Expedition 70 Awaits New Crew Before Next Quartet Departs

The seven-member Expedition 70 crew is awaiting the arrival of four new crewmates who are orbiting Earth today and on their way to the International Space Station. The orbiting lab residents will welcome their new crewmates early Tuesday. The SpaceX Crew-8 mission lifted off aboard the Dragon “Endeavour” spacecraft at 10:53 Read full post

What’s On Board NASA’s Next CubeSat Launch Initiative Mission?

NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative is sending a small satellite to orbit intended to demonstrate a multi-mode-capable thruster that can operate with both chemical and electrical modes potentially saving mass and reducing costs for larger missions. The Multi-Mode Mission, or M³, developed by Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Satellite research team, Read full post

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 Launches to International Space Station

NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, commander; Michael Barratt, pilot; and mission specialist Jeanette Epps, as well as Roscosmos cosmonaut mission specialist Alexander Grebenkin are on their way to the International Space Station, following the picture-perfect launch of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission. SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, named Endeavour, launched at 10:53 p.m. Read full post

Dragon Endeavour Reaches Orbit, News Conference at 12:15 a.m. EST

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, commander; Michael Barratt, pilot; and mission specialist Jeanette Epps along with Roscosmos cosmonaut mission specialist Alexander Grebenkin to the International Space Station has safely reached orbit, and the nosecone has opened. A postlaunch news conference will be held at approximately 12:15 a.m. Read full post

Falcon 9 Second Stage Engine Shuts Down

After about nine minutes of flight, the Falcon 9’s second stage has shut down and the Dragon spacecraft now is in orbit, where it will soon separate from Falcon 9's upper stage and continue its journey to the International Space Station. Momentarily, the rocket’s first stage will attempt to land Read full post

Liftoff! NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 Begins Journey to International Space Station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, named Endeavour, lit up Florida’s night sky, as NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, commander; Michael Barratt, pilot; and mission specialist Jeanette Epps, as well as Roscosmos cosmonaut mission specialist Alexander Grebenkin, started their approximately 28-hour journey to the International Space Station on NASA’s SpaceX Read full post

Up Next: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 Liftoff

Liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, named Endeavour, with NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick; Michael Barratt; and Jeanette Epps, as well as Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin is now just five minutes away. Everything is proceeding according to schedule, and all is looking good for the launch of Read full post