Tag: Crew Dragon

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

NASA, SpaceX Successfully Demonstrate Astronaut Launch Escape System on Commercial Crew Dragon Spacecraft: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Today was a magnificent day for American human spaceflight following the ‘picture perfect’ demonstration test launch of the astronaut launch escape system for the commercial Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket that paves the way for a resumption of crew launches from American soil as soon as this spring