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.
Scientists have theorised that these organisms could serve as radiation shields for future astronauts on long-distance missions.
The Neowise comet should be visible throughout the month of July and will approach closest to the Earth around 22 July.
The GPS satellite launched on this flight has better capabilities and security and has the potential to impact four billion users around the world.
This substance was first theorised by Albert Einstein and Satyendra Nath Bose in the early 1920s as the fifth state of matter.
As the global space economy undergoes a massive disruption, and space becomes increasingly entrepreneurial, India is faced with an important choice.
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.
SpaceX launched two Americans into orbit to ISS, a landmark mission that ended Russia's monopoly on flights there.
Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on their way to the ISS and will dock automatically around 7.00 pm IST, 19 hours after the lift-off.
This mission is the final test flight and if it is successful, then NASA will certify SpaceX to continue to fly humans to space.
Superhero spacesuits: Elon Musk’s SpaceX astronaut suit is like a Tuxedo for the Starship Enterprise
What the SpaceX suits evoke most of all is James Bond’s tuxedo if it were redesigned by Tony Stark as an upgrade for James T. Kirk’s next big adventure.
SpaceX reaches for milestone in human spaceflight – a private company will launch NASA astronauts into orbit
Compared to an average space shuttle mission that cost US$1.6 billion, NASA is paying only $55 million per seat for SpaceX’s upcoming ISS flights.
A new era dawns in human spaceflight: SpaceX needs to get the rocket science right to launch the NASA astronauts
This launch will put SpaceX ahead of other commercial companies including Boeing’s Starliner and Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser.
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are badass astronauts and dads: SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell
Both are former military pilots who rose to the rank of colonel — Behnken in the US Air Force, Hurley in the Marines — before joining NASA in 2000.
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.
NASA planted the seeds for a commercial program, starting a competition for companies to send cargo to the International Space Station.
NASA has purchased an additional Soyuz seat from Russian space agency, as a failsafe, to ensure it will have a ride to the ISS
NASA would compensate for bumping a Russian cosmonaut from the flight by flying their cargo to the ISS on a US-built spacecraft.
A decade in the making: After a few stumbles and explosions, NASA will launch its astronauts to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will blast off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center launchpad.
If due to unforeseen circumstances, this mission is not able to launch, it has back-up dates on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST and Monday, 1 June, 12.30 am IST.
NASA reported that they had been keeping an eye on the weather but rain, clouds, and lightning violated launch criteria throughout the day.