Tag Archives: Spaceflight

01Jun/20

NASA Astronauts Launch from America in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read more

29Sep/17

Musk shrinks ‘Big F***ing Rocket,’ claims 2024 Mars mission

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk claims his company will land a person on the red planet at least a decade earlier than NASA, and has downsized the plans for its “BFR” rocket vehicle in an effort to cut costs. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

28Sep/17

Scientists complete 8-month isolation mission simulating life on Mars

A team of scientists have finally returned to civilization after completing a NASA-funded isolation experiment to simulate life on Mars. Continue reading

27Sep/17

NASA gives sneak peek of ‘mission to touch the sun’

LAUREL, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists unveiled the Parker Solar Probe at a laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, on Monday (September 25), where the spacecraft is being prepared to make an unprecedented plunge into the sun’s atmosphere. Continue reading

03Sep/17

Record-breaking U.S. astronaut and crew back on Earth

IN SPACE (SEPTEMBER 2, 2017) (NASA TV) – NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Sunday (September 3), capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record. Continue reading

26Jul/17

NASA astronaut captures aurora space spectacle

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer has shared stunning time-lapse images of the aurora borealis he captured from the International Space Station on June 26 and shared on Sunday. Continue reading

07May/17

Unmanned U.S. Air Force space plane lands after secret, 2-year mission

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (MAY 07, 2017) (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE) – The U.S. military’s experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday (May 7) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted nearly two years, the Air Force said.
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01May/17

SpaceX launches rocket with classified U.S. spy satellite

SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. Continue reading

31Mar/17

SpaceX launches first recycled rocket

SpaceX Falcon 9 blasted off from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled rocket, a feat that may open an era of cheaper space travel. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading