Boeing Starliner Launches to Space Station on NASA Uncrewed Flight Test

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off on May 19, 2022, from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida for NASA Boeing’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Liftoff for OFT-2 occurred at 6:54 pm EDT. Starliner is expected to arrive at the space … Read more

Boeing Starliner capsule launches on critical NASA test flight to space station

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is finally on its way to the International Space Station (ISS). Starliner lifted off today (May 19) atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. The duo rose off a pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station as planned at 6:54 pm EDT (2254 GMT), kicking off the crucial Orbital … Read more

How to watch Boeing Starliner’s OFT-2 mission to the space station: Webcast guide

Boeing’s Starliner astronaut taxi is launching Thursday (May 19) on a crucial test flight, but coverage of the mission will continue long after liftoff. Starliner’s uncrewed mission, called Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), is scheduled to begin Thursday at 6:54 pm EDT (2254 GMT). If all goes to plan, Starliner will lift off towards the International … Read more

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

The science of Boeing’s OFT-2 Starliner mission to space station

Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station is poised to launch at 6:54 pm EDT (2254 GMT) on Thursday (May 19) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This second uncrewed test mission of the company Starliner capsule serves as a critical step in NASA’s certification of the spacecraft … Read more

Watch What Happens to Astronauts on the Space Station During an Orbital Reboost

Video clip of ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer and his Expedition 66 crewmates experiencing a reboost of the International Space Station. While the video at the bottom of this article is sped up by 8 times, this GIF is sped up by 32 times. This is reminiscent of going down a slide on the playground – … 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

Crew-3 astronauts on SpaceX ‘Endurance’ splash down from space station

Descending under parachutes into the Gulf of Mexico, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule “Endurance” brought four astronauts back from the International Space Station after an almost six-month stay. Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron, all of NASA, and Matthias Maurer with the European Space Agency (ESA) splashed down Friday (May 6) at 12:43 am EDT (0443 … Read more

China lays out big plans for its new Tiangong space station

China will launch six major missions before the end of the year to complete its Tiangong space station, which space officials say could soon link up with a powerful telescope and host commercial activities and international astronauts. The details were revealed during an April 17 press conferencewhich was held a day after the return of … Read more

NASA Celebrates 3 Years of Astrobee Robotic Free-Flyers Buzzing on Space Station

Animation of Astrobees on the space station. Credit: NASA Three years ago, a pair of robots were launched to the International Space Station (ISS) to help pave the way for the future of robotics and autonomous systems in space. Those pioneers were Honey and Bumble, who were soon joined by a third companion called Queen, … Read more