Tag: Crew Dragon

Kathy Lueders Selected to Lead All of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Efforts

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has announced the selection of Kathy Lueders, Manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, to be the chief of all of NASA’s Human Space Flight programs as the agency’s next associate administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate – even as the first crew of NASA

Dismal Weather Scrubs Historic SpaceX Launch of NASA Astronauts: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM TITUSVILLE, FL – Dismal weather forced SpaceX and NASA to scrub the first launch attempt of American astronauts from Florida’s Space Coast in nearly 9 years this afternoon on the historic first ever piloted launch of the commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft to orbit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Extended periods of drenching rain,

NASA and SpaceX Complete Launch Day Dress Rehearsal for 1st Crew Dragon Astronaut Launch: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In one of their final major pre-launch training exercises NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley participated in a thorough countdown dry dress rehearsal today, May 23, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida of the exact timeline of events they will run through on their history making launch aboard the 1st

Boeing to Fly 2nd Uncrewed Starliner Orbital Test Flight for NASA

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Following the problem plagued maiden launch of Boeing’s Starliner astronaut crew capsule in December, the company announced they will fly a second uncrewed test flight to verify the space taxi is safe and reliable enough to be entrusted to launch NASA astronauts in the future to the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing

NASA Administrator Message Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and Mission Updates

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA and the nation continue to deal with the ever expanding fallout from the deadly coronavirus COVOD-19 pandemic. Below is the newest update from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on April 2. Specifically related to NASA, some missions like the International Space Station (ISS) including the upcoming Soyuz crew launch on April 9

NASA, SpaceX Target May for 1st Crew Dragon Launch with Astronauts to ISS – But Will it Happen with COVID-19 Crisis?

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA and SpaceX have jointly announced that they are targeting May – roughly two months or so from now – for the first launch of the private Crew Dragon ferry ship with two agency astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on the Demo-2 mission from the Florida Space Coast.  That is