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News Archive / Tagged: Commercial Crew Program

  • President Trump delivers remarks after Demo-2 launch

    Michael McCabeJune 6th, 2020

        President Donald J. Trump gave a speech inside of NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building after the successful launch of astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.

  • Demo-2 Launch Readiness Review complete, weather systems presenting as a ‘strange brew’

    Cullen DesforgesMay 25th, 2020

      NASA and SpaceX today completed the Launch Readiness Review for Demo-2, the next step in marching towards a May 27, 2020 planned launch date.

  • US Space Force prepares for astronaut rescue missions

    Matt HaskellMay 22nd, 2020

    The 45th Operational Group, Detachment 3 stands ready to rescue Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in the event their missions ends in an unexpected abort.

  • Astronauts Behnken, Hurley arrive in Florida; only 7 days until Demo-2

    Michael McCabeMay 20th, 2020

    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana welcomed the crew of the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the Cape on May 20, 2020. Set to lift off in just 7 days, Demo-2 will be the first crewed launch from American soil since OV-104 Atlantis took her final flight on July 8, 2011. […]

  • Flight plans released for SpaceX’s Demo-2 crewed mission

    Cullen DesforgesMay 14th, 2020

    During a recent joint NASA / SpaceX Demo-2 mission press conference, a clear picture was painted as to what launch day activities and the ensuing flight of Crew Dragon will look like.

  • Astronaut Douglas Hurley to serve as Demo-2 spacecraft commander

    Laurel KornfeldMay 8th, 2020

      NASA astronaut Douglas Gerald Hurley flew on the last crewed mission to launch from American soil 11 years ago, and fittingly, will serve as spacecraft commander of Crew Dragon Demo-2, the first crewed flight to resume launches from the US.

  • Astronaut Bob Behnken will be one of two-person crew on Crew Dragon Demo-2 launch

    Laurel KornfeldMay 6th, 2020

    When NASA’s Crew Dragon Demo-2 launches astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011, astronaut Robert L. “Bob” Behnken will ride on the spacecraft as the mission’s joint operations commander.

  • SpaceX completes final testing milestone before first crewed launch

    Matt HaskellMay 3rd, 2020

    SpaceX successfully completed its 27th test of the Mark 3 Parachute for the Crew Dragon capsule, fulfilling the final testing requirement for NASA certification and review of the parachute system. The test comes following several successful milestones, including January’s in flight Abort test.

  • Boeing CST-100 Starliner Testing Deficiencies Identified

    Michael McCabeMarch 9th, 2020

    Details are emerging about exactly what and how testing was performed prior to Boeing launching their Starliner test capsule on December 20, 2019, a flight which resulted in a mixed outcome instead of what was supposed to be a resounding and highly anticipated success.

  • 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.