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  • Virgin Orbit LauncherOne Reaches Space 18 January 2021 | 7:37 pm Virgin Orbit, the California-based satellite launch company, confirmed that its LauncherOne rocket reached space during the company's second launch demonstration today, successfully deploying 10 payloads for NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP)....
  • Boeing Completes Software Qualification for Second Starliner Test Flight 18 January 2021 | 7:35 pm Boeing recently completed its formal requalification of the CST-100 Starliner's flight software in preparation for its next flight....
  • Blue Origin Conducts A Successful Demonstration of Crew Capsule Upgrades 15 January 2021 | 12:46 am Blue Origin successfully completed its 14th mission to space and back today for the New Shepard program....
  • Cargo Dragon Undocks from Station and Heads for Splashdown 12 January 2021 | 10:44 pm With NASA astronaut Victor Glover monitoring aboard the International Space Station, an upgraded SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Docking Adapter on the station's space-facing port of the Harmony module at 9:05 a.m. EST....
  • NanoRacks Bishop Airlock Installed On Orbit 28 December 2020 | 10:27 pm The NanoRacks Bishop airlock is pictured after its was installed to the port side of the Tranquility module and still attached to the Canadarm2 robotic arm....
  • Sentinel-6 First Stage Booster Landing 22 December 2020 | 2:25 am The first-stage booster of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket flies down to a landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California during the launch of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich mission. The Falcon 9 carrying the satellite lifted off from Vandenberg's...
  • Astrobotic CubeRover Undergoes Testing 20 December 2020 | 6:04 pm The Astrobotic CubeRover traverses the terrain in the Granular Mechanics and Regolith Operations Laboratory regolith bin at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Dec. 10, 2020....
  • Nanoracks Airlock Prepared For Launch 13 December 2020 | 11:54 pm The first commercially funded airlock for the International Space Station is packed in the Cargo Dragon spacecraft's trunk in October 2020 for its ride to the International Space Station on SpaceX's 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-21) mission....
  • Loading Up A Space Cargo Droid 13 December 2020 | 11:46 pm The remaining time-sensitive payloads bound for the International Space Station on SpaceX's 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-21) mission are loaded into the Cargo Dragon spacecraft on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020....
  • OFT-2 Starliner Gets Its Back Shells 13 December 2020 | 11:40 pm Boeing technicians install back shells on the Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) Starliner crew module inside the company's Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on December 2, 2020....
  • Study Confirms Dark Coating Can Reduce Satellite Reflectivity 9 December 2020 | 12:24 am Observations conducted by the Murikabushi Telescope of Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory confirmed that dark coating can reduce satellite reflectivity by half....
  • NASA, Boeing Complete Series of Starliner Parachute Tests Ahead of Future Flights with Astronauts 9 December 2020 | 12:21 am NASA and Boeing have completed Starliner's last parachute balloon drop test ending a reliability campaign that will help strengthen the spacecraft's landing system ahead of crewed flights to and from the International Space Station....
  • NASA Astronauts Work Aboard The Commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft 18 November 2020 | 8:28 pm NASA astronauts (from left) Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker work inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft as they get ready for their approach and rendezvous with the International Space Station....
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon Rolls Out To The Launch Pad 11 November 2020 | 12:32 am A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A....
  • Crew Dragon And Falcon 9 In The Hangar 10 November 2020 | 1:02 am @SpaceX Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 in the hangar at Launch Complex 39A ahead of launching four astronauts to the @Space_Station; liftoff targeted for Saturday, November 14 at 7:49 p.m. EST...