NASA astronauts excited to watch Boeing’s Starliner launch to space station Thursday

Butch Wilmore, Mike Fincke and Suni Williams are all military test pilots and NASA astronauts, and they’re eager for Boeing’s new spacecraft to prove itself so they can climb aboard. NASA held a press conference Wednesday (May 18), a day before the planned launch of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft on a crucial uncrewed test flight to … Read more

Blue Origin’s NS-21 space tourism launch: When to watch and what to know

Blue Origin will fly six people into suborbital space this week on the company fifth crewed mission. The flight, known as NS-21, is the 21st flight of the New Shepard vehicle overall (hence the name). Liftoff is set for Friday (May 20) at 9:30 am EDT (1330 GMT) from the company Launch Site One near … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner is ‘go’ for crucial May 19 launch to the space station

Boeing’s Starliner capsule is ready to launch again. During a flight readiness review Wednesday (May 11), NASA cleared Starliner to launch on Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), a crucial uncrewed mission to the International Space Station. The decision keeps the Boeing spacecraft on track to launch on May 19 at 6:54 pm EDT (2254 GMT) from … Read more

SpaceX Starlink launch spawns spectacular glowing cloud

The aftermath of a SpaceX Starlink launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 6, 2022 sprawls across the sky before dawn in this stunning view. (Image credit: SpaceX) Space coast residents got a treat early Friday (May 6) when SpaceX’s the latest Starlink satellite fleet launch spawned an eerie glowing cloud that … Read more

LinkSpace returns: Chinese startup plans rocket launch and landing this year

China’s LinkSpace plans to send a rocket into space and land it safely in late 2022, three years after the startup’s last major test. The company announced Thursday (May 5) that it had carried out a static fire test of its Reusable Launch Vehicle T6 (RLV-T6) rocket using new methane-fueled engines at a site in … Read more

Epic catch! Rocket Lab snags falling booster with helicopter after 34-satellite launch

Rocket Lab just did something we’ve never seen before. Rocket Lab sent 34 satellites to orbit today (May 2) with its two-stage Electron launcher, which lifted off from the company New Zealand site at 6:49 pm EDT (2249 GMT). Impressive enough, but it was the action in the downward direction that was unprecedented. After sending … Read more

Little CAPSTONE cubesat ready to launch on big moon mission next month

Early next month, Rocket Lab is slated to launch a pathfinding cubesat mission that supports NASA’s Artemis return-to-the moon program. The Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment – mercifully called CAPSTONE for short – tips the scales at a modest 55 pounds (25 kilograms). This microwave-oven-sized spacecraft will be lofted from New … Read more

SpaceX set to launch space station’s next astronaut crew for NASA

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Technology PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters Joe Skipper and Steve Gorman Article content CAPE CANAVERAL – Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX was due to launch the next long-duration astronaut crew to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA early on Wednesday, including a medical doctor turned spacewalker and a … Read more

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