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News Archive / Tagged: Commercial Crew Program

  • SpaceX, NASA monitoring weather ahead of in-flight abort test.

    Sean CostelloJanuary 19th, 2020

    CAPE CANAVERAL. Fla. — As the sun rises and the shorelines of the Space Coast communities fill with eager spectators, SpaceX and NASA engineers have their attention focused on the early Sunday morning weather systems.

  • SpaceX poised to take large step toward human space flight

    Cullen DesforgesJanuary 17th, 2020

    SpaceX is ready to check off another box on the list of requirements that need to be completed before the company can send crewed missions to the International Space Station.

  • Boeing releases video from recent OFT mission

    Cullen DesforgesJanuary 16th, 2020

    Boeing has released video from its failed attempt to send its "Starliner" spacecraft to the International Space Station.

  • Starliner makes history in redefined ‘victory’

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 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.

  • OFT: What went wrong?

    Jim SiegelDecember 21st, 2019

    NASA and Boeing don't seem to know what exactly prevented the OFT Starliner from completing its primary mission objective.

  • Gallery: ULA launches OFT-1 Starliner

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 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.

  • Report suggests NASA made a $1.6B Boeing mistake

    Patrick AttwellNovember 15th, 2019

    A damning new report released by NASA’s Office of Inspector General paints a dismal picture of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The report suggests one of the two participants attempted to extort the space agency for more money.

  • OPINION: SpaceX’s upcoming Starlink mission means more than ending Florida’s launch drought

    Curt GodwinNovember 3rd, 2019

    The Space Coast has not seen a liftoff since Aug. 22. SpaceX is set to launch the second group of its Starlink satellites on Nov. 11, ending a two-month "drought" of ground launches from Florida. This upcoming mission has a lot more riding on it other than just alleviating that.

  • Critical tests for Boeing and SpaceX’s crewed efforts slated for next week

    Jason RhianNovember 1st, 2019

    If things go according to plan next week, NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will check key systems that are required to keep astronauts safe on their way to orbit. If these last checks can be completed, the agency could finally regain a capability it lost almost a decade ago.

  • CRS-18 Dragon arrives at ISS with new docking adapter

    Derek RichardsonJuly 27th, 2019

    Days after threading the needle with weather to launch, SpaceX’s CRS-18 Dragon spacecraft rendezvoused and berthed with the International Space Station.

  • SpaceX reveals cause of Crew Dragon explosion

    Jason RhianJuly 15th, 2019

    SpaceX held a test of the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on April 20, 2019 which ended with an explosion at the NewSpace firm's Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Today, SpaceX released what it believes to have caused the accident during a briefing earlier this afternoon.

  • Starliner ‘at-sea’ crew rescue training exercise performed

    Derek RichardsonApril 24th, 2019

    NASA and the Department of Defense conducted a search and rescue training exercise for Boeing's Starliner spacecraft at the Army Wharf in Port Canaveral.

  • Boeing’s first crewed test flight gains extension

    Jason RhianApril 5th, 2019

    Missions are often altered as they are readied for flight. The first crewed launch for Boeing's CST-100 "Starliner" spacecraft appears to be no exception.

  • First flight of Boeing Starliner spacecraft could slip again

    Jason RhianMarch 21st, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- It is being reported that Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, which is being producing as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), has encountered another delay. If accurate, this latest delay could see the mission pushed back by almost half a year.

  • With Crew Dragon’s first flight complete, where’s Boeing’s Starliner?

    Jason RhianMarch 19th, 2019

    In a video promoting Boeing's Starliner spacecraft the words "Your Ride Is Here" are prominently-placed. The statement suggests Starliner is prepped and ready to send crews to the ISS - but is it?