NASA and Boeing are aiming for no earlier than March 25 for CST-100 Starliner's second unmanned orbital flight test (OFT-2). The test is slated to be a milestone in the NASA Commercial Crew program.
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Dragon and the Falcon 9 become the first NASA-certified system in over 40 years for regular manned trips to the ISS. The approval echoes SpaceX's success in the Commercial Crew program.
Dubbed Crew-1, the Crew Dragon's second manned flight to the International Space Station is scheduled for next month on November 15, weather permitting, with four astronauts on board.
Boeing and NASA signed a new contract extension that is valued at $916 million. Under it, the former will continue to support development and research aboard the ISS through 2024 at least.
On Saturday, NASA and SpaceX gave the go-ahead to Demo-2. Here's an in-depth look at Crew Dragon's maiden crewed test flight to the International Space Station from start to finish.
Crew Dragon has launched atop the Falcon 9 rocket and is now on its way to the ISS. This is a historic moment as for the first time in nine years, astronauts have taken off from American soil.
Following the Launch Readiness Review, NASA and SpaceX have given the Crew Dragon launch atop the Falcon 9 rocket a go-ahead. However, the weather will still prove to be an important consideration.
After a delay, courtesy of unfavorable weather conditions, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft took flight atop the Falcon 9 rocket and safely detached itself before the latter went up in flames.
After burning excess fuel, Boeing's CST-100 Starliner failed to dock at the International Space Station in its maiden, unmanned test flight as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
As part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, Boeing will be conducting the maiden, unmanned flight test of its CST-100 Starliner vehicle atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 6:36 AM EST.
Unlike the previous run in April, which resulted in an explosion in the spacecraft, today, SpaceX was able to complete the static fire tests successfully after redesigning some components.
Today, the NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine met with the SpaceX founder Elon Musk. A crewed test flight might happen in Q1 of 2020, drop tests for the Mark 3 parachute to come, and more.
SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk, and the NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, will be meeting in Hawthorne to discuss Crew Dragon—a spacecraft that the two companies are collaborating on.