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News Archive / Tagged: NASA

  • Artemis I Orion spacecraft advancing through tests at Plum Brook Station

    Michael ColeJanuary 31st, 2020

    SANDUSKY, OHIO -- Testing is fully underway on the Orion spacecraft for the upcoming Artemis I test flight mission at NASA's Plum Brook Station testing facility in Sandusky, Ohio. The Orion crew capsule, integrated with its European Service Module, is currently inside the facility's Space Environments Complex undergoing thermal vacuum tests in the largest thermal vacuum chamber in the world.

  • NASA broadcast celebrates Spitzer telescope’s accomplishments

    Laurel KornfeldJanuary 24th, 2020

    In a live broadcast on Wednesday, January 22, NASA celebrated 16 years of incredible accomplishments by the Spitzer Space Telescope, one of its four "Great Observatories" in space.

  • Gallery: SpaceX’s Dragon clears safety check paving way for crewed missions

    Michael McCabeJanuary 19th, 2020

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Images from the Jan. 19 test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft which successfully demonstrated the vehicle's ability to pull astronauts away from the rocket in the event of an accident on its way to orbit.

  • SuperDraco engines set to be tested during SpaceX in-flight abort

    Theresa CrossJanuary 19th, 2020

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- With the in-flight Crew Dragon abort test set to launch in less than an hour, let's take a look into the incredibly powerful and spacecraft specific SuperDraco engine.

  • No in-flight abort for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft today

    SpaceFlight InsiderJanuary 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.

  • 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.

  • NASA graduates its newest class of Astronauts

    Sean CostelloJanuary 10th, 2020

    As NASA prepares to send astronauts to destinations far beyond Earth, a new breed of space flyers has joined the elite cadre of the agency's astronaut corps.

  • CRS-19 Dragon wet and waiting for next mission

    Cullen DesforgesJanuary 7th, 2020

    After spending nearly a month berthed to the International Space Station, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon capsule left the Station and splashed down marking the successful completion of its mission.

  • OPINION: 2019 – Numbers and Names

    Jason RhianJanuary 1st, 2020

    Well that happened. 2019 was a roller-coaster of ups and downs that will have far-reaching consequences for future space exploration efforts.

  • What’s in a name? Mars 2020 wouldn’t know, it doesn’t have one – yet

    James RiceDecember 30th, 2019

    NASA's Mars 2020 rover is on the verge of traveling to the Red Planet and beginning its search for evidence of Martian life. But it's missing something very important.

  • NASA Mars 2020 rover passes driving test

    Jim SharkeyDecember 27th, 2019

    Remember how stressful it was taking your first driver's test? Now imagine driving a car that's worth $2.5 billion.

  • 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.