Tag Archives: Commercial Spaceflight

Boeing’s software missteps spark NASA review

An interim assessment of what went wrong during December’s first uncrewed flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space taxi has turned up so many breakdowns that NASA is ordering a comprehensive safety review of the company’s procedures. NASA and Boeing provided … Continue reading

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Axiom wins NASA’s OK for habitat on space station

Houston-based Axiom Space has won NASA’s nod to attach a commercial habitation module to the International Space Station by as early as 2024. The “Axiom Segment” of the space station is designed to connect to the station’s Harmony node and … Continue reading

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SpaceX rehearses Dragon’s worst-case scenario

With a fiery flash and volleys of cheers, SpaceX and NASA today rehearsed something they hope will never happen: a catastrophic rocket failure at the worst time in the launch of a crewed mission to the International Space Station. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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NASA and Boeing lay out Starliner schedule

NASA says it’s working with Boeing to set up an independent investigation team to review last month’s less-than-perfect maiden flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space taxi, and is considering whether another uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station will be required. … Continue reading

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Next SpaceShipTwo reaches factory milestone

The rocket plane that’s due to become Virgin Galactic’s second commercial suborbital spaceship can now stand on its own two feet — or to be more precise, on its own landing gear. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Starliner makes flawless landing after flawed flight

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space taxi made a flawless automated landing in New Mexico today, marking the end of an orbital test flight that was cut short due to a glitch with the craft’s timing system. Because of the glitch, NASA … Continue reading

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NASA, Boeing trace roots of Starliner’s bad timing

NASA and Boeing say they’ve learned more about the timing glitch that kept Boeing’s uncrewed CST-100 Starliner space taxi from making its planned rendezvous with the International Space Station — and they’re getting “an enormous amount of data” in advance … Continue reading

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