Category: NASA

ULA Atlas V Rocket Scheduled to Launch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner from Cape Canaveral Dec. 17

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket will deliver the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on Tuesday, December 17 to a 98 nautical mile (nmi) sub-orbital trajectory on its Orbital Flight Test (OFT) to the International Space Station.

NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer Spacecraft in Orbit for First-of-its-Kind Mission

After successfully launching Thursday night, NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft is in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission to study a region of space where changes can disrupt communications and satellite orbits, and even increase radiation risks to astronauts.

ISS Crew Focuses on Preparation for NASA’s Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan’s Spacewalk on Oct. 11

Tuesday was packed with more spacewalk preparations along with ongoing microgravity research aboard the International Space Station. The six-member Expedition 61 crew also conducted emergency response training and cargo transfers from a Japanese cargo craft.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Scheduled to Tour SpaceX Headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 10

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will tour SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on Thursday, Oct. 10, to see the progress the company is making to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station from American soil as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

DRESSING FOR THE JOB: NASA Spacesuits Prepped for Upcoming Spacewalks

NASA astronauts have been busy getting their spacesuits ready to go in preparation for a suite of 10 spacewalks outside the International Space Station. The first of five spacewalks to replace nickel-hydrogen batteries on the space station’s truss with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries is set to begin Sunday, Oct. 6, with four more following before the end of the month.

First Pegasus Barge of NASA’s Artemis Program Arrives at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39

NASA’s Pegasus Barge arrived at the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 turn basin wharf, making its first delivery to Kennedy in support of the agency’s Artemis missions.