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Tag Archives: International Space Station
SpaceX and NASA are planning a dress rehearsal for something they hope will never happen: a catastrophic failure at virtually the worst time in the launch of a crewed mission to the International Space Station. Fortunately, the closest things to … Continue reading
A troop of muscle-enhanced mice was among more than 3,500 pounds of experiments and equipment that came back to Earth today when a robotic SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at the end of a monthlong resupply mission to … Continue reading
Every day for the next six weeks, NASA astronaut Christina Koch will be setting a new women’s record for continuous time in space. Get the news brief on GeekWire.
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
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
Boeing’s Starliner space taxi blasted off for the first time today on an uncrewed mission to the International Space Station, but ran into a problem that precluded a space station rendezvous. The anomaly is sure to complicate preparations for the crewed Starliner … Continue reading
After conducting a flight readiness review today, NASA gave its go-ahead for launching Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space taxi on an uncrewed demonstration flight to the International Space Station on Dec. 20. Get the news brief on GeekWire.