Weather Forecast Improves for Today's OFT-2 Launch

Meteorologists with the U.S. Space Force 45th Weather Squadron now predict an 80% chance of favorable weather for today's uncrewed launch of NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 6:54 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The primary weather Read full post

Weather Forecast Improves for Today's OFT-2 Launch

Meteorologists with the U.S. Space Force 45th Weather Squadron now predict an 80% chance of favorable weather for today's uncrewed launch of NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 6:54 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The primary weather Read full post

CAPSTONE Spacecraft Arrives at Launch Site in New Zealand

The Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment, or CAPSTONE, spacecraft safely arrived at the Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) on the Mahia Peninsula of New Zealand ahead of its launch. The launch window opens May 31 and extends through June 22. Rocket Lab completed the launch Read full post
Posted May 18, 2022 at 8:02 pm on Artemis

Starliner Launching Thursday, Crew Works Science and Medical Training

Boeing’s Starliner crew ship sits atop the Atlas-V rocket from United Launch Alliance counting down to its launch from Florida to the International Space Station on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Expedition 67 crew concentrated on medical training, exercise systems maintenance, and a variety of advanced space science on Wednesday. Two NASA astronauts Read full post

3 Life Lessons From NASA Interns

NASA Internships provide students with valuable skills, knowledge, and wisdom to carry with them into their future careers. Here from three current NASA interns on what they took away from their own internships. 1. Don’t Limit Yourself, Jorge Levario-Delagarza “I learned through my time at NASA to not constrain myself or limit Read full post

Starliner Nears Launch, Crew Works Space Botany and Human Research

The International Space Station is gearing up for the targeted arrival of Boeing’s Starliner crew ship on the company’s Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission. Meanwhile, the Expedition 67 crew is continuing its ongoing life science activities while maintaining orbital lab systems. Weather forecasters are predicting a 70% chance for favorable weather Read full post

Televised Prelaunch Briefing Set for NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2

NASA will hold a prelaunch briefing on Tuesday, May 17, at noon, following completion of the Launch Readiness Review for Boeing’s second uncrewed Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Briefing participants are: Steve Stich, manager, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program Dana Weigel, deputy International Space Station Program manager Read full post