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Virgin Galactic places main Oxidizer Tank into its next spaceship

Virgin Galactic has completed a major milestone in the build of the next spaceship in its fleet. The team has placed the Main Oxidizer Tank...

AFRL technology set for launch to International Space Station

A satellite developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory to measure low frequency waves in the magnetosphere will launch Dec. 4, 2019, to the...

Orion spacecraft arrives at NASA’s Plum Brook Station for testing

The Artemis I Orion spacecraft arrived at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, on Nov. 26, 2019, for in-space environmental testing in preparation...
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Thanksgiving 2019 aboard the space station

Right now, half of the crew members on board the International Space Station are American astronauts who are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, and...

NASA certifies SLS rocket lab to test flight software for Artemis...

To launch the Artemis I Moon mission, NASA’s powerful Space Launch System rocket must go from 0 to more than 17,000 miles per hour. The...

Boeing Starliner placed atop United Launch Alliance rocket for first flight

Boeing’s new CST-100 Starliner is now connected to the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will launch the spacecraft on its first flight...

Boeing names space test dummy Rosie after WWII riveter

SpaceX had Ripley. Now Boeing has Rosie. As Boeing moved its Starliner crew capsule to its Florida pad Nov. 21 for a mid-December launch, the...

SpaceX completes Crew Dragon static fire tests

On Nov. 13, SpaceX completed a series of static fire engine tests of the Crew Dragon spacecraft in advance of an in-flight launch escape...

All-electric X-57 debuts at NASA Armstrong

On Nov. 8, NASA unveiled the agency’s X-57 electric-powered research airplane for the first time in its initial all-electric configuration. The aircraft is being prepared...

All four engines attached to SLS core stage for Artemis I...

All four RS-25 engines were structurally mated to the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for Artemis I, the first mission...