As the first NASA astronauts set to launch from American soil in almost a decade, they are laying the foundation for the pre-flight traditions that U.S. commercial spacecraft crews will follow.
Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is a commercial company aiming to launch cargo, and eventually people, to low-Earth orbit. The firm is developing its Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 booster under contracts from NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program and its Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.
Today (May 21), former NASA astronauts Mike Massimino and Garrett Reisman will go live to chat about SpaceX's upcoming historic launch.
Veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center today (May 20), ready to take off on SpaceX's historic Demo-2 test flight.
SpaceX tested the engine on its latest Starship prototype again yesterday (May 19), and the trial produced a little more flame than the company had planned.
SpaceX is scheduled to launch Demo-2 next Wednesday (May 27), a mission that will send NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station.
The spacecraft that will fly SpaceX's first-ever crewed mission has reached the launch site ahead of next week's epic liftoff.
The European Space Agency is joining the "Kerbal Space Program" in a free "Shared Horizons" expansion launching July 1.
SpaceX's latest Starlink satellite launch has been delayed because of tropical storm Arthur. The mission will now take off after the company's crewed Demo-2 launch, which is scheduled for May 27.
Here's a step-by-step explainer of what will happen during SpaceX's first Crew Dragon mission with astronauts, from prelaunch preparations to splashdown.
NASA's monopoly on American activities in low-Earth orbit (LEO) is ending, and that's just what the space agency wants.
See photo's of SpaceX's Starlink missions to deploy thousands of small internet satellites into orbit.
NASA and the makers of "Kerbal Space Program 2" are looking for gamers with the right stuff to recreate SpaceX's Demo-2 Crew Dragon mission.
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