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.
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.
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.
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.
President Donal Trump to attend launch of NASA astronauts for the first time in nine years, from America
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are scheduled to blast off on Thursday, 2.00 am IST from launch pad 39A from the Kennedy Space Centre.
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.
This launch of SpaceX's first crewed mission will put an end to NASA's nine-year hiatus in human spaceflight.
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.
SpaceX intends for the Starship to make an uncrewed test flight to an altitude of roughly 500 ft, or 150 meters, soon.
Planet is part of SpaceX's RIdeshare program and currently has 15 SkySats in orbit, including two prototypes launched in 2013 and 2014.
SpaceX to launch first Starlink satellites with VisorSat to block sun from reflecting off its bright parts
Elon Musk said that a "sunshade" is a set of darkened shades that can keep the sun from reflecting off the bright parts of each satellite.
Shrouded in Darkness: US military launches its sixth uncrewed plane into orbit while its purpose remains a mystery
The Air Force has two reusable space planes and each mission has been progressively longer than the last.
What prompted SBI to suggest its customers to maintain a safe password was the unique name of the new born newborn son of SpaceX chief Elon Musk.
Tom Cruise confirmed to headline movie shot on International Space Station, announces NASA administrator
The proposed action-adventure with Tom Cruise is in its early stages, as per reports