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During their first news conference since arriving at the International Space Station, the astronauts who blasted off Sunday said their escape from Earth’s gravity was a thrilling ride atop a spacecraft that on the ground appeared restless, grunting and vibrating before being unleashed into the skies.
  • Nov 19, 2020
A NASA official asked a Boeing executive if Boeing was going to contest the bid loss. It didn't. Instead, it resubmitted the bid, a move so unusual that NASA officials told the agency's inspector general, who then referred the matter to the Justice Department.
  • Nov 17, 2020
Following a successful Sunday launch, Dragon Crew-1′s ‘Resilience’ capsule docks onto the International Space Station. It became the first privately owned and operated spacecraft to be certified by NASA for human spaceflight.
  • Nov 16, 2020
SpaceX has launched four astronauts to the International Space Station. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule is the first privately owned and operated spacecraft to be certified by NASA for human spaceflight, a certification SpaceX received only days ago.
  • Nov 15, 2020
The SpaceX launch, now scheduled for Saturday evening, would be another coup for NASA, which has been on a roll recently, providing dashes of good news in a year that has seen very little.
  • Nov 15, 2020
There is nothing routine about space travel, something made clear Friday when the mission was thrown into doubt after Elon Musk tweeted that he had tested positive for the coronavirus twice and negative twice.
  • Nov 13, 2020
Speaking at a news conference, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Friday morning it was unclear whether Musk's positive test would have any affect on the launch. Musk also tested negative and another test was expected.
  • Nov 13, 2020
The space station is old. It leaks from time to time, requiring patches like the ones the astronauts installed last month. The toilet breaks. But astronauts have somehow managed to live aboard the outpost continuously for 20 years.
  • Nov 1, 2020
As NASA moves towards the SLS’s first flight, putting the Orion spacecraft in orbit around the moon, there are concerns not with the rocket’s engines but rather with the computer software embedded in all its systems.
  • Oct 31, 2020
SpaceX decided to make the change after the abort of a mission for the U.S. Space Force prompted SpaceX to inspect its fleet of rockets and led to the discovery of a problem in two of the engines of the rocket scheduled to take three NASA astronauts and one from Japan to the space station Nov. 14.
  • Oct 28, 2020