Tag: Commercial Crew Program

NASA Awards SpaceX 5 Additional Commercial Crew Dragon Astronaut Missions to ISS

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA is awarding SpaceX task orders for five additional commercial Crew Dragon missions to the International Space Station (ISS) in order to maintain an uninterrupted long-term capability to fly astronauts to and from the orbiting research outpost through the end of its currently projected lifetime around 2030. The new award marks

Starliner Lands in New Mexico Concluding Incredibly Successful OFT-2 Uncrewed Test Flight to Space Station for NASA

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –  Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule landed in the New Mexico desert, Wednesday evening, May 19, concluding an ‘incredibly successful’ uncrewed test flight for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS) and back – paving the way to    the first crewed flight with NASA astronauts aboard as soon as

Boeing Starliner Poised Prelaunch atop ULA Atlas V at Pad 41 on OFT-2 Test Flight for NASA to ISS: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Here’s a look back to Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crew capsule integrated atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket prelaunch at launch pad 41 on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, Wednesday, May 18, prior to the high stakes and ultimately successful May 19 liftoff

Crew 3 Splashes Down Safely After 6 Month NASA ESA Science Expedition Aboard ISS

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The multinational four person team of Crew-3 astronauts representing NASA and ESA splashed down overnight this morning just past midnight, May 6, after concluding their 6 month science expedition aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and returning safely to Earth in their SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft – during an extremely busy

Rapid Cadence of Human Launches Continues with NASA ESA SpaceX Crew-4 Overnight Launch April 27: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The Crew-4 multinational team of astronauts from the US and Europe is ready to blastoff  at last on a nearly half year science mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in the wee hours overnight Wednesday, April 27, after poor splashdown weather forced lengthy homecoming delays for the private Axiom Mission-1

SpaceX NASA Crew-3 Landed Falcon 9 Booster Returns to Port Canaveral for Rare Night Arrival: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The ‘flight-proven’ SpaceX Falcon 9 booster that successfully launched the NASA ESA quartet of Crew-3 multinational astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on a spectacular Wednesday evening Nov. 10 liftoff and landed eight minutes later on a company droneship, returned to Port Canaveral, Florida four days later Sunday evening,

NASA ESA Crew-3 Astronauts Dock at Space Station with SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  One day after a cloud obscured but nevertheless stunning nighttime blastoff from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) the four multinational German and American astronauts on the NASA, ESA Crew-3 mission safely and successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday evening, Nov. 11 gliding into port aboard SpaceX’s commercial Crew

Multinational US and German Astronaut Crew Streaks to Orbit on Spectacular NASA ESA SpaceX Night Launch to ISS: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  After multiple postponements for poor weather and a ‘minor medical issue’ affecting one of the four multinational crew members, the NASA, ESA SpaceX Crew-3 mission streaked to orbit during a spectacular nighttime launch of US and German astronauts beginning a half year science mission to the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday