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Photos: Boeing Starliner Successfully Launches to the International Space Station

Photos: Boeing Starliner Successfully Launches to the International Space Station
After a stuck thruster valve delayed the launch of the Boeing Starliner capsule in August 2021, the spacecraft successfully lifted off this past Thursday to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the OFT-2 mission. Following the successful launch Starliner then autonomously docked to the ISS Friday afternoon. Starliner is carrying about 500 pounds... Read more »

Boeing's Starliner is Ready for Launch: How to Watch OFT-2

Boeing's Starliner is Ready for Launch: How to Watch OFT-2
Boeing and NASA are ready to launch the Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station for Orbital Flight Test-2. The OFT-2 mission is meant to demonstrate the spacecraft’s ability to support crewed missions to the Space Station as part of NASA’s commercial crew program. Launch is scheduled for liftoff at 5:54pm CT on Thursday, May... Read more »

NASA's Fourth Crew Rotation Heads to Station: How to Watch the Crew-4 Launch

NASA's Fourth Crew Rotation Heads to Station: How to Watch the Crew-4 Launch
The fourth crew of NASA’s Commercial Crew program is ready to head to the Space Station. Launching on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, Crew 4 will begin their mission in space to conduct microgravity research, test student hardware, and carry out medical research. Crew 4 is scheduled for an early morning liftoff from Launch Complex 39A... Read more »
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The First All Private Astronaut Crew to the ISS: How to Watch the Axiom-1 Launch

The First All Private Astronaut Crew to the ISS: How to Watch the Axiom-1 Launch
SpaceX is preparing to launch the first all-private astronaut crew to the ISS for Axiom Space. Ax-1 includes an international crew of four private astronauts on a ten-day mission to space where they will live and work aboard the International Space Station for eight days. Ax-1 is currently scheduled for liftoff from Launch Complex 39A... Read more »

Photos: GOES-T Launches from Cape Canaveral

Photos: GOES-T Launches from Cape Canaveral
A ULA Atlas V rocket carrying the GOES-T weather satellite for NASA and NOAA launches to orbit from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022.

GOES-T Launches to Orbit for NOAA and NASA

GOES-T Launches to Orbit for NOAA and NASA
An Atlas V rocket launched the GOES-T weather satellite to space from Cape Canaveral at 3:38 pm CST today March 1st, 2022. The satellite is currently traveling through space on its way to orbit, which is about a three and a half hour mission after launch. Following the successful launch by ULA and NASA’s Launch... Read more »
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NOAA’s Next Weather Satellite is Ready for Liftoff: How to Watch the GOES-T Launch

NOAA’s Next Weather Satellite is Ready for Liftoff: How to Watch the GOES-T Launch
NOAA is ready to launch the next weather satellite in its Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites- R Series, called GOES-T to orbit. The GOES-T satellite is launching on a ULA Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on March 1st, 2022 at 3:38 p.m. CST. NASA will provide live launch coverage beginning... Read more »

NASA and SpaceX are Ready for Lift Off: How to Watch the Launch of Crew-3

NASA and SpaceX are Ready for Lift Off: How to Watch the Launch of Crew-3
After several delays the launch of Crew-3 is scheduled for liftoff tonight, November 10th, 2021. NASA and SpaceX are preparing for a launch no earlier than 8:03 pm CST from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Crew-3 astronauts from left to right: Matthias Maurer, Tom Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron. Photo Credit: NASA NASA... Read more »

NASA Ready to Explore the Trojan Asteroids: How to Watch the NASA Lucy Mission

NASA Ready to Explore the Trojan Asteroids: How to Watch the NASA Lucy Mission
NASA is ready to launch a 12 year mission to the Jupiter Trojan asteroids in order to learn more about the formation of our Solar System. The Lucy spacecraft is set to launch on a ULA Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on October 16th, 2021 at 4:34 a.m. CDT.... Read more »
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How to See Inspiration4 Fly Over Chicago at Night

How to See Inspiration4 Fly Over Chicago at Night
When you know where to look and what to look for, you can easily see the spacecraft of Inspiration4 fly over Chicago at night. Despite the presence of bright city lights, the current streak of clear night skies and Dragon’s orbital path means you have a couple chances to spot the spacecraft each night. Crew... Read more »