American Astronauts Launch from American Soil in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Endeavour Crew Capsule

Bill Jelen

May 31, 2020

Filtered by Tag: Commercial Crew

NASA's Commercial Crew program celebrates a crucial milestone as the first astronauts depart Earth aboard a commercially built and operated American spacecraft.

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Serious weather moves across Kennedy Space Center during the SpaceX Crew Demo-2 countdown.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

"...And SpaceX is STILL ready"

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were treated to a very thorough dress rehearsal today as the SpaceX Crew Demo-2 flight was called off at T-18 minutes due to weather.

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The sun rises over Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A and SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.  Official SpaceX Photo.

SpaceX's Demo-2 Mission is Ready for Launch

Questions about weather, touchscreen flight controls, astronaut breakfast and the new black closeout suits are addressed at Monday's pre-launch briefing.

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SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket prior to the Demo-1 mission in 2019.  A similar spacecraft is scheduled to launch in May 2020 carrying astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.  Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space

NASA Releases Animation of Upcoming SpaceX Demo-2 Mission

SpaceX and NASA provide an overview animation showing the upcoming crewed flight of Dragon to the International Space Station.

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Boeing, NASA, and U.S. Army personnel work around the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft shortly after it landed in White Sands, New Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The landing completes an abbreviated Orbital Flight Test for the company that still meets several mission objectives for NASA’s Commercial Crew program. The Starliner spacecraft launched on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 6:36 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Starliner "Calypso" Touches Down at White Sands Space Harbor

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft becomes the first crew-capable capsule to perform a land-based landing on US soil.

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