-day trek to the International Space Station.
SpaceX CRS-22 Dragon launching science, power upgrades to ISSJune 1st, 2021
SpaceX is set to launch its next resupply mission to the International Space Station, CRS-22, bringing the outpost fresh science and new solar arrays.
Light this candle! The 60th anniversary of the first American in spaceMay 5th, 2021
Sixty years ago today, on May 5, 1961, NASA astronaut Alan Shepard rocketed to space in his Mercury capsule to become the first American and the second human in space.
Delta IV Heavy launches classified NRO payload from CaliforniaApril 26th, 2021
A Delta IV Heavy took the the skies from Vandenberg Air Force Base to send the secretive NROL-82 payload into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office.
Wings of exploration: reflecting on the 40th anniversary of the space shuttleApril 12th, 2021
The launch of the space shuttle on April 12, 1981, proved to be a history-making event. For many, that day stemmed careers, dreams and imaginations alike.
NASA conducts Orion water drop tests ahead of Artemis 2April 7th, 2021
NASA made a considerable splash Tuesday afternoon by dropping its Orion crew module into a pool of water at its research facility in Langley, Virginia.
Virgin Galactic unveils its first ‘SpaceShip III’ suborbital spacecraftApril 5th, 2021
Last week, Virgin Galactic, the space tourism firm owned by Richard Branson, revealed its newest design, SpaceShip III, with the first vehicle in this line dubbed “VSS Imagine.”
NASA chooses Falcon Heavy for first segments of lunar gatewayFebruary 13th, 2021
In a contract award as part of NASA’s Artemis program, NASA announced on Tuesday, February 9, that they have awarded the launch contract for initial elements of the Gateway Lunar Outpost to SpaceX and their Falcon Heavy rocket.
Vulcan rocket progresses towards first launch with pathfinder arrivalFebruary 13th, 2021
Progress continues to advance for United Launch Alliance’s newest rocket, as the pathfinder for the Vulcan rocket arrived by the company’s cargo ship and was unloaded at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Saturday, February 15.
SpaceX teams up with St Jude & Shift4 to offer free trip to spaceFebruary 7th, 2021
In a surprise announcement on Monday, February 1, and scheduled to be brought to the masses through a Super Bowl ad, SpaceX has announced the first all civilian mission of their Dragon spacecraft, helmed by billionaire Jared Isaacman, in financial support of St. Jude.
Firefly awarded NASA contract for CLPS Lunar LanderFebruary 6th, 2021
As part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program, Firefly Aerospace has been awarded a $93.3 million contract to land a set of 10 research payloads on the moon in 2023 as part of CLPS Task Order 19D.