International Space Station

Starliner crew welcomed aboard space station

Space station commander Oleg Kononenko, flanked on his left by Starliner commander Butch Wilmore and on his right by co-pilot Sunita Williams, anchors a group photo of the lab’s seven long-duration crew members and their two visitors. Back row, left to right: cosmonaut Nikolai Chub, Jeanette Epps and Matthew Dominick; middle row, left to right: …

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NASA, Boeing and ULA announce June 1 as new target date for Starliner’s Crew Flight Test

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket was fueled for launch May 6, 2024 for the Starliner Crew Test Flight. Image: NASA TV NASA is looking at the start of June for its next attempt to launch its astronauts, Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams, on board Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft. The announcement came last Wednesday night …

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Live coverage: Soyuz launch to add 3 more crew members to the ISS roster

Expedition 71 NASA astronaut Tracy Dyson, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and Belarus spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya are seen in quarantine, behind glass, during a press conference, Wednesday, March 20, 2024 a the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Dyson, Novitskiy, and Belarus spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya are scheduled to launch aboard their Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft on …

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Crew-7 begins journey home following six-month stay at the International Space Station

A view of the Crew Dragon Endurance as it prepared to undock from the International Space Station following 197 days at the orbiting outpost. Image: NASA A journey of more than half a year orbiting around the world is coming to an end for the four-member team of the SpaceX Crew-7 mission. The Crew Dragon …

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Live coverage: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 booster from Cape Canaveral on recording-breaking 18th flight

File photo a a Falcon 9 prior to a Starlink satellite delivery mission. Image: SpaceX. Update 2:24 p.m. EDT (1824 UTC): Updated launch time. SpaceX aims to break another re-flight record on Friday evening with the launch of 23 more Starlink satellites on a Falcon 9 booster making its 18th flight. The Starlink 6-26 mission is …

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Russian space station laboratory module appears to spring coolant leak

File Photo of the Nauka module at the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Shane Kimbrough An apparent exterior coolant leak from a Russian laboratory module at the International Space Station has been reported by the crew. It follows similar leaks that struck a Russian Soyuz crew ferry craft and a Progress cargo ship within the past …

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Delayed Falcon Heavy launch pushes back Crew 7 mission

NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli and the other members of the Crew-7 mission train at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, in the runup to launching to the International Space Station.Image: SpaceX The next quartet bound for the International Space Station will wait a bit longer before they can punch their ticket to space after Falcon Heavy …

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Watch live: Astronauts head outside space station to install new solar array

Astronauts Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg suited up and floated outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk to install and unroll an upgraded solar array wing delivered to the complex earlier this week by a SpaceX Cargo Dragon supply ship. The astronauts switched their spacesuits to internal battery power at 9:25 a.m. EDT …

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Cargo Dragon docks at space station

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft docked at the International Space Station on Tuesday. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now Closing out an automated 18-hour rendezvous, a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship loaded with 7,000 pounds of supplies and equipment, including two add-on roll-out solar blankets, caught up with the International …

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Whitson says commercial station visit critical to private-sector space ops

Ax-2 crew members Ali Alqarni, Peggy Whitson and John Shoffner on the International Space Station. Credit: Axiom Space America’s most experienced astronaut says her fully commercial visit to the International Space Station this week is a critical stepping stone on the road to space tourism, private-sector orbital research and development of commercially operated space stations. …

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