Tag: ISS

NASA Postpones Boeing Starliner Test Flight into 2022 as Faulty Thruster Root Cause Search Continues

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  NASA has postponed the next launch attempt of the oft delayed Boeing Starliner uncrewed test flight into no earlier than the first half of 2022 as engineers continue to search for the root cause and fix the faulty propulsion valves discovered inside the spaceships service module that forced a scrub during the Aug.

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Departs ISS for Successful Atlantic Ocean Splashdown off Florida Coast

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL – A SpaceX Cargo Dragon completed its month long stay at the International Space Station (ISS), departing from the orbiting outpost Thursday morning, Sept. 30, and accomplished a safe and successful splashdown hours later in the Atlantic Ocean that evening off the east coast of Florida returning home with some  2.3 tons of research samples

SpaceX Launches Cargo Dragon Packed with NASA Science to Space Station on Overnight Flight from Florida

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM After a days delay due to inclement weather a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship took flight  on a spectacular middle of the night blastoff this morning, Sunday, Aug. 29, carrying over two tons of science and research investigations and supplies for NASA bound for the International Space Station (ISS) from Florida’s Spaceport. Liftoff of the flight proven two

Starliner Test Flight Suffers Setback Facing Lengthy Months Long Delay to Fix Faulty Propulsion Valves

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The hard luck Boeing Starliner suffered another serious setback Friday involving a many months long launch delay for the critical second test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) when company officials concluded that much more time was needed to fix faulty propulsion valves discovered inside the spaceships service module and forcing a scrub during

Northrop Grumman Launches Cygnus Resupply Ship with 4 Tons NASA Science and Cargo to ISS

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Northrop Grumman successfully launched their commercial Cygnus resupply spacecraft atop the firms Antares rocket loaded with over four tons of science investigations and cargo for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS) at 6:01 p.m. EDT Tuesday evening, August 11, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus NG-16 cargo freighter

Boeing Starliner Rolls Back to Vertical Integration Facility as Propulsion Valve Problems Force Further Indefinite Delays

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  The Boeing Starliner astronaut ferry ship stacked atop the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket was rolled back from Launch Complex-41 and returned to the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday, August 5, after problems with the functionality and movement of propulsion valves in the

NASA, Boeing Retarget Starliner Test Launch to ISS on Atlas V to Aug. 3 After Nauka Thruster Event: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA has retargeted the liftoff of Boeing’s Starliner CST-100 crew capsule astronaut ferry ship on its second unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) to midday August 3 atop an Atlas V rocket from Florida’s Spaceport following the inadvertent thrust firing incident of the newly docked Russian Nauka science module

ISS Loses Orientation Control After Newly Docked Russian Nauka Module Fires Thrusters, Forces Starliner Delay

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  In a case of ‘High Drama at the High Frontier’ in an event filled day, the International Space Station (ISS) temporarily lost orientation control and was tilted out from its normal orbital flight path just three hours after the docking of Russia’s newly arrived ‘Nauka’ science module when its maneuvering thrusters unexpectedly

Russia Launches “Nauka” Science Lab Module to International Space Station

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – It’s been years in the making but Russia finally launched the “Nauka” science module to the International Space Station – marking their biggest addition since the early days of the Earth orbiting outpost and one that will significantly  enhance cosmonaut research and capabilities. The uncrewed Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) “Nauka” successfully and