Tag: JAXA

NASA Crew-1 Dragon Astronauts Depart ISS for Safe Splashdown Making 1st US Nighttime Water Landing Since Apollo 8

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – After completing a six month science stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS) the four person multinational astronaut team on the NASA Crew-1 mission departed aboard their commercial SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Saturday evening and safely splashed down overnight this morning making the first nighttime water landing of astronauts since NASA’s historic

NASA, SpaceX GO for April 22 Launch 4 Astronauts to International Space Station: Photos

  For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA and SpaceX announced they are GO for launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission with four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) following the successful conclusion of the joint Flight Readiness Review (FRR) held at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The NASA and SpaceX launch teams are

Astronauts Complete 1st Port Relocation of SpaceX Crew Dragon on ISS Ahead of Busy Month of Arrivals

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  A four person team of astronauts successfully completed the first relocation of a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft from one port to another one nearby on the International Space Station (ISS) in a flawless maneuver carried out early this morning, Monday, April 5, while orbiting above Earth to ready the orbiting outpost for

NASA, JAXA Astronauts Capture Cygnus Commercial Resupply Ship at Space Station, Unload Science Gear

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Two days after the 15th Northrop Grumman Cygnus commercial resupply spacecraft flawlessly launched at 12:36 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 20 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the eastern shore of Virginia the vessel arrived at the International Space Station overnight Monday morning, Feb. 22 and was successfully captured by a team of NASA

Japanese Scientists Gleeful to Confirm Pristine Asteroid Samples Collected in Hayabusa 2 Return Capsule

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Japanese space scientists are positively gleeful as they have now confirmed that their ambitious Hayabusa 2 spacecraft successfully collected over 5 grams of pristine black as coal soil and rock samples gathered from the ancient near earth asteroid Ryugu in a re-entry capsule that parachuted safely to Earth earlier this month after a

Japanese Hayabusa 2 Capsule Lands in Australia with Pristine Asteroid Samples After 6 Year Voyage

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Japan’s ambitious Hayabusa 2 spacecraft successfully delivered a sample return capsule to a safe landing in the remote Australian outback today, Dec. 5, after surviving a scorching reentry plunge that created a dazzling fireball as  it streaked through the Earth’s atmosphere while carrying pristine soil and rock samples gathered from an ancient asteroid

SpaceX Crew Dragon Docks at International Space Station Starting 1st Seven Person Resident Crew

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  Just over 27 and a half hours  after  Sunday’s (Nov. 15) flawless blastoff  from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket, the SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) at 11:01 p.m. EST Monday  (0401 GMT Tuesday), carrying the very precious cargo