The United Launch Alliance is set to launch the CST-100 Starliner to the ISS carrying cargo for the crew. The mission is a vital test for further crewed missions aboard ULA's Starliner.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration has come up with new rules to deprive Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos of their astronaut titles. They could receive honorary awards though.
In the upcoming week, Jeff Bezos is set to become the second billionaire to travel to space aboard one of his own rockets. He will travel with his brother, Mark, and 82-year-old Wally Funk.
Richard Branson is preparing to launch into space this weekend. In this edition of TWIRL, we tell you where you can watch the launch and provide footage of launches in the last week.
Next week, China's Long March rockets will be performing several missions to ferry satellites into orbit and Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, will also be taking his first trip to space.
In the upcoming week, SpaceX will attempt to launch its Transporter-2 mission, Starsem will orbit 36 OneWeb internet satellites, and Roscosmos will send a cargo mission to the ISS.
Next week could turn out to be quite lively or fairly dull for rocket launches with lots of the launches marked as No Earlier Than. Two missions on Friday, however, will definitely try to launch.
In the upcoming week, China will be sending its first three taikonauts to the new Chinese Space Station. They are set to blast off on Thursday morning aboard the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft.
We're heading into a quiet week for rocket launches but some long-delayed missions could finally get the break they need and get into orbit. One of the missions will see Virgin Orbit do an air launch.
There are several launches planned for this week including a Falcon 9 which will be helping a Dragon capsule into orbit so that it can deliver cargo to the International space station.
This week we will see SpaceX and OneWeb orbit more satellites that will beam internet connectivity back to Earth. China also re-attempt its Tianzhou-2 supply mission to the Chinese Space Station.
There are several rocket launches this week from the United Launch Alliance, the CNSA, and possibly Northrop Grumman. The ULA will carry a missile early warning satellite into orbit for the U.S.
The upcoming week of rocket launches is fairly routine, SpaceX is hoping to launch more Starlink satellites and Virgin Galactic could also fly its SpaceShipTwo-class VSS Unity rocketplane.
It's a quiet week in terms of rocket launches this week. If we are lucky, we should see SpaceX launch its Starship SN15 from Boca Chica, Texas, as it attempts to perform its first smooth landing.
This week is packed full of rocket launches among which China will launch the first module of its space station. The Chinese Space Station could receive three taikonauts as soon as June.
The week will see SpaceX take more astronauts to the ISS, a Helicopter fly on Mars, and possibly the first successful landing on SpaceX's Starship after it was selected for NASA's Artemis missions.
There aren't too many launches this week but SpaceX is prepping its next Starship mission where it will attempt to perfect the landing procedure so it can move on in the testing process.
For the first time since TWIRL began, we will see a crewed space mission. On Friday, two cosmonauts and an astronaut will take off on a Soyuz rocket and head for the International Space Station.
The next week will feature an interesting launch from Blue Origin, the firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos. Astronauts will practice getting aboard the craft ready for a crewed mission in the future.
SpaceX is planning to launch its Starship SN11 sometime this week. The firm still hasn't performed a perfect landing of the craft but it has been improving its technique after each test.
In the upcoming week, we have several rocket launches due. The most interesting will be the maiden flight of Firefly Aerospace's Alpha rocket which is launching from Vandenberg AFB.
There are four planned rocket launches this week, two from SpaceX, one from Rocket Lab, and another from the Chinese National Space Administration. Rocket Lab's mission was delayed from last week.
There are three rocket launches expected this week. Rocket Lab is launching several satellites, Iran is re-attempting to launch its Pars 1 satellite, and SpaceX will try to land Starship SN10.
This week, India, SpaceX, Russia, China and Iran are all planning space launches. All of the launches are carrying satellites but for very different purposes from internet delivery to monitoring.