Tag: ISS

NASA ESA Crew-4 Astronauts Depart ISS in SpaceX Dragon and Return to Earth with Ocean Splashdown: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The Crew-4 multinational team of astronauts from the US and Italy concluded their nearly six-month science expedition aboard the International Space Station (ISS) by floating into their SpaceX Crew Dragon Freedom spacecraft Friday morning, Oct. 14, undocking for final departure and return to Earth and culminating with a successful splashdown

Crew-5 Astronaut-Cosmonaut Team Arrives Aboard Commercial Crew Dragon at International Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After a 29-hour orbital chase through space the multinational NASA Crew-5 quartet of astronaut and cosmonaut spaceflyers rendezvoused and docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday afternoon, Oct. 6 arriving aboard their SpaceX commercial Crew Dragon spacecraft. following a picture-perfect blastoff at 12 Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 5 from NASA’s Kennedy

US-Russian-Japanese Crew Blastoff from Florida to Space Station on NASA SpaceX Crew-5 Science Mission: Photos

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The multinational NASA Crew-5 quartet of spaceflyers blasted off beautifully at 12 Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 5 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on a history making science mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS) that for the first time comprises a mixed crew of NASA and Japanese astronauts as well as the

China Launches and Docks Next Module to Space Station But Booster to Fall Uncontrolled to Earth

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  China’s heavy lift Long March 5B rocket successfully launched a new science module to orbit and docked it to their growing space station, Sunday morning, July 24, with a trio of astronauts serving aboard in another major sign of the country’s burgeoning space programs and capabilities. While the rocket launch and laboratory

SpaceX Dragon Launches NASA Cargo to Space Station and Spawns Stunning ‘Space Jellyfish’ over KSC: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a commercial Dragon cargo spacecraft carrying nearly three tons of groundbreaking NASA science and crucial crew supplies Thursday evening, July 14, to the International Space Station and spawned a stunning ‘Space Jellyfish’ high in the skies just after sunset over NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

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