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Locked and Loaded: Artemis I’s muscle delivered to KSCJune 16th, 2020
NASA, still riding high on regaining the ability to launch astronauts to low-Earth-orbit is now preparing to turn the dial up to eleven. LEO is nice and all - but flying to the Moon is way better. The agency is pulling this pieces to achieve just that.
No in-flight abort for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft todayJanuary 18th, 2020
SpaceX has been forced to stand down from today's attempt to test out a critical element of the company's crew-rated spacecraft.
Launch of Shijian 20 lights up Chinese skies and exploration ambitionsDecember 28th, 2019
China has big plans for its space program. But before it can achieve them, it needed to make sure a key launch vehicle was up to the task. A recent mission suggests that it is.
Russia launches final Rockot with trio of communications satellitesDecember 27th, 2019
Russia launched its final mission on the nation's 2019 manifest when it sent three communications satellites to orbit on Friday, Dec. 27. The flight marked the close of a vehicle designed for violence.
ULA gets the nod to launch GOES-T satelliteDecember 23rd, 2019
NASA has selected a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket to ferry the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-T to orbit.
Starliner makes history in redefined ‘victory’December 22nd, 2019
Boeing's Orbital Flight Test concluded today (Sunday Dec. 22) when the Starliner capsule touched down at White Sands Missile Range. Launched Friday, the mission saw the first U.S.-built crew-rated capsule land on soil rather than splashing down in the ocean.
Gallery: ULA launches OFT-1 StarlinerDecember 20th, 2019
While Boeing's Starliner spacecraft might not have made a very good first showing under its first Commercial Crew Program (CCP) flight - United Launch Alliance's Atlas V N422 was a complete success.
Boeing Blunder! Starliner timing failure prevents ISS rendezvousDecember 20th, 2019
"Unplanned but stable." That's how Boeing referred to the first flight of its Starliner "space taxi." In layman's terms, the spacecraft was placed in the wrong orbit and won't be going to the International Space Station.
Launch of JCSAT-18 / Kacific-1 furthers SpaceX’s reusability programDecember 18th, 2019
SpaceX's domination of the launch services market continues with Monday's launch of a Boeing-built satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. and Kacific Broadband Satellites.
GALLERY: SpaceX launches JCSAT-18 and Kacific-1December 17th, 2019
Launching right on time, SpaceX used one of its Falcon 9 rockets to send the JCSAT-18/Kacific-1 satellite to orbit on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at 7:10 p.m. EST (00:10 UTC on Tuesday). SpaceX sent the Boeing-built satellite on its way to a geostationary transfer orbit. All photos courtesy of SpaceX.
Mars 2020 rover’s protective cover arrives at KSCDecember 13th, 2019
Space is a pretty wicked place. Fortunately for the Mars 2020 rover, NASA has the robot detective covered.
ShareSpace Apollo 11 Gala held under KSCVC’s Saturn VJuly 16th, 2017
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Under one of the three surviving Saturn V Moon rockets, Buzz Aldrin's ShareSpace Foundation hosted a gala and auction in honor of mankind's first footsteps on another world on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
SpaceFlight Insider has joined Patreon!June 27th, 2017
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James Webb Space Telescope prepares for deep freezeMay 15th, 2017
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continued its long and meandering journey to space with a stop in Houston, Texas. The telescope has been moved to Johnson Space Center so it can undergo the last cryogenic test before the massive observatory is launched into space in 2018.
Expedition 53/54 crew provides details about their upcoming missionMay 11th, 2017
HOUSTON, Texas — NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, along with their Russian crewmate Alexander Misurkin, detailed their future flight to members of the press on Wednesday, May 10. The trio of Expedition 53/54 crew members discussed the logistics and science that will be required during their flight to the ISS.