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Aug 10 NG-16 Cygnus
nasa northrop grumman
Vehicle Antares 200
Location Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A
Time 5:56 PM EDT / 2021-08-10 21:56:00Z

Northrop Grumman’s NG-16 Cygnus spacecraft is slated to launch to the International Space Station to resupply the orbiting outpost. It'll be the fifth flight for Northrop Grumman under the second Commercial Resupply Services contract. The spacecraft will launch atop an Antares 230+ rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia, and spend several days catching up to and rendezvousing with the station.

NETAug Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2
nasa ula
Vehicle Atlas V 421
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

Launching atop an Atlas 5 rocket in an "N22" variant* will be the second uncrewed flight test, OFT-2, of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft. It's set to be an end-to-end re-flight of the original OFT mission in December 2019. *The variant designation means it will have no payload fairing, two solid rocket motors and two engines on the Centaur upper stage. Note: The image used in this entry shows the 421 variant.

NETSep Crew-3 Dragon
nasa spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 (Crew Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

SpaceX's Crew-3 Dragon mission is slated to bring NASA Raja Chari and Thomas Marshburn as well as German astronaut Matthias Maurer and another yet-unnamed international astronaut. They'll replace outgoing astronauts from the Crew-2 flight and are expected to remain aboard the outpost for about six months before being replaced by the crew of the first operational CST-100 mission, Starliner-1, in early 2022.

NETDec Starliner CFT
nasa ula
Vehicle Atlas V 421
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

Launching atop an Atlas 5 rocket in an "N22" variant* will be Boeing's first crewed CST-100 Starliner mission to the International Space Station. It will see NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore, Michael Fincke and Nichole Mann fly to the outpost for at least one or two weeks. *The variant designation means it will have no payload fairing, two solid rocket motors and two engines on the Centaur upper stage. Note: The image used in this entry shows the 421 variant.

Missions No Earlier Than 2022

NETJan Axiom Mission 1
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 (Crew Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

Axiom Space has contracted with SpaceX and NASA to fly the first private International Space Station crew for a weeklong stay at the outpost. Included are former NASA astronaut and Ax-1 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, American entrepreneur Larry Connor, Canadian investor and philanthropist Mark Pathy and Israeli investor and philanthropist Eytan Stibbe.

NET2022 Boeing Starliner-1
nasa ula
Vehicle Atlas V 421
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

Launching atop an Atlas 5 rocket in an "N22" variant* will be Boeing's first operational crewed CST-100 Starliner mission to the International Space Station: Starliner-1. It will see NASA astronauts Sunita Williams, Josh Cassada and Jeanette Epps, as well as Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. *The variant designation means it will have no payload fairing, two solid rocket motors and two engines on the Centaur upper stage. Note: The image used in this entry shows the 421 variant.