SpaceX's Endeavour crew capsule nails water landing, brings NASA astronauts home in historic mission for US
Endeavour autonomously undocked from the ISS on Sunday, 2 August at 5:05 am IST and less than a day later, splashdown in Florida.
NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken to take part in second spacewalk at 5 pm IST today: How to watch it live
The spacewalk is being conducted to swap out six nickel-hydrogen batteries with three lithium-ion batteries and will last six-seven hours.
NASA will allow SpaceX to reuse its Crew Dagon spaceships, Falcon 9 boosters to fly astronauts to the ISS
ASA states that a contract modification allows the extension of the Crew Dragon's Demo-2 test flight from two weeks to up to 119 days.
NASA astronauts reach ISS, SpaceX's Elon Musk says its the 'first step on a journey toward a civilization on Mars'
It was the first time a privately built and owned spacecraft carried astronauts to the space station in its more than 20 years of existence.
Hurley and Behnken — both two-time space shuttle fliers — were among four astronauts chosen in 2015 for NASA’s commercial crew program.
What do we know spacex’s astronaut suits and the vehicle they use to travel to the launchpad; launch on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST
Musk named his rocket after the “Star Wars” Millennium Falcon and the capsule's name comes from his jab at the doubters when he started SpaceX.
How NASA and SpaceX are preparing for the launch of their astronauts in the commerical human spaceflight mission?
American astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will be launched from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA reported that they had been keeping an eye on the weather but rain, clouds, and lightning violated launch criteria throughout the day.
NASA astronauts launched to the ISS, by SpaceX on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST will stay longer than originally planned
Currently, the ISS is running with a skeleton crew of three astronauts and the new mission is supposed to launch on 27 May.
NASA astronauts complete their dress rehearsal before their SpaceX launch to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST
They will board the SpaceX Dragon capsule on top of the Falcon 9 rocket and it will be the first astronaut launch from the Kennedy Space Center since 2011.
During the dress rehearsal, the two astronauts assigned to the first SpaceX crew got a lift to the pad in a Tesla Model X.
SpaceX's first crewed test flight is slated to launch in July with astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken.
After a six-day mission to the ISS, Crew Dragon detached at about 0730 GMT and sped back to earth.