NASA postpones SpaceX Crew-3 launch to the International Space Station because of the storm and scheduled to November 3

NASA and SpaceX currently are focusing on 1:10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, November 3, for the organization’s Crew-3 launch to the International Space Station because of a huge storm system wandering across the Ohio Valley and through the northeastern United States this weekend, raising winds and waves in the Atlantic Ocean along the Crew Dragon flight… Continue reading NASA postpones SpaceX Crew-3 launch to the International Space Station because of the storm and scheduled to November 3

NASA team up with Axiom Space for SpaceX Crew Dragon and first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station in 2022

NASA and Houston-based aerospace startup Axiom Space have signed an order for Axiom Mission 1 (AX-1), the first fully private human astronaut mission, and a planned SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station, to happen no earlier than January 2022. Space tourism will increase in the coming months, with both Blue Origin and… Continue reading NASA team up with Axiom Space for SpaceX Crew Dragon and first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station in 2022

NASA and SpaceX are ‘go’ to launch Crew-2 astronauts to the International Space Station on Earth Day April 22

SpaceX and NASA are officially “go” to continue with launching four astronauts to the International Space Station one week from now, with the fulfillment of a basic flight status review on Thursday (April 15). Managers from NASA and Elon Musk’s space organization Thursday cleared the Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule for a first light takeoff… Continue reading NASA and SpaceX are ‘go’ to launch Crew-2 astronauts to the International Space Station on Earth Day April 22

Yuri’s Night: History, Significance and How to Celebrate International Day of Human Space Flight

Yuri’s Night is an international celebration held every year on April 12 to honor achievements in space exploration. It is named after the first human to launch into space, Yuri Gagarin (Юрий Гагарин), who flew the Vostok 1 spaceship on April 12, 1961. Yuri’s Night is frequently called the “World Space Party”. It is a… Continue reading Yuri’s Night: History, Significance and How to Celebrate International Day of Human Space Flight

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Russian cosmonauts reach securely at International Space Station

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Russian cosmonauts reached at the International Space Station Friday, carrying its number of inhabitants to 10 for the coming week. The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft conveying Vande Hei and cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov of the Russian space organization Roscosmos docked to the station’s Rassvet module at 7:05… Continue reading NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Russian cosmonauts reach securely at International Space Station

Three International Space Station fliers set for coming back to Earth

(from left) NASA astronaut Nick Hague, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emriates

Three International Space Station fliers — NASA astronaut Nick Hague, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates — got done with packing Wednesday for a fiery overnight dive back to Earth and arriving on the steppe of Kazakhstan Thursday morning U.S. time. Soyuz MS-12/58S leader Alexey Ovchinin, co-pilot Nick… Continue reading Three International Space Station fliers set for coming back to Earth