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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 »

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 »
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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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The First All Civilian Crew is Headed to Orbit: How to Watch the Inspiration4 Launch

The First All Civilian Crew is Headed to Orbit: How to Watch the Inspiration4 Launch
SpaceX is preparing to launch Crew Dragon Resilience to orbit as part of the Inspiration4 mission. The four crew members onboard Resilience make up the first all civilian crewed mission to space. Inspiration4 will remain in orbit for three days following launch which is targeted for Wednesday, September 15th with a launch window opening at... Read more »

Cargo Dragon Ready for Liftoff: How to Watch the SpaceX CRS-23 Mission

Cargo Dragon Ready for Liftoff: How to Watch the SpaceX CRS-23 Mission
After a weather delay, NASA and SpaceX are ready for the launch of SpaceX’s 23 commercial resupply mission (CRS-23) from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Dragon will carry over 4,800 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and Station hardware to space. Team of university students from the Inter-American University of Puerto... Read more »

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

Boeing's Starliner is Ready for Liftoff: How to Watch the OFT-2 Launch
NASA and Boeing are launching the Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station on its second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) as part of the Commercial Crew Program (CCP). The mission is a test, so while the spacecraft is intended to launch crewed missions to the ISS this launch will be uncrewed. NASA is targeting Tuesday,... Read more »
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Watch Virgin Galactic Fly Richard Branson and Unity 22 Crew to Space

Virgin Galactic is flying Richard Branson and crew to space today, July 11th, as part of the historic VSS Unity test space flight. The billionaire announced the test flight earlier this week, and that he would be among the crew, placing Branson ahead of billionaire Jeff Bezos and his own test flight on July 20th... Read more »