Category: Crewed Spaceflight

Multinational Soyuz Crew Returns Safely to Earth after Departing ISS

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  A multinational crew from the US, Russia and the UAE returned safely to Earth this morning, Thursday, Oct. 3, touching down safely in their Russian Soyuz capsule in the steppes of Kazakhstan just hours after a middle-of-the-night departure from the International Space Station (ISS)  – which briefly hosted 9 humans from 4 countries for the past week. NASA astronaut Nick

Japanese Cargo Spaceship Successfully Joins Space Station – Home to 9 Humans

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Following a belated but spectacular nighttime blastoff on Tuesday, Sept. 24 and a four day orbital chase Japan’s unpiloted HTV-8 cargo freighter arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) Saturday morning, Sept. 28 and was attached to the complex after grappling by NASA astronauts maneuvering Canada’s robotic arm – capping a hugely busy week of space action that ends

Crew and Cargo Spaceships Successfully Launch Back to Back to Space Station – Home to 9 Humans

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Less than 24 hours apart a pair of critical crew and cargo spaceships successfully launched back to back to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 24 & Sept. 25 – the Japanese HTV-8 cargo freighter from Japan and Russia’s Soyuz MS-15 crew vessel from Kazakhstan respectively, making for a hugely busy week of space action! Thus

NASA, SpaceX Rehearse Astronaut Extraction with Mock-up Crew Dragon

PORT CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA and SpaceX teams recently rehearsed critical activities required to safely and rapidly, recover and extract astronauts from Crew Dragon spacecraft following return to Earth from missions to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The practice exercises involving NASA and SpaceX personnel simulating work to remove astronauts from a Crew Dragon following