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News Archive / Tagged: Kennedy Space Center

  • NASA remembers its fallen astronauts in annual ceremony

    Mike HowardFebruary 7th, 2019

    Today, NASA paused to reflect and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of space exploration in its annual Day of Remembrance ceremony.

  • SpaceX Demo Flight 1 could slip to March

    Jason RhianJanuary 31st, 2019

    The world is on the edge of its seat waiting for the first flight of a crew-rated Dragon spacecraft. It appears it will have to wait a little longer.

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 test fire rekindles US spaceflight hopes

    Jason RhianJanuary 25th, 2019

    The static fire test of one of the company's Falcon 9 rockets heralded the potential approach of astronauts using one of these rockets to travel to the ISS.

  • Falcon 9 rocket for SpaceX Demo Flight-1 set for test fire

    Jason RhianJanuary 22nd, 2019

    While the U.S. government might be shut down due to a political impasse, Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX is taking the next steps toward returning the U.S.' lost ability to send astronauts into low-Earth orbit. 

  • UPDATE: Blue Origin targeting Wednesday for NS-10 flight

    Jason RhianJanuary 20th, 2019

    After a 2018 postponement, Blue Origin is targeting a new date to send the company's third New Shepard rocket on its fourth flight.

  • Notes on the Run: Where the wild things are

    Jason RhianJanuary 13th, 2019

    The locations where rockets are tested at or lift off from are usually in the middle of nowhere. Within these swamps and deserts live a wide assortment of creatures that you have to contend with if you're going to be in the space business.

  • How tall do you have to be to take SpaceX’s Commercial Crew ‘ride?’

    Jason RhianJanuary 9th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- SpaceX has come to be known for its irreverent streak when it comes to its spacecraft and rockets. A recent tweet made by Elon Musk suggests this behavior is likely to continue.

  • Crew Dragon flight ‘about a month away’ – UPDATE

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 8th, 2019

    According to a tweet from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the company’s first Crew Dragon flight is “about a month away,” likely pushing the flight into February.

  • Falcon 9 with Crew Dragon vertical at Launch Complex 39A

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 5th, 2019

    After years of development, SpaceX's Crew Dragon is almost ready for its first flight to the International Space Station. However, unknowns still remain.

  • New year, new era? Commercial Crew Program poised for first flights

    Cullen DesforgesJanuary 1st, 2019

    As 2018 comes to a close, NASA could be edging closer to regaining what it lost almost eight years ago - the ability to launch astronauts on its own (with the help of private companies) from U.S. soil.

  • SpaceX continued to set records in 2018

    Curt GodwinDecember 31st, 2018

    With 2017 seeing SpaceX set a company record of 18 launches in a single year, the California-based launch provider looked to 2018 to build on that success.

  • Notes on the run: Embrace the suck

    Jason RhianDecember 30th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- One of the things you have to get accustomed to when covering the space program is when things go wrong. Weather, idiotic boat captains, "out of family" sensor data, bad mouse food - you never know what, or who, might creep in to complicate what should be a simple process.

  • Shutdown: What’s open at NASA?

    Patrick AttwellDecember 29th, 2018

    With no sign that it will be resolved soon, the ongoing partial U.S. government shutdown looks to continue well into the first days or weeks of 2019. As such, it is having wide-reaching effects on NASA's operations.

  • OPINION: 50 years after Apollo 8 NASA is grounded

    Jason RhianDecember 25th, 2018

    On Dec. 25, 1968 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders circled the Moon in their Apollo 8 capsule. This was a dark period in U.S. history and, as one person stated via a telegraph, Apollo 8 had "saved 1968." It was a time when anything seemed possible. It now serves as a reminder of a bygone age.

  • Navigating politics, SpaceX’s successes attract executive-level attention

    Jason RhianDecember 17th, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- It looks like SpaceX will have its latest scheduled launch, that of the GPS III navigational satellite, attended by a politician who has shown great interest in U.S. space efforts.